I've only listened to the first three songs, but I can tell this record's going to be something special. For Emma still spins very frequently and I consider it a case for why modern music doesn't entirely suck. It's a brilliant record and I think you should definitely go back and give a second chance.
Review is okay though; describing some of the songs would've helped and you seemed to meander and just kind of go in circles.
no offense, but this review is sort of bland. i mean, you didn't even get the album title right. and "complaining" that it's difficult to decipher the lyrics is ridiculous when justin uses his voice as an instrument, only he's capable of manipulating it to his advantage on every level, thus the words aren't as significant as one may think, especially since a majority of the album is written in code anyway. then you contradict yourself by saying, just when you think a song starts to drag, you say, it's never not once a dull journey. which one is it? i could go on, but i won't. although, i do agree that the blood bank ep has hardly anything to do with bon iver, bon iver. thank you for saying that in the comments. so true imo.