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Justin Vernon sings Skinny Love

An Ode to Bon Iver: 22, A Million

I left my heart in Blackpool Opera House

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Top 10 Albums of 2016

The Mancunion’s favourite albums of the past year, lovingly compiled and illustrated by our contributors

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Opinion: Music is genuinely exciting again

A series of high-profile, transgressive album releases have shown that 2016 is the year where mainstream music has got its mojo back, writes Frank Hillman

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Album: Bon Iver – 22, A Million

Bon Iver’s third LP challenges every preconception about the artist, but comes off all the better for it, writes Callum Oliver

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Album: James Blake – The Colour In Anything

James Blake’s 76 minute epic lives up to it’s title, channelling shades of love and loss with extraordinary clarity, through vibrant and varied instrumentals

Bon Iver made the transition to the city's biggest venue with consumate ease. Photo: Shelmac @ Flickr

Bon Iver

Justin Vernon’s reputation as one of the defining artists of the past few years is vindicated with a resplendent set at the Arena

Manchester Arena
9th November 2012

9/10

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Preview: Latitude Festival

Complete with neon sheep and extensive arts events across the site, there’s more than a weekend’s worth to get involved with.

Other Lives

Live: Other Lives

Arriving 20 minutes late on the eve of Halloween, it’s difficult to discern what the band have more of – instruments or facial hair.

Bon Iver.

Live: Bon Iver @ Apollo

Lingering, delicate and hauntingly beautiful. It can only be Bon Iver.