Ranking the 30 Best Albums of the 2010s

30. Bon Iver: Bon Iver (2011)

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With Bon Iver’s second, self-titled album, Justin Vernon leaped from his cabin in the woods into a world entirely of his own imagination. Precise in imagery but hazy in structure, the songs evoke places and moments the way Vernon remembers them: unreliably and romantically. People get mixed up with the landscapes — He whisper-sings about bones and nature in the same breath, painting images of a human frame breaking the curvatures of the sea.