Repave, Rethink: One of my favorite bands is also perhaps one of the most divisive bands around today. I get what people may not like about Bon Iver - the brainchild of falsetto-abuser Justin Vernon - and the band's affinity for quieter, often-labeled "boring" work. But I've always believed a close enough listen could show anyone that Vernon is behind some truly beautiful music.
It's hard to feel the reality in the Young Money Cash Money/G.O.O.D. Records beef. The story trickles along, but almost everybody involved is trying to back away from it, offering endorsements of their side without taking hard swings at the other.