Bon Iver Break Into Top Ten

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Bon Iver have raced into the Top Ten with their critically acclaimed second album.

Led by Justin Vernon, Bon Iver faced an imposing task when work began on their second album. Famously, Vernon had written the bulk of debut 'For Emma, Forever Ago' in a remote log cabin earning huge acclaim in the process.

A deeply personal collection of songwriting, 'For Emma, Forever Ago' was a very definitive record. Settling back into the studio, Bon Iver began work on a follow up under enormous pressure.

Yet new album 'Bon Iver' is in many ways superior to its predecessor. The band have adapted their sound, with the loose knit line up shifting to accommodate Justin Vernon's continually changing songwriting.

Released last week, 'Bon Iver' was greeted ecstatically by fans. Entering the Top Ten, the album has rested at number four.

An extremely high placing for an independent release, Bon Iver are sitting right behind some big hitters. Take That are one place above, with their album 'Progress' rejuvenated by their current tour.

Meanwhile soulful Brit Adele sits at number two with her album '21'. Released in January, the record has yet to be dislodged from the top two placings on the album chart.

However the commercial force that is Lady Gaga has again proved to be too much for the Tottenham singer. 'Born This Way' fell down to number three last week, but a heavy promotional campaign has seen the album fly back up the charts.

Returning to number one, 'Born This Way' dislodges Take That from pole position on the British album charts.

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