Iron & Wine / Our Endless Numbered Days
Album: Our Endless Numbered Days   Collection:General
Artist:Iron & Wine   Added:Mar 2004
Label:Sub Pop Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-06-07 Pull Date: 2004-08-09
Week Ending: Aug 1 Jul 25 Jul 18 Jul 11 Jul 4 Jun 27 Jun 20 Jun 13
Airplays: 2 1 2 3 3 2 2 4

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Album Review
Natty Bokenkamp
Reviewed 2004-05-30
Absolutely beautiful, folksy singer-songwriter stuff. If you don’t know about Iron and Wine, the singer’s name is Sam Bean. The on this, his second album, production is a step up from the muddy four track of his first album, but retains the emotive and heart-wrenching qualities of his singing. The arrangements are simple and poignant, mostly acoustic guitar. His songwriting draws from a rich tradition of southern songwriters, infusing his lyrics with a mournful tinge. The vocals are breathy, hushed, a cut you right to the bone. Will appeals to all fans of soft folk music, especially those who like Sufjan Stevens or Bonny Prince Billy.
All tracks come highly recommended, but my absolute favorites are: 11, 2, 8, 6, 9, 10, 12, 4, 7, 3, 5, and 1. It’s hard to pick from an album this good.
If you have any appreciation for beauty in this world, you’ll play this album.

1. Chilly, arcing slide guitar. More rhythmic than other tracks.
*2. Soft, like lovers whispering in bed. Stunning.
3. Darker guitar picking, crooning moans.
4. Pretty, like early Joni Mitchell.
5. Soft banjo, multitracked vocals. A bit uptempo.
*6. Another unbelievably gorgeous acoustic picking number.
7. Ukulele and vocals, like a hymn sung by morose Hawaiian angels.
*8. God, please play this. I’m at a loss for words. Mid-tempo.
*9. Dark bluesy sound. Great banjo solo.
*10. Slower, soft like a peach, or the skin of an newborn child.
**11. Perfect. I would say something, but the tears in my eyes obscure the screen.
*12. A simple, wistful ballad with stately piano.

Track Listing
1. On Your Wings   9. Free Until They Cut Me Down
2. Naked As We Came   10. Fever Dream
3. Cinder and Smoke   11. Sodom, South Georgia
4. Sunset Soon Forgotten   12. Passing Afternoon
5. Teeth in the Grass   13. Cinder and Smoke
6. Love and Some Verses   14. Swans and the Swimming
7. Radio War   15. Free Until They Cut Me Down
8. Each Coming Night   16. Hickory