Wednesday, January 26 2011
Iron & Wine's major-label debut might have a sexy title, but it’s just a little too effete to be the great pop record it really should be.
Thursday, May 21 2009
Sunday, April 20 2008
It turns out Iron & Wine can rock out with the best of them: the force of it almost knocked me out.
Monday, November 5 2007
Appreciating Iron & Wine is a little like conversing with somebody who whispers all the time; you must be ready to concentrate and listen intently, or else you'll miss everything.
Wednesday, September 26 2007
As much for the beautiful distractions conjured by the musicians, the richness and creativity, bells and whistles, The Shepherd’s Dog should one day be regarded for how it reflected its time, timelessly.
Monday, February 21 2005
Sam Beam and producer Brian Deck continue to experiment in the studio, replacing the sounds of necessity with the sounds of possibility. Woman King is Iron & Wine's most economically expansive set of songs to date.
Wednesday, March 31 2004
Beam’s triumphs are not limited to individual moments, however; Our Endless Numbered Days stuns, sedates, and fills from beginning to end. Iron and Wine (in any combination) have produced an understated of excessive beauty and lyricism.
Monday, October 20 2003
Beam is actually a film professor in Miami Beach, Florida, but his songs resonate with so much artistry, loneliness, and authenticity that it seems that he could easily make a living with his music should he so choose to in the future.