Iron & Wine The Shepherd's Dog
Entertainment Weekly: "[I]t becomes clear that he's added dimension to his style without sacrificing its gorgeous tranquility." -- Grade: A-
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- Released: September 25, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: Sub Pop
Rolling Stone - p.773.5 stars out of 5 -- "Beam finally brings the blood, instrumental colors and quirky but fluid arrangements that make explicit the worry and wounds running red in his Southern-gothic stories and dead-love letters."
Spin - p.1064 stars out of 5 -- "[A] gorgeous melange of world percussions, electric strings, and airy harmonies that continues the expansion of his sound..."
Entertainment Weekly - p.107"[I]t becomes clear that he's added dimension to his style without sacrificing its gorgeous tranquility." -- Grade: A-
Q - p.984 stars out of 5 -- "Like quicksand, it's subtle, surprising and utterly absorbing."
Uncut - p.964 stars out of 5 -- "[H]e has recast his music, adding rhythms and a fullness of sound....It is, by any measure, a quiet revolution....In the midst of his despair, evidently Sam Beam found hope."
Alternative Press - p.1624.5 stars out of 5 -- "He's expanded his instrumental repertoire considerably, creating a study in measured quietude....Beam conjures yet another hypnotic dreamworld..."
Magnet - p.98"By maintaining his intimacy while armed with a full palette of colors, Beam sets himself far apart from the rest of the hush-and-shush crowd."
No Depression - p.95"In its mild, stubborn way, it's the fizziest record Beam has made yet....Beam can turn a phrase more deftly than almost any of his direct compatriots...."
- 1.Pagan Angel and a Borrowed Car
- 2.White Tooth Man
- 3.Lovesong of the Buzzard
- 5.House by the Sea
- 6.Innocent Bones
- 7.Wolves (Song of the Shepherd's Dog)
- 8.Resurrection Fern
- 9.Boy with a Coin
- 10.The Devil Never Sleeps
- 11.Peace Beneath the City
- 12.Flightless Bird, American Mouth
Audio Mixer: Brian Deck.
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