Around The Well

  • Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: May 19, 2009
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11

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  1. DanielB
    Jul 9, 2009
    10
    Amazing, heart-wrenching stuff. Both Cds are terrific but I really recommend giving "The Trapeze Swinger" a listen. It's longer than "Stairway" but it's amazing.
  2. BillS
    May 20, 2009
    8
    A strong compilation of out of print and previously unreleased material.
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74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

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  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Compilations can be tricky to assemble, but Around the Well is both comprehensive and conveniently presented, with each disc representing the two amorphous halves of Iron & Wine's career.
  2. Unlike other odds and sods collections, Around the Well sounds and feels like an accomplished release.
  3. Resplendent with Beam’s raw, whispered tones and snatched memories wrapped in the warmth and emotional calamity Iron And Wine are known for, it’s vintage stuff.