Our Endless Numbered Days

  • Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Mar 23, 2004
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9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 45
  2. Negative: 1 out of 45

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  1. timd
    Mar 26, 2004
    6
    Consistency is over rated, so is this album sorry. Some songs are luvly but it seems Beam is almost too comfortable in his format.
  2. Tristram
    Feb 26, 2005
    4
    This disc really disappointed me. Along with Earlimart, Iron & Wine is getting better press than is deserved simply by sounding like Elliott Smith. And nothing here resonates like anything from the late Smith. Its all soft but characterless adult-alternative made for people that like the Thorns record. Try Rejoicing In the Hands by Devendra Banhart instead.
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84

Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critics

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  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Has a few more production touches than his past crackling work.
  2. This time around, Beam is less like some dungaree-wearing, O Brother, Where Art Thou? throwback, and more like the natural - and, frankly, wonderful - successor to the Elliott Smith and Nick Drake school of perfectly beautiful songwriting.
  3. Our Endless Numbered Days is cleaner, more diverse, and generally sparser than its predecessor, and, given the apparent limits of Beam's former setup, it's also an astoundingly progressive record: Beam has successfully transgressed his cultural pigeonhole without sacrificing any of his dusty allure.