The Creek Drank The Cradle

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  • Summary: Written, recorded and performed entirely by Miami, Fla-based Samuel Beam, 'The Creek Drank The Cradle' is the debut album for Iron & Wine, a largely lo-fi, acoustic affair with a darker take on folk and bluegrass.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
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  1. 100
    Worthy of any superlative you can throw its way.
  2. A stunning debut and one of the best records of 2002.
  3. Spartan and unadorned, the naked sincerity of the record is heartbreaking.
  4. The Creek Drank the Cradle is made of small epiphanies.
  5. The ambiguity in the songs adds to their haunting quality.
  6. The Creek Drank the Cradle is very surreal, mythical, haunting; it creates a mood of warmth and comfort, and makes me feel as if I've been transported to another, far more peaceful plane of existence.
  7. Q Magazine
    60
    An acquired taste. [Mar 2003, p.109]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. BrianF.
    Jan 27, 2009
    10
    Simply the best album I have ever owned. Musically gorgeous, lyrically brilliant, and grippingly sincere. Buy this now.
  2. lelllell
    Nov 19, 2005
    10
    i love it!
  3. drewi
    Nov 26, 2005
    10
    good stuff
  4. YngwieM
    Oct 31, 2003
    9
    Beautiful, if I met a girl that didn't like this I wouldn't want her. 10 for me has godlike powers..don't know if I ever heard Beautiful, if I met a girl that didn't like this I wouldn't want her. 10 for me has godlike powers..don't know if I ever heard a 10, but this as close as I need in this life. Expand
  5. coy
    May 7, 2005
    9
    I must admit it's an adquired taste, at first you may not like it, but...just give it a couple of listenings, let it sink in and slowly I must admit it's an adquired taste, at first you may not like it, but...just give it a couple of listenings, let it sink in and slowly it will grow in you. Expand
  6. jasont
    Nov 22, 2004
    9
    This is not your typical folk music. I would categorize it more in the singer/ songwriter category. Another category it falls into is one of This is not your typical folk music. I would categorize it more in the singer/ songwriter category. Another category it falls into is one of the best albums of the last few years. I guarantee this will be hard to put down once you give it a listen. Expand
  7. KurtF
    Jul 30, 2004
    2
    I didn't get it. Maybe it's just me. Everyone else seems to like it.

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