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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Upward Over The Mountain
Mother don't worry, I killed the last snake that lived in the creek bed Mother don't worry, I've got some money I saved for the weekend Mother... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  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: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  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. BenjaminE
    Aug 27, 2004
    9
    Subdued, composed, and solid... All around a wonderful album.
  5. Sep 14, 2017
    9
    Besides being a nice work, it is also full of meaning with a beautiful poetry. An excellent album to listen to both on a sunny spring day andBesides being a nice work, it is also full of meaning with a beautiful poetry. An excellent album to listen to both on a sunny spring day and on a rainy winter day. Expand
  6. Jack
    Feb 9, 2005
    9
    Very good album. The lyrics of many of the songs are great. Beam's vocals are soothing and simply amazing.
  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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