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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. Spartan and unadorned, the naked sincerity of the record is heartbreaking.
  3. A stunning debut and one of the best records of 2002.
  4. The Creek Drank the Cradle is made of small epiphanies.
  5. The ambiguity in the songs adds to their haunting quality.
  6. 80
    Beam's evocation of elemental themes and dramas is too profound and affecting to deny. [Jan 2003, p.92]
  7. An acquired taste. [Mar 2003, p.109]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 1 out of 19