Woman King [EP] - Iron & Wine
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. 91
    His loosest, most inspired set yet. [Mar 2005, p.86]
  2. Woman King is too short to be considered the high point of Iron & Wine's career -- it certainly points in that direction, though.
  3. Woman King is, in essence, the sound of a songwriter with an intuitive grasp on his craft, swiftly acknowledging the studio's crucial supporting role in his songs' structure and rearing.
  4. Woman King's songs are decidedly textured, rich with rhythm and reason, myth and melody.
  5. Woman King is the sound of Iron & Wine becoming a band; the sound of a singer-songwriter taking that all-important step forward; the sound of a group refusing to slip into the trap of staleness and homogeneity.
  6. Woman King will provide eager Iron & Wine fans a welcome holdover between proper albums, but the EP also serves a larger developmental purpose, marking one more evolutionary hop for Sam Beam, and christening a new genre-- post-basement.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. [Anonymous]
    Oct 2, 2006
    10
    Iron & Wine's finest work. Not a bad song on it. I just wish it was longer.
  2. iand
    Jan 24, 2006
    10
    Jezebel is my favorite song . period. numero uno. When I saw him play it in concert I cried.
  3. HarryH
    Dec 30, 2005
    10
    Jezebel is the upmost enspiring song i've heard by Iron&Wine yet.