Woman King [EP] - Iron & Wine

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.

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