Woman King [EP]

  • Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Feb 22, 2005
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8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34

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  1. RavingLunatic
    Apr 2, 2005
    4
    Jezebel is still fantastic, and In My Lady's House is pretty good, but the rest just bites. These songs are not good. I've listened to them several times, and they still do not come close to connecting. I think everyone is so anxious to give Sam Beam plaudits for changing up his style that they've overlooked the stale songs. Buyer beware.
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82

Universal acclaim - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Woman King is an ideal transition record for Beam, interweaving colorful new threads into a familiar pattern and hinting at powerful and majestic songcraft to come on his next full-length.
  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 subtly opens the sonic palette up to include more percussion, piano, and wait is that an electric guitar?