Woman King [EP] - Iron & Wine
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  • Summary: Sam Beam's latest release is a 6-track EP recorded with Brian Deck.
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, 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Woman King subtly opens the sonic palette up to include more percussion, piano, and wait is that an electric guitar?
  5. [It] hints at a more complex approach to songwriting without abandoning the qualities that made us pay attention in the first place.
  6. While his latest EP... explores newer textures... it continues to harness what is becoming Beam's signature sound. [#9]
  7. His world-music diversions should challenge even those who aren't pedestrian Iron & Wine fans--but that's what EPs are for, right? [Apr 2005, p.116]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22