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  • Summary: The six track EP features songs that were written but not completed during the making of 2017's Beast Epic.
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  1. Sep 11, 2018
    80
    While there may not be any surprises here, this is a small record holding some big thoughts--and Beam doesn’t need a big band sound to do them justice.
  2. Aug 31, 2018
    80
    Weed Garden is both a wonderful bonus in relation to "Beast Epic" and an enchanting collection that deserves to be valued for its own plentiful merits.
  3. Aug 31, 2018
    70
    Weed Garden is a nice little diversion, and finds both Beam and the band he oversees at the top of their long-running game.
  4. Aug 31, 2018
    70
    We do get to glimpse novel facets of Iron & Wine, like “Milkweed,” whose melody seems to dissipate even as the words leave Beam’s mouth. On the other hand, we also get songs like “Last of Your Rock ‘n’ Roll Heroes,” whose folk-funk groove is an ungainly as its flippancy toward its titular subject.
  5. Aug 31, 2018
    60
    Although it may be impossible not to compare it to its most immediate predecessor, Weed Garden becomes, as a result, a quaint coda for those fans wanting a little bit more of Iron & Wine's signature sound.
  6. Sep 4, 2018
    60
    While "Milkweed", "What Hurts Worse", and EP closer "Talking to Fog" are worthy of joining the Beam canon, the remaining tracks tend to showcase the replaceability of many of his tracks, hardly distinguishable from 14 years ago.
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