Each song seems to be able to create images and scenes down to the last detail with bursting emotion. It’s worth a listen through 2 or 3 times to appreciate the depth that Sam offers and suggests. One of the most emotional and memorable tracks entitled: “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” had me listening over and over, as I am sure it will other listeners.
If you enjoyed Iron & Wine’s sound on the previous or later albums then you’ll love this, it has diversified slightly from the original but it’s a deep and rich listen.
If you enjoy this album and lime Iron & Wine MP3 Caprice have recently put up a rare B-sides and rarities compilation of Iron & wine entitled “Around the Well” (How kind of them!)