Calexico & Iron and Wine - Years to Burn
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2019 Ratings: #361 / 737
User Score
Based on 50 ratings
2019 Ratings: #781
June 14, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sub Pop / Label
Americana / Genres
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As a dual collaborative effort from two of today's stronger voices in indie folk/Americana, this lacks any kind of highlight or memorable moment that warrants multiple listens. It has its moments of beauty yet the spark seems to dissipate a tad bit quick.
The lush instruments are overshadowed by how sleepy and generic the songwriting is.

Fav Tracks: What Heaven's Left, Follow The Water, The Bitter Suite (Pájaro/ Evil Eye / Tennessee Train)

Worst Track: Midnight Sun

Light 5 (52/100, 5/10)
Worth a listen
This album picks up almost exactly where the two bands' 2005 EP "In The Rains" ended. Sam Beam has not sounded like this vocally since The Shepherd's Dog. It's a very familiar sounding record that will please fans of the first EP and early Iron & Wine. Besides the nostalgia, the listen is refreshing and I was pleasantly surprised by the content of this LP. It will make the year end list for sure.
Resembles a candid nostalgia through Americana music at its best side, on the contrary, it also compiles an eloquentless delivery with fearful techniques. It is a decent teamwork by Calexico & Iron and Wine anyway. Enjoyed it!
FAVS: Follow the Water, Years to Burn, In Your Own Time
LEAST FAV: Father Mountain
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Track List

  1. What Heaven's Left
  2. Midnight Sun
  3. Father Mountain
  4. Outside El Paso
  5. Follow the Water
  6. The Bitter Suite (Pájaro / Evil Eye / Tennessee Train)
  7. Years to Burn
  8. In Your Own Time
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Added on: March 21, 2019