Years to Burn

Calexico & Iron & Wine - Years to Burn
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2019 Ratings: #444 / 792
User Score
Based on 60 ratings
2019 Ratings: #635
Liked by 2 people
June 14, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sub Pop / Label
Americana / Genres
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Iron & Wine and Calexico's collaboration album is really pleasant to listen to and the production is pretty strong. Real problem with the album is I feel it lacks some of the emotion you usually get from an Iron & Wine album. Also aren't really any stand out tracks here. My favorite tracks are What Heaven's Left, Follow the Water and Years to Burn.


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)


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.

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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