Kiss Each Other Clean

Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean
Critic Score
Based on 32 reviews
2011 Ratings: #85 / 911
User Score
Based on 54 ratings
2011 Ratings: #154
January 25, 2011 / Release Date
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Warner Bros. / Label
Folk / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
A.V. Club

It’s like 10 Paul Simon solo LPs fused into one misshapen but curiously beautiful lump.

80
Drowned in Sound

More than being just another great album, it suggests a brilliant and unpredictable future.

80
musicOMH

Some of the experiments here may work better than others in the long term, but it is far better that Beam is an artist prepared to take risks.

80
No Ripcord

It showcases a more than self-sufficient songwriter who prefers to discover the fruits of collaboration.

77
Pitchfork

These songs are generally not the type to grab you right away, but there's enough mystery and melody there to call you back.

70
Consequence of Sound

For the most part, there’s simply a hell of a lot going on instrumentally, and it’s almost too much to take in.

60
PopMatters

Most of Kiss Each Other Clean lacks a certain audacity that might bring it closer to its “radio-friendly” ambitions.

AmericaanSpirit
73
While he's clearly coming into his own experimentally, he misses the board too many times for this record to be held up.

BEST TRACKS: Rabbit Will Run, Tree By the River, Me and Lazarus
MinatoArisato
45
I just can't get into this thing. Something about this album is just so boring and generic that I can't seem to find a lot of reasons to return to it unfortunately. Decent singer songwriter stuff here but nothing special or even worth hearing.

Best Track: Half Moon
Worst Track: Big Burned Hand
Felindie
80
Fav Tracks: Monkeys Uptown, Glad Man Singing, Me And Lazarus
zaxapitsa
NR
Beautifully written folky songs arranged this well are rare. Substance over cheap tricks.
adambdonoval
80
Eclectic, just beautifully all over the place.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#12/Paste
#23/musicOMH
#36/No Ripcord

Track List

  1. Walking Far From Home 
  2. Me And Lazarus 
  3. Tree By The River 
  4. Monkeys Uptown 
  5. Half Moon 
  6. Rabbit Will Run 
  7. Godless Brother In Love 
  8. Big Burned Hand
  9. Glad Man Singing
  10. Your Fake Name Is Good Enough For Me
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