|Artist:||Iron & Wine||Added:||Sep 2017|
|Label:||Sub Pop Records|
|Add Date:||2017-09-08||Pull Date:||2017-11-10|
|Week Ending:||Nov 12||Nov 5||Oct 29||Oct 22||Oct 15||Oct 8||Oct 1||Sep 24|
|1.||Oct 04, 2019:||KZSU Time Traveler
|4.||Oct 08, 2018:||regular school
The Truest Stars We Know
|2.||May 09, 2019:||Drive Time
Call It Dreaming
|5.||Aug 30, 2018:||regular school / summer skool
Call It Dreaming
|3.||Oct 29, 2018:||regular school
The Truest Stars We Know, Right For Sky, Call It Dreaming
|6.||May 14, 2018:||regular school
The Truest Stars We Know, Call It Dreaming, Right For Sky
Favorites: 3, 5, 6, 10, 11
1) “Claim Your Ghost” (2:29) – Clearly sung vocals over a strummed acoustic guitar, featuring piano and strings. One of the more country-ish songs on the album.
2) “Thomas County Law” (3:24) – A gentle western waltz that literalizes my “sounds like a homecoming” comment—lyrics seem to be about a return to an old hometown. Instrumentally similar to previous track.
3) “Bitter Truth” (3:03)* – Over fingerpicked guitar, Beam sings defeatedly about a ruined relationship. I don’t think I’ve ever heard him write a song like this. A lyrical standout, especially the chorus.
4) “Song in Stone” (3:21) – An intricate fingerpicked guitar riff winds in and out with a banjo, piano, and violin. A nice song, just…kind of forgettable.
5) “Summer Clouds” (3:34)* – Poetic, evocative lyrics over a slow, quiet composition that puts Beam’s voice front and center. Sounds very much like a classic Iron & Wine song.
6) “Call It Dreaming” (3:52)* – A simple guitar driven-song that becomes a more complex number with the addition of piano and louder drums after the 1:45-mark. It’s a subtle buildup with a very satisfying payoff.
7) “About a Bruise” (3:11) – A slightly choppy guitar riff makes for the backbone of one of the more country-leaning songs on the album. There are a few quirky voiceovers and sound effects that make this song stick out, perhaps like a sore thumb.
8) “Last Night” (2:56) – An odd-sounding song that skips along on plucked strings and what I believe to be a marimba. Simple song with a frequently-repeated chorus.
9) “Right for Sky” (3:59) – A pleasant guitar-driven tune. String intrusions can be heard on this song but they’re more subtle. Doesn’t stand out as much as the last two songs.
10) “The Truest Stars We Know” (2:52)* – Some ambient sounds in the first eight-or-so seconds of the track as the guitar comes into focus. The production sounds sparer and more lo-fi than the other songs on the album, making this a late-album return to the classic Iron & Wine sound.
11) “Our Light Miles” (3:12)* – Slowly strummed guitar with multitracked falsetto vocals. Despite the piano and strings, this song also sounds like a mid-2000s Iron & Wine number.
|1.||Claim Your Ghost||6.||Call It Dreaming|
|2.||Thomas County Law||7.||About A Bruise|
|3.||Bitter Truth||8.||Last Night|
|4.||Song In Stone||9.||Right For Sky|
|5.||Summer Clouds||10.||The Truest Stars We Know|
|11.||Our Light Miles|