13 September 2006

Earworm: Dead Man's Will

Iron & Wine doesn't get much respect from me; they're generally sweet but contourless to my ear--it's beard music like Kings of Convenience, without the beauty. But their collaboration with Calexico is worthy of apotheosis, no doubts. The sparkle and twang that Calexico brings to the deal obscures Iron & Wine's vocal anemia and showcases their lovely harmony. For the dreamy songs they are, they're unusually sticky, and Dead Man's Will is the one that stuck today; but each track is as luminous as the next.

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