Friday, April 22, 2011

Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days



  • Non-gatefold
  • Lyrics included

  • Album Rating: 4.5/5 (Excellent)
  • Sound Quality: 5/5 (Perfect)
  • Packaging: 3/5 (Average)



An indie folk staple of the modern age, Iron & Wine's 2004 classic Our Endless Numbered Days is a soft, easy-going album that no one should miss out on. Singer/songwriter Sam Beam mixes beautiful lyrics, whispered vocals, and simple folk melodies like nobody else.

From the rhythmic opening track "On Your Wings" to the spirits-lifting closer "Passing Afternoon", Beam never ceases to create an atmosphere that makes you long for a simpler life. Songs like "Radio War" and "Fever Dream" float along lazily, while tracks such as "Teeth In The Grass" and "Free Until They Cut Me Down" are faster paced and exciting, while still managing to retain Beam's signature mellow style.


Due to the acoustic, folksy nature of Our endless Numbered Days, it sounds absolutely perfect on vinyl. I would even venture to say that it's one of the best sounding LPs I've heard. It is pressed on black only.

The packaging is pretty basic. It is non-gatefold but does include an insert with lyrics.


Purchase Our endless Numbered Days on vinyl here: OUR ENDLESS NUMBERED DAYS [Vinyl]

17 comments:

  1. is acoustic the best sounding thing on vinyl?

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  2. @fit4life: Not necessarily. In my experience, more organic/acoustic albums are more likely to sound great on vinyl, but not always. For instance, Radiohead's Kid A sounds amazing, and that is certainly not an acoustic album.

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  3. I miss my old vinyl player..

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  4. Do organic/acousting albums sound better on vinyl than on CD?

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  5. Is the art more Glossy or more Matte?

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  6. @Al3xaG: Everything sounds better on vinyl than on CD. In my humble opinion of course.

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  7. @Willy Wade: It's matte. papery-like.

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  8. You can't beat the sound quality of vinyl. Well, maybe you can, but you need .flac and senheisser headphones.

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  9. @Ephedrine: Even then, it's a totally different experience. Apples and oranges ya know?

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  10. I love vinyl, they sound so good. I wish I had more on vinyl.

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  11. This is an awesome album - I can imagine that is even more-so on vinyl!

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  12. indie jesus! great record, was considering picking it up

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  13. Is vinyl better than an actual CD? I have always been curious about that.

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  14. @Aurelia Silverlight: In my opinion, yes. It has a unique quality to it.

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  15. I love the artwork on this. Reminds me of Van Gogh

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