Editors’ Notes On his second album as Iron & Wine, Sam Beam’s love for Elliott Smith hides in plain sight, from the hushed vocals in “Fever Dream” to the homey warmth suffusing “Each Coming Night.” But what makes Our Endless Numbered Days so great is how he filters these qualities through earthy folk sounds belying his Southern heritage. Beam isn’t the first indie singer/songwriter to drop in prickly banjos (“Teeth in the Grass”), nor weepy slide guitars (“Love and Some Verses”), yet few have proven as intoxicating.

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On Your Wings
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3:53
 
Naked As We Came
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2:32
 
Cinder and Smoke
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5:44
 
Sunset Soon Forgotten
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3:20
 
Teeth in the Grass
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2:21
 
Love and Some Verses
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3:40
 
Radio War
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1:56
 
Each Coming Night
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3:27
 
Free Until They Cut Me Down
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4:34
 
Fever Dream
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4:16
 
Sodom, South Georgia
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4:59
 
Passing Afternoon
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4:00