#9: Iron and Wine – The Shepherd's Dog

#9: Iron and Wine – The Shepherd’s Dog

I would have never thought that singer/songwriter Sam Beam, the one man show behind Iron and Wine, would ever be able to top 2004’s Our Endless Numbered Days. The album’s emotional level was far beyond comparable human tolerance. His sweet folk tunes were able to make a grown man weep. This time around, however, he has evolved into a totally different creative machine.

On The Shepherd’s Dog, Sam utilizes his brilliant songwriting abilities to craft complete songs, this time complete with percussion. His one-sided sullen folk music exists rarely on this album. Instead the brilliant songwriter comes out of left field and creates an equally as admirable and entertaining piece of artwork. At #9, The Shepherd’s Dog is truly an album to be adored in 2007.

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