Kiss Each Other Clean

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Kiss Each Other Clean
Studio album by Iron & Wine
Released January 25, 2011
Genre Indie folk
Indie pop
Blues
Length 44:05
Label Warner Bros.(US)
4AD (international)
Iron & Wine chronology
Around the Well
(2009)
Kiss Each Other Clean
(2011)
Ghost on Ghost
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
BBC (favourable)[2]
BLARE 4/5 stars[3]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[4]
NME (9/10)[5]
Pitchfork (7.7/10) link [6]
Sputnik 4/5 stars[7]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[8]
SPIN (9/10)[9]
The Independent 4/5 stars[10]

Kiss Each Other Clean is the fourth studio album by Iron & Wine, released January 25, 2011 via 4AD (worldwide) and Warner Bros. in the US. The album's title is taken from the lyrics of track 10, "Your Fake Name Is Good Enough for Me".

The first track from the album, "Walking Far from Home," was released on November 26 in CD single and 12" vinyl versions as part of a special Record Store Day Black Friday event. The digital download version was released on November 30.[11][12] The song "Tree by the River" has also been released, for free download, on Iron & Wine's website. On January 5, Iron & Wine performed all but one song from Kiss Each Other Clean live at the Greene Space in New York City for a live broadcast on NPR's website.[13]

The album marks a further change in style – in an interview with Spin, Beam said “It’s more of a focused pop record. It sounds like the music people heard in their parent’s car growing up… that early-to-mid-’70s AM, radio-friendly music."[14]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Sam Beam.

Standard Edition
  1. "Walking Far from Home" – 4:47
  2. "Me and Lazarus" – 3:03
  3. "Tree by the River" – 3:58
  4. "Monkeys Uptown" – 3:48
  5. "Half Moon" – 3:16
  6. "Rabbit Will Run" – 5:30
  7. "Godless Brother in Love" – 3:50
  8. "Big Burned Hand" – 4:12
  9. "Glad Man Singing" – 4:40
  10. "Your Fake Name Is Good Enough for Me" – 7:01
iTunes Deluxe Version Bonus Tracks
  1. "Black Candle" – 3:38
  2. "Lean into the Light" – 4:07

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[15] 36
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[16] 74
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[17] 43
Belgian Heatseekers (Ultratop Flanders)[17] 20
Belgian Heatseekers (Ultratop Wallonia)[18] 4
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[19] 15
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[20] 20
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[21] 54
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[22] 90
Irish Albums (IRMA)[23] 14
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[24] 32
Scottish Albums (OCC)[25] 28
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[26] 10
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[27] 24
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[28] 57
UK Albums (OCC)[29] 32
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[30] 3
US Billboard 200[31] 2
US Folk Albums (Billboard)[32] 1
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[33] 1
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[34] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allmusic Review". 
  2. ^ "bbc Review". 
  3. ^ "BLARE Review". 
  4. ^ Costa, Maddy (January 21, 2011). "The Guardian Review". London. 
  5. ^ "NME Review". 
  6. ^ "Pitchfork Review". 
  7. ^ "Sputnik Review". 
  8. ^ "Slant Review". 
  9. ^ "SPIN". 
  10. ^ Gill, Andy (January 21, 2011). "The Independent review". London. 
  11. ^ Iron and Wine
  12. ^ Iron & Wine firm up release date, tracklist for 'Kiss Each Other Clean'
  13. ^ First Listen Live: Iron And Wine
  14. ^ Iron & Wine: "Focused Pop Record" Due in January
  15. ^ "Iron And Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  16. ^ "Iron And Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  17. ^ a b "Iron And Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean" (in Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  18. ^ "ultratop.be - Iron And Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Iron & Wine Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for Iron & Wine. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  20. ^ "Iron And Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean". Danishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  21. ^ "Iron And Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  22. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  23. ^ "Iron And Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean". Irishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  24. ^ "Iron And Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  25. ^ 28, 2014 "accessdate=January 28, 2014 Top 40 Scottish Albums Archive | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company.
  26. ^ "Iron And Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  27. ^ "Iron And Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  28. ^ "Iron And Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  29. ^ "Iron and Wine | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  30. ^ "2011-02-05 Top 40 Independent Albums Archive | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  31. ^ "Iron & Wine Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Iron & Wine. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  32. ^ "Iron & Wine Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Folk Albums for Iron & Wine. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  33. ^ "Iron & Wine Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Alternative Albums for Iron & Wine. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  34. ^ "Iron & Wine Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Rock Albums for Iron & Wine. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 28, 2014.