Kiss Each Other Clean

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Kiss Each Other Clean
Kiss Each Other Clean.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 25, 2011
Genre
Length44:05
LabelWarner Bros.(US)
4AD (international)
Iron & Wine chronology
Around the Well
(2009)
Kiss Each Other Clean
(2011)
Ghost on Ghost
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
BBC(favourable)[2]
BLARE4/5 stars[3]
The Guardian4/5 stars[4]
NME(9/10)[5]
Pitchfork(7.7/10) link [6]
Sputnik4/5 stars[7]
Slant Magazine4/5 stars[8]
SPIN(9/10)[9]
The Independent4/5 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 "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]

In 2017 it was ranked number 65 in Paste magazine's "The 100 Best Indie Folk Albums" list.[15]

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)[16] 36
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[17] 74
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[18] 43
Belgian Heatseekers (Ultratop Flanders)[18] 20
Belgian Heatseekers (Ultratop Wallonia)[19] 4
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[20] 15
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[21] 20
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[22] 54
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[23] 90
Irish Albums (IRMA)[24] 14
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[25] 32
Scottish Albums (OCC)[26] 28
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[27] 10
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[28] 24
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[29] 57
UK Albums (OCC)[30] 32
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[31] 3
US Billboard 200[32] 2
US Folk Albums (Billboard)[33] 1
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[34] 1
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[35] 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". Archived from the original on 2010-11-25. Retrieved 2010-11-30.
  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. ^ "The 100 Best Indie Folk Albums". Paste. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Iron And Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  17. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Iron And Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  18. ^ a b "Ultratop.be – Iron And Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  19. ^ "ultratop.be - Iron And Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  20. ^ "Iron & Wine Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  21. ^ "Danishcharts.dk – Iron And Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  22. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Iron And Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  23. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  24. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Iron And Wine". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  25. ^ "Charts.nz – Iron And Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  26. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  27. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Iron And Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  28. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Iron And Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  29. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Iron And Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  30. ^ "Iron and Wine | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  31. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  32. ^ "Iron & Wine Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  33. ^ "Iron & Wine Chart History (Top Americana/Folk Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  34. ^ "Iron & Wine Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  35. ^ "Iron & Wine Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 28, 2014.