Iron & Wine is a minimalistic group consisting of one person, Samuel Beam. He writes introspective songs and performs them in almost a whisper. Normally, I would expect an album on the Sub-Pop label to be a little more aggressive, but the alternative folk style of Beam's album is very seductive. He has been classified as a lo-fi artist, but the production values on this album are top notch, and his breathy singing and acoustic guitar sound very lush. I turn up my speakers the loudest when listening to this album. Somewhere past eleven.