Review of Iron & Wine – Ghost On Ghost (Nonesuch / Warner Music Canada)

Iron & WineAlthough Sam Beam first gained notoriety for a string of intimate, acoustic recordings, the last few Iron & Wine albums have delved into more experimental territory for the musician. Some might be inclined to believe that Ghost On Ghost is his most decisive musical move yet, with subtlety being the operative word. No matter what whim Beam decides to indulge on this latest album whether it be in the realm of jazz, indie-folk or pop, his charismatic vocals help guide the ambitious record without any aspect of the album ever becoming too indulgent.