(2013) The Lumineers (Deluxe Edition)

The Lumineers

... read moreThe Lumineers, a folk-rock trio out of Denver, Colorado, have a pretty interesting sound, an Americana mesh of folk, rock, and gospel that is similar in tone to the Waterboys, say, or an alt-folk version of Bob Dylan circa Desire, thanks in no small part to Neyla Pekarek's inventive cello. And there...

01:01′:10″ 16 Songs

1
Flowers In Your Hair
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1:50
2
Classy Girls
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2:45
3
Submarines
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2:43
4
Dead Sea
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4:07
5
Ho Hey
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2:43
6
Slow It Down
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5:07
7
Stubborn Love
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4:39
8
Big Parade
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5:27
9
Charlie Boy
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4:21
10
Flapper Girl
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3:15
11
Morning Song
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5:18
12
Ain't Nobody's Problem
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4:56
13
This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
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3:54
14
Elouise
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2:27
15
Darlene
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2:59
16
Slow It Down (Live)
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4:39
Released 20 August 2013, 2013 Dualtone Music Group

Review

The Lumineers, a folk-rock trio out of Denver, Colorado, have a pretty interesting sound, an Americana mesh of folk, rock, and gospel that is similar in tone to the Waterboys, say, or an alt-folk version of Bob Dylan circa Desire, thanks in no small part to Neyla Pekarek's inventive cello. And there are some very good tracks on this debut album, including the chamber honky tonk of "Dead Sea," the delightfully goofy but then ultimately sad and elegant "Submarines," and "Stubborn Love," which manages to be bright and chiming while also being haunting and mournful. Not everything here clicks together at that level, but each track is inventive, and when the songwriting and arrangements cross paths perfectly, as they do in the above songs, this is a delightful band. ~ Steve Leggett