- Record Label: Dualtone Music
- Genre(s): Country, Folk, Alt-Country, Americana, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Folk, Country-Folk, Heartland Rock, Alternative Folk, Folk-Pop
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Jul 19, 2012The general expansiveness of sound on songs like "Ho Hey" make this young group's eponymous debut uniquely American in all the best ways: gritty, determined, soaked in sweat and love and drive. There's nothing precious or affected here, just three dedicated artists opening their hearts.
Feb 1, 2013This album is ridiculously awesome. It has a variety of songs in there, whether you like upbeat songs, sad songs, or feel good songs this album has it all. The song "Ho Hey" is by far their most popular song as of now but there are several other songs on the album that I believe could reach the top 20 in the country. Their music is so relaxing and easy to listen to that I play it for my nieces and they absolutely love it. Whenever "Ho Hey" or "Submarines" comes on they start dancing like crazy! This was The Lumineers "coming out party" and they set the bar high for them to top it. I can not wait to see what they have in store for their next album.… Expand
Dec 23, 2012A very good album. Wesley Schultz is awesome at storytelling and expressing himself and the music itself is so beautifully chilling. In my opinion, they're a slower and more actual version of The Beatles (although I like The Lumineers more, actually). When they get quiet it sounds bodacious in 'Slow It Down', when they get happily it sounds gorgeous in 'Ho Hey', and so on. It's just beautiful from start to finish - as sunflower16 already said it, they're fantastic in making music. It's definitely one of the five best albums in the year 2012 and it's a romantic story about an abandoned lad. When Schultz starts to sing "I belong with you, you belong with me, my sweetheart" in 'Ho Hey', I feel a mixture of happiness and sadness, that I haven't heard often before that particular song. I love this LP and you absolutely have to listen to this. Let's all hope they get even better with their future work! A loveable acoustic amalgamation of indie and folk rock, I simply love this work (except their agenda in 'Charlie Boy' merely).… Expand
Aug 23, 2013It didn't grab my attention the first two times I listened the album, mainly because I was never used to listen folk music, but by the third time I was hooked. There's a sense of nostalgia, I can even imagine places that would go perfectly with the songs. It doesn't have heavy production and most of the tracks are catchy in their own way, I just wished some of them were longer ("Flowers in your hair" and "Submarines").… Expand
Jun 18, 2013“Ho Hey” will probably automatically reveal why most people know of the Lumineers these days, but have you ever decided to dive deeper and che check out their full CD?
Well, I decided to.
The self-titled debut album by the Denver, Colorado folk rock group is a quirky adventure and I found myself amused by it. I like to call them the American version of the very popular folk rock band Mumford & Sons, except with a much more “radio-like” taste.
The album is overall inventive, but almost incomplete. I was fond of the historical-like reference almost every song radiated. I was transported from the WWII-era in one song to the 1920’s jazz age in another. I think many songs (Ho Hey, Stubborn Love, Dead Sea, etc.) are solid tunes that are friendly to listeners’ ears, while others (Slow It Down, Morning Song, etc.) are more drawn out, inventive, and abstract and shy away from the condensed-version most songs on the album seem to be. I think they could’ve definitely done more with their better known songs, but the short and speedy song is becoming more and more popular nowadays. The 38 minute CD is a crash course for anyone who is skeptical about diving into folk rock music. For a debut album, it’s promising. The Lumineers know how to attract listeners with their catchy songs and overall positive vibe. I’d love to see them dive into darker depths and other subjects away from love in a future album. The songwriting is there, and now that their first LP is out and appreciated, they should take some time and mold that potentially legendary talent into more great music.
Rating: 7.7/10… Expand
Feb 8, 2013Okay, to be honest, I don't understand at all how this band is so popular. It's folk music, which really isn't supposed to be a genre everybody likes. I suppose it beats awful auto-tune pop like Katy Perry or Maroon 5, but how this band is on track to win big at the Grammys is just beyond me. Honestly, if music was ice cream, the Lumineers would be muesli-flavored. They're so bland, it makes me wanna puke.
If you want folk music that's actually fun to listen to, try Mumford and Sons. At least they spice their music up a bit by being more "folk-rock," which is much more appealing than this dull drivel.… Expand
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