The Lumineers

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 59 Ratings

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  • 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jul 19, 2012
    89
    The 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.
  2. Jun 29, 2012
    86
    The album is overflowing with upbeat, Americana gems.
  3. Q Magazine
    Dec 11, 2012
    80
    At it's best, it's impeccable. [Jan 2013, p.107]
  4. Jun 29, 2012
    70
    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.
  5. 60
    Their debut album certainly has its moments... But too many of their songs float prettily by without making an impact, gossamer-light and gossamer-memorable.
  6. Jun 29, 2012
    60
    The central concern is present-tense lust and heartache, which this spirited band translates into a fine drunk-clogging soundtrack.
  7. Nov 8, 2012
    40
    The slicing cello of Dead Sea and knife-glint guitar of Slow It Down hint at what this good-natured trio could be if they allowed themselves to be bold; instead these songs succumb to saccharine in a wish to charm.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Jun 8, 2016
    10
    Great album, the use of imagery is extremely impressive. Creative song ideas and clever lyrics separate this album from most other music outGreat album, the use of imagery is extremely impressive. Creative song ideas and clever lyrics separate this album from most other music out there. I have listened to it a thousand times and doesn't get old. Expand
  2. Aug 28, 2016
    10
    I love the Lumineers. I bought this album right before I got the terrible news that one of my friends had passed away and it carried meI love the Lumineers. I bought this album right before I got the terrible news that one of my friends had passed away and it carried me through the mourning process, like a family member would, like a best friend. When it gets to Slow it Down, I really am ready to act like I've been there before, "smile less and dress up some more." But it wasn't just that. It is an uplifting album, in a boyfriend-ish kind of way, like hot chocolate and marshmallows on a rainy day. Expand
  3. Nov 19, 2016
    10
    Wesley and Jeremiah have a way with words that I have not known or seen in any other band. After a single listen, some of their songs may beWesley and Jeremiah have a way with words that I have not known or seen in any other band. After a single listen, some of their songs may be passed off as "boring," but give it a few more listens, and the depth of imagery and meaning will amaze you. Expand
  4. Feb 1, 2013
    9
    This album is ridiculously awesome. It has a variety of songs in there, whether you like upbeat songs, sad songs, or feel good songs thisThis 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
  5. Aug 23, 2013
    8
    It 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 thirdIt 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
  6. May 15, 2016
    7
    " The Lumineers " é uma forte contrapartida, que, mesmo não sendo tão cativante em alguns pontos, ainda se demonstra um deleite para os" The Lumineers " é uma forte contrapartida, que, mesmo não sendo tão cativante em alguns pontos, ainda se demonstra um deleite para os ouvidos e até mesmo para o coração.(B) Expand
  7. Feb 8, 2013
    2
    Okay, 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 genreOkay, 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.
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