11 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

By the conventional wisdom of the '10s, this album is an anomaly: There's no Auto-Tune, no drums, and hardly any production at all. You can even hear the room echoes when this acoustic band strikes up a sing-along chorus. Two immensely catchy singles, "Ho Hey" and "Stubborn Love," got The Lumineers noticed, but the album gets its staying power from subtler tunes like "Slow It Down," which makes effective use of Neyla Pekarek's cello. Heartfelt, uncluttered performances of terrific songs? What a concept.

EDITORS’ NOTES

By the conventional wisdom of the '10s, this album is an anomaly: There's no Auto-Tune, no drums, and hardly any production at all. You can even hear the room echoes when this acoustic band strikes up a sing-along chorus. Two immensely catchy singles, "Ho Hey" and "Stubborn Love," got The Lumineers noticed, but the album gets its staying power from subtler tunes like "Slow It Down," which makes effective use of Neyla Pekarek's cello. Heartfelt, uncluttered performances of terrific songs? What a concept.

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

117 Ratings

117 Ratings

Grows on you

ImpythePainter,

When I first heard "Ho Hey" on the radio, like many others I loved it immediately. I love the energy it brought and that folk-music take on pop it had. I downloaded the album and initially was disappointed. "Ho Hey" has the most.. music execuetive polish on it. You can tell it was meant to be the single. Every other song feels like it lacks the polish of the single but the more the Lumineers played on my playlist but more I realized that "Ho Hey" is not who the Lumineers are. They are the echo-y, distant vocals of "Slow it Down", the hand-clapping, in a smokey bar sound of "Classy Girls". This album is a fantastic debut for the Lumineers and one of my all time favorites - I close my eyes and I am in the cobblestone streets of a small town with a big city feeling, perhaps back in the early 1920s.

My favorite album ever

Frwddie,

When listening to this album, I feel so happy to know that there is good music alive today. This has it all. I love every single track on the album whether it's slow like "slow it down" or fast and alive like "flowers in your hair" it's all brilliant and I have been looking forward to ANY new track by the lumineers. I saw them in concert and they have something about them that makes you appreciate music. I can't wait for anything else to come.

To good 💗

Helnaa_,

Amazing songs and relaxing

About The Lumineers

The Lumineers, a folk-rock trio out of Denver, Colorado, deliver an acoustic-based Americana sound that touches a lot of stylistic bases, from folk to gospel to heartland rock and the narrative end of country, all with interesting rhythmic twists and turns. The band had its beginnings in 2002 when Jeremiah Fraites lost his 19-year-old brother Josh to a drug overdose. Fraites and his brother's best friend, Wesley Schultz, turned to music to deal with their sorrow, and were soon writing songs and gigging together in the New York area as a duo. After relocating to Denver, the pair met classically trained multi-instrumentalist Neyla Pekarek after placing a craigslist ad for a cellist, and things clicked for the trio, who began playing open-mike nights at the Meadowlark -- a basement club where local songwriters gathered.

The band released a demo EP in 2009, following it with an eponymous EP in 2011. A proper first album, again simply called The Lumineers, appeared from Dualtone Records in 2012. The album was critically praised and its infectious single "Ho Hey," which had long been the centerpiece of the band's live sets, ended up breaking into Top Ten markets globally, eventually going double platinum. The Lumineers crossed and recrossed the globe as they toured in support of their debut, earning a pair of Grammy nominations along the way. With their raised profile, they began branching out in 2014, placing a song on AMC's popular zombie series The Walking Dead and supplying the music for the song "The Hanging Tree," the musical centerpiece of the film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1.

In April 2016, the Lumineers released their long-awaited follow-up album, Cleopatra. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. In 2017, in addition to opening for U2's Joshua Tree anniversary tour, the band released the Record Store Day single Song Seeds, which featured three versions of two songs found on Cleopatra. ~ Steve Leggett

  • ORIGIN
    Denver, CO
  • FORMED
    2002

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