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Fire Note Says: The Lumineers self-titled debut is another entry into the surging folk scene that is worth fans of the genre checking out.
Denver's The Lumineers play such a nice and simple style of music that it was easy to initially overlook them with the surge of neo-folk bands these days. It wasn't till I recently started hearing a little more of the catchy first single "Ho Hey" that it dawned on me that this record was sitting idle in one of our stacks.
With that awakening, I will say that The Lumineers self-titled debut is an energetic and entertaining listen if you are fan of the folk rock as their presentation is fairly straightforward but their delivery is 100% passion. This dedication to their art is what you will hear in every track which engages the listener quickly and turns you into a fan after the just under 2 minute opener "Flowers In Your Hair".
The three piece comes at you with guitar, piano, percussion and cello which all work together to create The Lumineers just over 42 minute running time and keeps the record very honest. There are no gimmicks here as you get hand clappers like "Classy Girls" to heartfelt tracks like "Dead Sea". "Ho Hey" of course is where the band makes it impossible not to sing along as the chorus kicks in and highlights their cohesiveness. It is a feel good song that is the perfect descriptor for what The Lumineers deliver here on their debut. The record is not perfect all the way through and a little more variety next time out might make their entire album a bit more engaging but overall this is a solid entry into the folk genre and I am positive this will not be the last time we hear from The Lumineers.
Key Tracks: "Ho Hey", "Stubborn Love", "Dead Sea"
Bands With Similar Fire:
The Avett Brothers
The Head And The Heart
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-Reviewed by Christopher Anthony