The Lumineers – Cleopatra

the lumineers cleopatraIt took a while for them to get their second album out but here it is. For fans who enjoyed their first album this should be what you are looking for as they do not stray from that sound very much on this go around. Though there is some adventurousness on several of the tracks. What really stands out from the first is that vocalist Wesley Schultz’s voice sounds more confident and emotion-filled. Simple and stark are two words that describe the musical arrangements. Songs like “In the Light” and “Long Way From Home” have a quiet uncomplicatedness about them that is beautiful at times. More somber from their debut it is almost as if they made a conscious decision to not be as light and catchy as they started off. This quieter approach forces the lyrics out front and center. You really see the darkness within. Maturity and a little confusion about the world around them. Totally embracing the folksy sound they hinted at on their debut. They are filling the roots rock void left behind by the likes of Mumford & Sons.

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