Concert 20160529 The Lumineers

The Lumineers

Remark: Song names under pictures are best guesses using the information available.

Flowers in Her Hair
Ho Hey
Relevant Links:
The Lumineers at BottleRock 2016 (*
The Lumineers Website
The Lumineers (
*Added the songs below on 20160609.

Pre-Festival Thoughts:
For the most part I enjoy The Lumineer's music and, from what I can recall from Firefly 2014, they're a great band to watch as well.

Excellent: Flowers in Your Hair {2} [*]; Classy Girls {3}; Stubborn Love {3} [I focused on the lyrics today and I like the song more for it];

Classy Girls
Above Average: Ho Hey [Sometimes excellent, and sometimes I get tired of this song]; Dead Sea;
Slightly Above Average: Ain't Nobody's Problem; Flapper Girl [gradually hooked me in, interesting feeling];
On the Fence: Submarines; Charlie Boy [I like the song's music and rhythm]; Big Parade;

Slightly Below Average: Darlene;
*The phrase "flowers in your hair" has been used in several songs. I've also once used the phrase.

1) Sleep on the Floor [SAA]

2) Cleopatra [SAA] -- cellist provides back-up vocals --- "...a place for the end" sounded like "...a place for you."
3) Flowers in Your Hair [E3]
4) Ho Hey -- sometimes I like this song a lot and sometimes not so much; it ranges from [SAA] to [E2]
5) Classy Girls [E2] -- is that a mandolin?; it has 8 strings

Ho Hey
6) Dead Sea [SAA] or [AA]
7) Charlie Boy [SAA] -- the cello makes this song; I love the solo kick drum
8) Where the Skies Are Blue [AA]
9) Scotland [SAA]
10) Ophelia [SAA] --- haha, "Oh, Ophelia" sounded like either "uh uh beady eyes" or "uh uh needy eyes"

Dead Sea
11) Subterranean Homesick Blues (Bob Dylan Cover) [E2] -- I first gave it an [SAA] but then thought the live performance was kind of neat and moved it to [E2]
12) Slow It Down [E2] -- lead singer sings this one solo; eventually adds a kick drum to his vocals; eventually the percussionist comes in and adds some drums

Ho Hey
-- the entire band returns
13) Gun Song [SAA]
14) In the Light [SAA]
15) Angela [SAA]
16) Big Parade [AA] -- at one point, there's a long pause before the band starts back up

Subterranean Homesick Blues (Bob Dylan cover)
17) My Eyes [SAA] -- acoustic guitar; fingerpicks and strums with thumb; completed with percussionist on piano
18) Submarines [E2] -- lead singer starts solo on piano
19) Flapper Girl [E6]
20) Stubborn Love [E5]

Dead Sea
Post-Festival Thoughts:
More familiar with their first album, The Lumineers (2012), I probably didn't enjoy their show as much as I could have. In addition, coming from Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, I was quite far back, and I had decided that making my way closer than I was would be more trouble than it'd be worth.

Subterranean Homesick Blues (Bob Dylan cover)
However, even though I didn't know every song by heart, I was at least there to put my full attention to the music. Being further back, I was subject to a lot of external crowd noise. Thus, in hindsight, I should have moved further up.

Note that there are situations where people should be further back, but this was not one of those cases.

Slow It Down
The Lumineers (2012)
Excellent: Flowers in Your Hair {3}; Classy Girls {3}; Slow It Down {2}; Stubborn Love {2}; Flapper Girl {2}; Slow It Down (Live) ((DE)) {2};
Above Average: Dead Sea; Ho Hey; Big Parade; Charlie Boy [this slightly depends on my mood, it's a slow song so generally SAA, but it's a good song]; This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) (Talking Heads cover) ((DE)); Darlene [slow, but good];

Subterranean Homesick Blues (Bob Dylan cover)

Slightly Above Average: Submarines; Morning Song; Ain't Nobody's Problem ((DE)); Elouise;
((DE)) = Deluxe Edition (2013)

Cleopatra (2016)
Above Average: Ophelia; Angela; In the Light [this song is slow, but the way the guitar complements the lyrics and the entire pace is just sweet]; Patience; White Lie ((DE)); Cleopatra (Acoustic Demo) ((DE));

Stubborn Love
Slightly Above Average: Sleep on the Floor; Cleopatra; Gun Song [probably an AA after more listens]; Gale Song; Long Way from Home [also probably an AA with more listens]; Sick in the Head; My Eyes; Where the Skies Are Blues ((DE)); Everyone Requires a Plan ((DE));
((DE)) = Deluxe Edition (2016)

On the Fence: Scotland;

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