This is a Random Album Generator.
One album a day.
From the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Cleopatra

The Lumineers

2016

Cleopatra
Album Summary

This album has been submitted by a user and is not included in any edition of the book.

Cleopatra is the second studio album by American indie folk band the Lumineers. The album was released in the United States on April 8, 2016, and contains the singles "Ophelia", "Cleopatra", "Angela" and "Sleep on the Floor". The album received positive reviews and commercial success, debuting at number one on the UK Albums Chart and the Billboard 200. It is the last album by the band to feature Neyla Pekarek, who left in October 2018 to pursue a solo career. The cover is a photograph of actress Theda Bara.

Wikipedia

Rating

3.1

Votes

71

Genres

  • Rock
  • Folk

Submitted by

View Project

Reviews

Like a review? Give it a thumb up to help us display relevant reviews!
Sort by: Top Date
View Author
Wed Feb 21 2024
3

The Lumineers are kind of derided these days of a relic of that "hey ho stomp clap hey hollar" indie-folk that was very popular around the early 2010s. I think it's... fine. I don't dislike it, but I don't love it. The Lumineers are clearly decent at what they are doing and have a lot of popular songs, but it's not my thing. It's a bit too much U2 meets Folk which feels a bit more about a spectacle.

👍
View Author
Fri Feb 02 2024
2

of course everyone thinks that Ophelia is good, but the rest was pretty meh TBH

👍
View Author
Sun Jan 28 2024
5

Quand ma belle-soeur me disait qu'elle aimait les lumineers je comprenais pas trop, je connaissais seulement I belong with you etc. Mais cette album est juste vraiment trop bon je suis content de l'avoir écouté. Le vibe parfati pour une journée tranquille à la maison. 5

👍
View Author
Mon Jan 29 2024
5

Definitely loses some steam after the first couple songs, but come on! 9/10

👍
View Author
Mon Jan 29 2024
5

10/10. I submitted this album, so obviously I like it. I will admit though that it was not my favorite album not to be included on the main list, only my favorite from an artist with no albums on the list. The first three songs are the best start to an album I could ask for, but it does leave the album feeling pretty front-heavy, which is in my mind it's biggest weakness. Also a perfect album to put on for a short drive, because I don't feel obligated to finish it if I get home faster than I expected.

👍
View Author
Sat Feb 17 2024
5

Good choice. Thanks for suggesting

👍
View Author
Tue Mar 12 2024
5

Really love the indie folk sound. There was a smile on my face when I saw this album was submitted

👍
View Author
Wed Feb 21 2024
4

Yeah, I mean, it deserves a spot. Not my favorite though. A little samey.

👍
View Author
Tue Feb 27 2024
4

I, too, went to college in the 2010s

👍
View Author
Sat May 18 2024
4

Rating: 7/10 Best songs: Sleep on the floor, Ophelia, Angela

👍
View Author
Thu Feb 01 2024
3

I didn't dislike this but it didn't really distinguish itself for me from a lot of similar neo-old timey acts.

👍
View Author
Wed Feb 21 2024
3

Perfectly okay stomp-clap-hey music that doesn't overstay it's welcome

👍
View Author
Sun Feb 25 2024
3

Back in the good old days when I used to listen to the radio, the Lumineers would regularly get played on the station I usually listened to. I never turned the station, but at the same time I can't say I really loved it. It was always good, but maybe a little bland. That's how I feel about this album. There's nothing I can point to that's bad about it, but it's just a little boring. 3 stars.

👍
View Author
Tue Feb 27 2024
3

Some very polite and nice sounding modern folk for shows on the CW

👍
View Author
Thu Mar 07 2024
3

Some nice tracks, and I like the reverby-sound. But all-in-all nothing to really get excited about.

👍
View Author
Thu Mar 07 2024
3

This is that band with the anoying 'Hey ho'. The however is pretty good to swallow. Nice vibes an a sunny day like this. But together it is also very tidy and pop minded. That's not bad, but a little more edge would be nice!

👍
View Author
Wed Mar 13 2024
3

Beautiful album, but hardly special. The band was part of an eclosion of indie folk bands at the beginning of the 10s. They were one of the good ones, but a bit reiterative. No big deal

👍
View Author
Wed Mar 27 2024
3

Apple commercial? "Alternative" coffee shop? Melancholic hipster? Here's the soundtrack.

👍
View Author
Fri Feb 02 2024
2

There are nice melodies in here, especially bookending, which is to say that the real "in: falls limp. Neither spirited nor reaches out to mine.

👍
View Author
Wed Feb 21 2024
2

I'll take The Fleet Foxes or Bon Iver for this sort of indie-folk thing.

👍
View Author
Thu Apr 18 2024
1

Oh good, more folky garbage. lol @ calling it "stomp clap hey ho" hipster music. It sure is. 1/5.

👍