The Lumineers' self-titled debut is a perfectly formed collection of rustic folk type songs, slotting in nicely amongst the current roots revival troops such as Of Monsters & Men and Mumford & Sons et al.
Opener 'Flowers In Your Hair' starts with a typically country folk picked guitar line and then finds its bite with the introduction of drums and strummed guitar at the chorus which pushes the pace into a Mumford-esque stomp accompanied by the gentle warming cello line of Neyla Pekarek. It's a short blast of a song that's evolved into the picked ukulele opening of 'Classy Girls' in the blink of an eye. 'Classy Girls' sounds like a live recording over the ambience of a bar to reflect the lyrics: 'classy girls don't kiss in bars you fools'. As with the previous track, the pace picks up and stomp kicks in later into the track; it's another simple and somewhat predictable blast of a song, just as 'Submarines' follows, yet with an energetic performance