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III

The Lumineers

Dualtone Music

 

Three years since the release of its sophomore album, Cleopatra, Denver folk rock/Americana band The Lumineers return with perhaps the most ambitious record of its career, III. Somewhat of a concept album about lives impacted by addiction that’s told in three chapters, III shows a band comfortable and confident in its sound and style, ready to tackle bigger and deeper themes than many of its folk-pop contemporaries. While many forays into concept releases can bring out a band’s most opulent and excessive tendencies, The Lumineers remains focused and tight while sounding just as big and enveloping as it ever has. (Simon Weedn)

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