Cleopatra

The Lumineers - Cleopatra
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2016 Ratings: #691 / 770
User Score
Based on 124 ratings
2016 Ratings: #592
April 8, 2016 / Release Date
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Dualtone / Label
Indie Folk / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Line of Best Fit

It’s an album that coheres more effectively than did the first, and it’s one that shows an adventurousness while staying within sight of the elemental spirit of its inspiration.

75
Entertainment Weekly

The three-piece group are still serving up the same piano jaunts you’d likely play on sticky summer nights and long drives through the mountains.

68
Paste

For the most part, Cleopatra creates a slow drift, manifest in a sound that’s far too elusive for immediate gratification.

60
AllMusic

There's something admirable about the album's solemnity: the Lumineers are on a quest to be taken seriously, and even if they overplay their hand, the earnestness is ingratiating.

60
PopMatters

If the Lumineers debut record was a representation of their metaphorical college years, Cleopatra is definitely their more mature, but confused, post-grad understanding of fame.

58
Consequence of Sound

It feels like The Lumineers are talented songwriters, wary of repeating themselves, who know what they want to say, and are still figuring out how to say it.

40
Slant Magazine

Cleopatra is simply Americana pastiche we've heard a hundred times before.

Avocato
75
This album have a incredible concept about a woman and all music's the album speak about it. So sweet and sad, so wonderful. The lumineers always deliver the best
HoodieBraden
85
All around better project than their self-titled debut, even though Cleopatra contains less "catchy" songs, I guess? Songwriting and melodies do stand out on this album much more than its predecessor though. The Lumineers' best work to date...
willcurtis101
70
There's just a lot of really good, simple songs on this album. The Lumineers are just really likable and charming in this LP

Best Stuff: Angela, Long Way from Home, Ophelia
85
Its an album worth listening too
SebastianWolf
62
Better than their first. It startet off pretty strong, but Cleopatra quickly falls into the same dollness as their first.
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Added on: February 5, 2016