The Strumbellas - Hope
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Based on 5 reviews
2016 Ratings: #647 / 758
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Based on 13 ratings
April 22, 2016 / Release Date
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Glassnote / Label
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Glossy folk-pop music that is appealing upon first listen, but ultimately, derivative. The melodies and harmonies are pretty irresistible, especially in hit single "Spirits," but when the lyrics in the songs are parsed, they mostly don't mean much at all (with a few welcome exceptions), which makes me feel cynical about the effort -- it comes across like an effort to replicate the success of influences like the Lumineers and The Head and The Heart.
Fav Tracks: Spirits, Wars, We Don't Know, Shovels & Dirt
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Track List

  1. Spirits
  2. Shovels & Dirt
  3. We Don't Know
  4. Wars
  5. Dog
  6. The Hired Band
  7. Young & Wild
  8. The Night Will Save Us
  9. I Still Make Her Cry
  10. David
  11. Wild Sun
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