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The Lumineers - Iii (2019) Published: September 27/19 Released: September 13/19 albumAlternative13 Tracks • 50 Minutes
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    SELECTED LINE: With III, the Lumineers are really upping their game – and it’s possibly their finest album yet.
    III is the third studio album by The Lumineers, released by Dualtone Music Group on September 13, 2019.
    1. Donna3:05
    2. Life in the City3:51
    3. Gloria3:36
    4. It Wasn't Easy to Be Happy for You3:34
    5. Leader of the Landslide5:54
    6. Left for Denver3:16
    7. My Cell3:16
    8. Jimmy Sparks5:55
    9. April0:50
    10. Salt and the Sea4:30
    11. Democracy (Bonus Track)6:44
    12. Old Lady (Bonus Track)4:17
    13. Soundtrack Song (Bonus Track)2:01
℗ 2019 Dualtone Music Group, Inc.
Critic Reviews (19)

It's a cinematic, heartbreaking album that is not only musically stunning but lyrically dense and fully-realized.

9 months ago


The result is probably the most beautiful acoustic record of the year.

80% 9 months ago

lautde lautde

The group’s latest long player is further evidence that they are a force to be reckoned with.

90% 9 months ago

godisinthetv godisinthetv

III moves at a deliberate, nearly dreary pace that forces a listener to pay attention, and while it can take some effort to meet the Lumineers on their own terms, it's nevertheless easy to admire the ambition behind the project.

70% 9 months ago

AllMusic AllMusic

It's cleverly and passionately done. [Nov 2019, p.112]

80% 9 months ago

Q Magazine Q Magazine

Something of a grind--repeat helpings of grimly strummed acoustic guitar and keening vocals becoming the folk equivalent of consecutive courses of muesli. [Nov 2019, p.29]

50% 9 months ago

Uncut Uncut

While its predecessors shone with their naïve energy and natural rawness of sonic intentions, III is certainly the mark of a band that has gained experience and maturity over the course of its career.

80% 9 months ago

Aside from three bizarrely misplaced bonus tracks, III is a stunning effort that both deserves and requires repeated listens.

9 months ago

Hot Press Hot Press

All in all, the breadth of the project is remarkable.

9 months ago

The Associated Press The Associated Press (TOP)

The Lumineers should confidently call III, a masterpiece of epic proportions.

93% 9 months ago

Atwood Magazine Atwood Magazine

“III” goes above and beyond anything the Lumineers have done before.

9 months ago

Entertainment Voice Entertainment Voice

The Lumineers provide timely methadone.

58% 9 months ago

Musikexpress Musikexpress

It’s clear that the entire band, have poured themselves into creating this captivating and deeply personal body of work, that is easy to listen to, it takes the listener on a journey, telling them a story that resonates in the listener’s mind for hours after listening.

9 months ago

CelebMix CelebMix

It’s a beautiful album – there’s no doubt about that – and it’s been put together beautifully as well, so much so that it’s just so hard to believe these aren’t real people, sadness and despair fills every corner of the record.

9 months ago

Essentially Pop Essentially Pop

The Lumineers’ third album, aptly titled III, unwaveringly illustrates Wesley Schultz’s and Jeremiah Fraites’ gift for crafting anthemic tunes.

9 months ago

nodepression nodepression

With chanting hooks and hypnotically repeated choruses, III makes you want to sit on Life’s porch and see who walks in to build a home with you.

9 months ago

DiandraReviews DiandraReviews

The Lumineers have moved away from sweet and harmless wedding songs towards the lovely pain of poetry about normal people weathering the storm of regular life and it looks good on them.

9 months ago

BeatRoute BeatRoute

Happily then, it’s fair to say that despite moments of decided sobriety, The Lumineers III maintains the band’s short yet exceptional track record and keeps them three for three.

9 months ago

Glide Magazine Glide Magazine

With III, the Lumineers are really upping their game – and it’s possibly their finest album yet.

80% 9 months ago
User Reviews (5)

Shane73607a year ago
My Heart😌 The Lumineers never disappoint me. I’m always blown away by their originality and catchy melodies. One of my all time favorite bands and I admire them for always sticking to their roots.

woohMastera year ago
Yes Skin is now cleared, My crops are watered, depression gone.

indiegingera year ago
Growing Larger I’m so happy that while the Lumineers have grown in their fan base, they have managed to hold true to their original sounds. Their first album seems very timid in comparison to their newer music. Their sound has grown along with their popularity. I’m so excited for this upcoming album! I wish it would be released sooner than September.

hotfire>a year ago
Solid ground You guys are on 🔥

mckinleygca year ago
Love!! I love this album!! Very deep lyrics and meaning. On top of that, great instrumentation! I am always impressed by their music.
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