The Lumineers: Talking Heads Cover

“Na├»ve Melody (This Must Be The Place)” is one of my favorite Talking Heads songs, so I always enjoy hearing other artists cover it. I was especially excited to hear the new cover by The Lumineers, since I loved their self-titled debut so much. The cover is one of four previously unreleased tracks featured on the upcoming “Deluxe Edition” of their album – I really hate the “Deluxe” edition gimmick…just record a new album already! A great song covered by a great band should be great, no? Sadly, it’s a bit of a disappointment. It’s by no means bad, it is The Lumineers after all. But this particularly cover is lackluster compared to the Talking Heads’ quirky original or Shawn Colvin’s heartfelt cover (which remains the definitive version for me). You can stream The Lumineers’ cover below. If you like it, I highly recommend you check out Talking Heads original and Shawn Colvin’s cover (better yet, get Shawn’s entire Cover Girl album).

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