Wasn't really into either, then my wife made me watch a yewtube video of an acoustic performance of OMAM's Mountain Sound @ Sasquatch 2012. That is much more my speed and made me an instant fan. Would love to see them in that format.
Post by nthingtolose on Jun 3, 2013 8:18:45 GMT -5
OMAM was the first concert ever I had an "out of body experience" with about a month ago at Red Rocks. EASY choice for me. Lumineer's self titled album is "meh" in my opinion but OMAM's My Head is an Animal is something special to me. I'm sure a lot will hate on the folky pop here but their unique duo of voices just does something for me.
Their show was phenomenal FYI so if you are on the fence and kinda like their sound I'd give it a shot at Roo. Come have a cheers I'll be hanging off the rail most likely
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Post by lukescrazyarms on Jun 4, 2013 9:50:48 GMT -5
OM&M but just on the reasoning of how powerful they were live. For a band that doesn't really use more then 4 chords I must say they were tight as shiz live and had this very epic sound to them. Plus, I'm kind of in love with Nana soooo. I can't vote against her. . .
I've seen numerous OMAM live performances on Youtube and I'm just in love. I think I enjoy their live performances better than their album, even. I've seen some Lumineers on late night shows and on Youtube and they are good but I didn't fall in love with them like I did OMAM.
I'm definitely seeing OMAM.
Lumineers being so close to Mumford on the schedule - flame away but I am a HUGE Mumford fan, and want to get as close as possible for them so I'll likely skip Lumineers. I figure I'll probably have more chances to see Lumineers some other time anyway.
Post by nthingtolose on Jun 4, 2013 12:42:59 GMT -5
Also should note it is OMAM's last U.S. tour stop, aside from Coachella largest venue they've ever played in terms of festival size, and they are getting 30 mins more then they got at Coachella. It is going to be a quacking blast.
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Post by littlelionheart on Jun 20, 2013 20:15:21 GMT -5
So for the people who saw both shows, which was better in your opinion?
I was going in with a bias toward OMAM and that remains true. They had a more complete sound and more energy than Lumineers did. But this might be do the fact that I was closer for them then I was for Lumineers. But when the band has 7 members who are all into what they are playing , it`s hard not to fall for them. Especially with a duo of singers like Nana and Raggi.
You know what's funny? I love both bands and originally they were near the top, but I didn't make OMAM and I sat through about 20 minutes of the Lumineers before leaving to go meet Jonathan Christmas at brooers
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Post by Roo'adelphia on Jun 24, 2013 14:24:05 GMT -5
They were pretty much tied going into Roo this year for me. Same sound/same band kinda vibe. After catching both sets I cwould give OM&M a solid 8 and Lumineers a rough 4. Lumineers just bored me while OM&M just kept the energy flowing. And their setlist was perfectly constructed to keep everyone in the palm of their hands. Also it was ballsy to not close with Little Talks. I was hoping they would finish strong and they didnt dissapoint. One of my top 5 shows of the weekend.
Loved both to begin with and saw both at Roo though I was more looking forward to the Lumineers set.. I thought OM&M was having sound issues (mics too quiet) but they were awesome otherwise. The Lumineers were a Roo highlight for me and I think I'd be more likely to see them on their own in the future. Both sounded just as good if not better than they do recorded which was a pleasant surprise.
Had a good close spot for OMAM, so no sound problems. Their show was great, had a lot of fun and it was a great way to kick off Friday. I saw like 8 minutes of the lumineers really far away, could barely hear, so i just went to grab a spot for Jack Johnson.