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On Repeat: Mumford & Sons

Posted by Alex | April 23rd, 2010 | Filed under Music

[An occasional update on what some of us are listening to now. - Ed]

Since giving these guys a listen last month on a recommendation from a friend (thanks, Jamie), they’ve been in constant rotation in my apartment. A sort of folk/rock/bluegrass hybrid, they combine the British Isles brogue of Glen Hansard at his full-throated best with the building crescendos of Sigur Ros’s popier tracks like Inní mér syngur vitleysingur and the earnest energy of a Kings Of Leon.

Then, just yesterday, came across a series of films they put together during an acoustic recording session in Treadwell’s Bookshop in London. Love the videography, love the setting, love the music. Check it out.

4 Responses to “On Repeat: Mumford & Sons”

  • April 23, 2010 at 10:49 am | Bianchi10 says

    Seriously the best band i’ve heard this year. Don’t miss them when they come to your city!

  • April 23, 2010 at 11:43 am | pFranzen says

    Pitchfork.com’s review of Sigh No More: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/13906-sigh-no-more/

    2.1 out of 10 is one of the lowest ratings I’ve ever seen on there. “Every hoedown on Sigh No More– every rush of instruments in rhythmic and melodic lockstep– conveys the same sense of hollow, self-aggrandizing drama. And they pull that shit on every track.”

    You know what they say about opinions though…

  • April 23, 2010 at 1:11 pm | KGC says

    Pitchfork is like the fucking darth vader of the hipster douche empire; they rule with irrational, psychotic harshness that commands the respect of only the most subservient tight-jean sychophants.

    I swear they exist purely for the self-satisfaction of insecure, contrarian hipster obscurists. Look at arcade fire’s first album, they gave that the highest score of all time, so naturally I question their methodology.

  • April 24, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Redlich-Kwong says

    “the Darth Vader of the hipster douche empire” That’s comedy gold.

    And I enjoyed the music, too. Thanks Alex.

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