Mozart was always going to be a hard act to follow – my last post was the culmination of a magnificent concentration of some of the Best Music Ever Written. In all our born puff, as my mother might say.
So I have found Mumford & Sons and their first album Sigh No More hard to love – but I still like it.
As you will see from this article in the UK’s Telegraph written in December 2012, they are very popular in exalted political circles on both sides of The Pond. They also come across as a nice bunch of lads. But what about the actual music?
It’s like any good rock/folk music should be – full of passion, story-telling, accomplished acoustic instrument playing; and close-harmony singing.
Have a listen to their Grammy-nominated Little Lion Man (clean version); Roll away your stone; Timshel (this is a great acoustic live version, showing off their genuine talents as musicians); and After the Storm.
I need to be able to come at this album from another angle to get past the Mozart thing. I’ll probable get their second, Babel, too, at the end of Project LT. And then, if the Telegraph article is anything to go by, I’ll be in very esteemed company indeed.