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  • transapp
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    Where as I reckon they are great. Who’d have thought – people like different music…

    MrSparkle
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    Been done to death now. The novelty has worn off for me hence listening to Anthrax – caught in a mosh on the headphones whilst the missus watches the Mummies

    nicko74
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    Believe it or not they’re huge in N America.

    But yeah, once you’ve heard a couple of their tracks you’ve heard ’em all. Soulful voice, bit of melody, getting louder, loud final third, banjo solo, the end.
    Done!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Anything that can make it to Glasto is too mainstream for me TBH.

    Spongebob
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    Me neither, they’re are mediocre pop band bordering on rubbish!

    Anything that can make it to Glasto is too mainstream for me TBH.

    What tosh.

    Could be worse could be morrissey πŸ™‚

    Klunk
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    a poor mans arcade fire with a god awful banjo overdub. dreadful.

    Whatev’s Darcy… I’m just surrendering wholeheartedly to the STW niche stereotype.

    I’ve actually bought the Mumford & Son’s album twice, why? Coz I lost my first copy and I like it.

    They’re ok. Not sure they’ll get past 2 albums. Little Dragon were ok.

    _tom_
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    I don’t like em, they’re really boring and quite miserable.

    bagpuss
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    If you had a teenager in the house who listens to JLS and other assorted conveyor belt pop you’d love Mumford and Sons.

    LOL bagpuss πŸ™‚

    wrightyson
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    I’ve Sat and listened to the whole set so far as any good critique should, ive seen them before and no doubt I’ll see them again but as tom said quite succinctly they are a bit boring. Nicko summed up the whole musical production very well I thought! Armpit trump boy has now gone to bed so I’m looking forward to hearing the cave without the added acoustics !!

    as exponents of diddly diddly music go, i quite like ’em.

    Premier Icon mattbee
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    I like them.
    I think the problem with the footage of events like Glastonbury on TV is that the sound mix is great when you’re knee deep in mud in front of a stage and a couple of huge stacks, but is terrible through a home system.

    b_man
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    they are brilliant, soulful and talented musicians and the mere fact that not everyone likes them makes me like them more…..

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    trailmonkey – Member
    as exponents of diddly diddly music go, i quite like ’em

    Quite agree – good terminology too

    they are brilliant, soulful and talented musicians and the mere fact that not everyone likes them makes me like them more…..

    +1

    wrightyson
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    Glasto live now, my 6 yr old son obviously doesn’t either as he’s lay here doing armpit trumps πŸ˜†

    I D/L’ed Mumford and Sons after hearing them on teh radio and thinking I liked em.

    Listened to the album and realised that in fact, they are absolutely shite.

    Still, it could be worse – I could be watching Bono having virtual sex with his ego at Glasto….. Oh, hold on, I am, but at least I’m at home and not up to my armpits in shit and piss.

    I used to love the Joshua Tree, but he’s even ruined that for me tonight – pleb!

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    M&S would prob be far “better” if every tv producer in the land hadn’t used them for trailers ALL THE BLOODY TIME

    billybob
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    I likes em.

    You have to respect them for repackaging Americana and selling it back to the Americans, they’re making a killing.

    It’s the ultimate coals to Newcastle scenario.

    americana ?

    mmmkay if you say so.

    sounds wholly anglo/celtic to me.

    MrSparkle
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    If you had a teenager in the house who listens to JLS and other assorted conveyor belt pop you’d love Mumford and Sons.

    I have. I don’t.

    ;0)

    Premier Icon Clink
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    I liked them – probably buy the album

    MrSparkle – Member

    If you had a teenager in the house who listens to JLS and other assorted conveyor belt pop you’d love Mumford and Sons.

    I have. I don’t.

    ;0)

    Ditto, if you can count a 10yr old as a teenager….

    Premier Icon Coyote
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    Mumford and Sons much betterer than that supposed “headliners” whats on now.

    Have to say I never put them in the Americana bracket – their popularity is on the back of the Fleet Foxes.

    Call it what you will, it’s Folk.

    MrSparkle
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    There was a band on at one of the local pubs recently. They were called ‘Is it Folk’. Made me smile.

    BillMC
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    I find them samey and lightweight. Good music comes from adversity and they’re posh public schoolboys who’ve been at the dressing up box. David Cameron likes them though.

    clubber
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    Good music comes from adversity

    well along with tsy’s tounge in cheek comment, we’re certainly getting all the music tryhard clichΓ©s in here πŸ™‚

    (they went to my school fwiw. guess it’s a good job I didn’t go into music)

    wrightyson
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    I also switched the preacher man off!!

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    deadlydarcy – Member

    Call it what you will, it’s Folk.

    I don’t think so. They’ve got some folk elements, but they’re sort of folk-lite. For people who are too afraid to look in the ‘Folk’ section at HMV.

    TheArtistFormerlyKnownAsSTR – Member

    Still, it could be worse – I could be watching Bono having virtual sex with his ego at Glasto….. Oh, hold on, I am, but at least I’m at home and not up to my armpits in shit and piss.

    I used to love the Joshua Tree, but he’s even ruined that for me tonight – pleb!

    +1.

    A totally emotionless, charisma free, joyless performance (viewed from the comfort of my sofa!), I thought. A band going through the motions and not caring whether the music captivates anybody. It got me wondering how U2 got so big (based on a couple of albums in the 80s) and then supposedly stayed big. Does anybody still listen to them?

    They’ve got some folk elements

    Call it what you will, it’s folk. If it looks like folk, sounds like folk and smells like folk, then it probably is folk…with a bit of swearing thrown in for the youngsters (I quite like them).

    I can’t even begin to explain quite how much Mumford and Sons do it for me. Marcus has a voice that just hits the spot, right there where it hurts.

    Funny how music can be so massively dividing on opinion.

    I don’t think so. They’ve got some folk elements, but they’re sort of folk-lite.

    if it goes diddly diddly, then its folk

    if it goes diddly diddly

    and a bit of “aye” thrown in πŸ™‚

    After this thread I listened to a few tracks. Bland and dull was my opinion. Be a great pub band tho I guess

    i’m not a massive diddly diddlyist tbh but i could listen to a continuous loop of this from 4.24 for ever.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogeUUkwEsJs[/video]

    It’s a shame bands like Lau don’t get more airtime, folk in just as accessible a style as Mumford and Sons. BBC should try to cover a bit more away from the mainstream in the TV coverage in my opinion, they have the odd ‘ooh lets laugh at the freaks’ section but fail to get into the spirit of glasto really.

    Mr Woppit
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    but is terrible through a my home system.

    Only got to look at the You Twos first song yesterday, busy with That Wombledon. I see they haven’t changed much. If you like that sort of thing…

    Paying more attention today – looking out for a pal playing with Thea Gilmore in the acoustic tent.

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