Mumford and Sons
I like ’em in small doses. And they seem really, really happy which helps too- I saw a live version of You’ve Gone Too Far on something like the secret policeman’s ball, where they did one song from cold and still looked like they’d done a whole gig at the end, no compromise at all for the weird show they were playing. Kinda cool, that.Posted 5 years agomolgripsSubscriber
I liked the one song, so I bought the album. Not sure it was a good idea. The banjo player seems to have learned a few arpeggios and that’s it. It’s as if someone’s got a banjo mode on a keyboard and is just pressing the chords as they go.
If I were an actual folk band from Virginia with real skills I’d be a bit pissed off that they get all the money.Posted 5 years agoatlazMember
The public school boy casual loose tie is just about cutting it for me. He wins first punch.
He also has the look on his face you’d expect from someone who owns a bank watching someone’s house being repossessed. A combination of “Look how stupid you are” and “I can’t believe we get away with this shit”. Which, given it’s Mumford and Sons, is probably what they’re thinking right before a concert.Posted 5 years agoMrSmithMember
Ephemeral dross. Glib faux-folk for middle England middle management who feel they are being reminded of their gap year (that was the same as everybody else’s) while listening to their whimsical dirge.
Music to replace the awkward silences at middle class dinner parties once the topics of schools and Miele washing machines have been exhausted, it was Coldplay now it’s dickhead and brethren.
Sanitised watered down folk pop for latte drinking cretins who secretly want to be the short one from top gear.
Sixth form poetry for bedwetters.
I could go on but I’ll stop now.Posted 5 years ago
No! Don’t stop MrSmith! You’re expressing rather beautifully exactly my feelings towards the self-satisfied tossers. Music for people who don’t actually like music. There’s obviously been some terrible mistake as they were all meant to be working in banking by now, but one of Daddies friends heard us play at the golf club one night, and he owns a record company……..Posted 5 years ago
IHN – You’d convinced yourself for years she’d never go for a guy from this side of the pond then that gonky **** nipped in there. You COULD have had her yourself if you’d put the effort in (and she’d liked you but as an STW regular, what’s not for her to like eh?)
It’s like your pouring my heart out man. I might write a song about it.
I could go on but I’ll stop now.
Good job, you were about to out-smug the lot of themPosted 5 years ago
I think the tussle-haired, hoody/suede jacket combo is getting my vote. He seems to have the smugness dial turned up to 11
I think the smugness is probably because he was horifically bullied in school though, so I can have a small amount of pity. It seems like that kind of smugness that he wants his tormentors to see, but if he saw them walking towards him in the street he would still s*** himself and run the other way.
He also has the look on his face you’d expect from someone who owns a bank watching someone’s house being repossessed. A combination of “Look how stupid you are” and “I can’t believe we get away with this shit”. Which, given it’s Mumford and Sons, is probably what they’re thinking right before a concert.
You sir, have perfectly articulated what this guy is all about. I’m still chuckling about this.Posted 5 years agojohnellisonMember
…he is Mumford. I mean would you call your band ….& sons?
Well you would if they were your kids by your own mother. Which given the fact that they are Mumford & Sons could well be the case.
(Other incestuous relationships are possible. Terms and Conditions Apply).Posted 5 years agoSprocketJockeyMember
See, I actually liked their first album. Bought it off the strength of hearing Little Lion Man on 6 Music admittedly, but the rest of the album grew on me.
I bought a Frank Turner album around the same time after hearing Try This at Home, but that’s another story
I also accidentally saw them live at the Hop Farm a couple of years back too and thought they were OK.
Having belatedly realised I’m one of them there latte drinking cretins who secretly want to be the short one from top gear I actually feel deeply ashamed of myself, and, it has to be said somewhat dirty at being hoodwinked into having such poor taste.
Is there somewhere one can go to have one’s hitherto impeccable musical taste realigned to that of the STW hive mind.Posted 5 years ago
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