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they've released a 2012 Kings of Leon B-Side
An amazing ear for a good track
Is becoming a really strong role model and voice for Coldplay for people who wouldn't necessarily be interested in that sort of thing
Is absolutely fucking beautiful
lol @ them for thinking that guitar is gonna save the song from being the most boring thing that ever happened
(the new single is produced by James Ford from Simian Mobile Disco)
they can't be happy with something like this surely
"a beefier, straight-up more rock and roll sound." Eh?
"It reminds me of when Bob Dylan, one of the greatest folk musicians and songwriters of all time, went electric."
"Both Beck and RHCP rap in rhymes in most of their songs"
"Mumford and Sons was such a breath of fresh air in this new mainstream world of music, and now they have completely sold out. They have strayed away from everything I loved about them and shit on their true fans to satisfy the masses."
"Their Christian beliefs continue to be at the forefront of their music. This has a modern, christian rock sound."
"You can't blame them for doing this, music is their job, they obviously LOVE music, and they are trying out different genres. Have you ever heard of Sting?"
And the banjos...
"I miss the banjo,mandolin and the folk touches! I am the only one?"
"Marcus said in an interview that they are doing away with the banjo and original instruments for this album and going electronic. So hope for the rest of the album is very slim."
"INSTRUMENTS help define a genere. Using a banjo automatically makes it folk something. An electronic guitar almost always makes it a rock song. Rapping in rhymes is usually hip hop/rap or nu-metal or things similar to it."
"using a banjo would make someone automatically a type of folk"
"Bring back the banjo"
"hopefully the album is good but the banjo should have stayed"
"Maybe banjo and others are on the others songs. I hope too."
"no banjos on new album."
"But even without banjo they're great!!!" EVEN
"there is 2 songs on the album that have the banjos"
"they replaced a banjo with an electric guitar (another REAL instrument)"
"Sure, the banjo I'll miss, but I can get over that!" OK Yoda
"BUT WHERE IS THE BANJO"
"I don't even know if I believe the banjo is gone, hope it's not forever forgotten"
"pretty sure they could have added a banjo in here and still made it new with a touch of old!"
"1. Coldplay is good and has actual talent unlike 95% of the other crap out today and 2. Mumford and Sons already HAVE made innovating strides with folk."
(I'm possibly the only Mumfords fan on DiS, but I'm still finding those comments hilarious)
And my head told my heart
"let love grow"
But my heart told my head
"this time no
There's no banjo" :(
As a musician, it is very important that people have heard of Sting. And continue to evolve. As musicians.
I look forward to tedious songs about tantric sex and Marcus wearing nothing but blue underwear in a remake of Dune.
Surely the lute is the logical step forward after you've exhausted the possibilities of the banjo
Maybe the Mumfords should do a musical about their fathers. The Last Private Equity Takeover or something, featuring Dominic Cumberbatch
"first thing i realized about this video is the traffic is switched."
"using a banjo would make someone automatically a type of folk"
that commenter always refers to Bob Dylan as "Bob Dylan, one of the greatest folk musicians and songwriters of all time"
"Hey, see that bloke over there? The one standing at the bar? He looks a bit like Bob Dylan - one of the greatest folk musicians and songwriters of all time"
Andy Jones: Yeah, it's rubbish. But I don't think DiS has any right to mock, considering the amount of fawning rubbish they've been writing about Taylor Swift. And I still haven't forgotten the Blink 182 fiasco
- David Fletchér: I think somebody's missing the point!
- Andy Jones: Have I?
- Jason Adolf: spot on Andy
Adrian Randell: is this whats classed as that new Genre the new Noel Gallager album has been put in?......Dad Rock.
Jacob Fowler: oh cool lets make fun of kids that are totally oblivious and are repeating soundbites from journalists. we're just THAT insecure
Carlos Alvarenga: Why is nobody asking the real hard hitting questions, like "now that they have gone electric are they gonna drop da bass breh?!!!!!!!" I can't even!.
Natureboy Kevvy Starx: I was about to state "Mumford fans the only fans more annoying and clueless about music than metalica fans" it was based solely by the fact that they tend to 90% of the time be either music tourists or damn right idiots.. What do I know though right I like arcade fire seeing the previous comment about it made me laugh though there's my proof for sure.. Yep proof definitive I imagine?
Yes Thisisme: odds on "but where is the banjo" becoming a music board meme?
what sort of a name is "Andy Vine"?
Only, y'know, more masculine?
it is exactly the sort of thing i can imagine people getting really into whilst sat on each others' shoulders at the end of a day at a festival. If i had a small criticism, it's that there are no references to refreshing soft drinks, which is what's likely to hold it back from being THE anthem of the summer, but it'll be one of them. Not my cup of tea.
I don't like booze so I don't touch the vino.
I'll sit on my mates shoulders and have an ice cold San Pelligrino
i hope for their sake that that's in the follow up single.
Still rubbish mind you
like giving up saying "heart" and "darling"
Not quite sure what I was expecting.
granted, it's bland as fuck, but I don't believe for a second that Folk purity was ever at the heart of their appeal and I'm pretty sure the overlap between their fanbase and Coldplay's was huge.
so we could finally have the Nickleback/Mumford and Sons joint headline dance party tour the world deserves.
but it's almost as if they were never authentic folk musicians
Mad Funds Morons. Which just proves that they're in on the joke. Right?
I find it funny that in the YouTube comments section there are people saying they used to be exciting. I always thought they were Coldplay with banjos (and a watered down version of The Pogues).
to water The Pogues down that much
Think of all the water Mumford and Sons wasted with their last two albums.
That Marcus Mumford and his band
Have sold their banjos
And bought guitars
Like a Yazoo record
so why does it sound like it's encoded at 96kbps?
from Nick via "Youtube"
"I don't even know if I believe the banjo is gone"
Imagine being so traumatised by the potential lack of banjo on an album that you refuse to believe it. Perhaps there's money to be made by developing an app that adds banjo to the new Mumfords album to placate all those who feel betrayed and traumatised by its absence?
with added banjo and get it on the internet stat.
Play bad banjo over the top
"Another musician made the folk to electric switch. He received an unbelievable amount of hate bit is now considered to be one of the most important musicians of all time."
That musician's name? EINSTEIN
you need help pal
No idea what he's like, sometimes I listen to stuff to broaden my musical knowledge. Turns out he's not really my thing. Back to D'Angelo and September Girls now.
Can't believe I missed that one. Open goal and all.
are basically what this forum looked like when age of adz came out
I think this is the first mumford and sons song I have actually heard. Very bland.
This isn't some indie points fodder, it's amazing the things you miss not living in this country. Only really know the name from TV shows. Thought they were 'Mericans.
maybe the first song you've knowingly heard. but the one with the banjo was everywhere for a bit, no way you managed to avoid it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMO4xdOS5jY
Although the one you posted there doesn't ring a bell.
Just not had it beaten into my brain like you lot.
"Beautiful song. These guys know. Stop eating GMO. It's destroying our planet. If you don't believe me or the Mumford and sons the do some research."
No, don't worry, I trust random YouTube posters and a pseudo-folk band to dictate my diet.
...and it honestly sounds like a school kid playing around with a distorted guitar sound for the first time. Dreadful.
"It seemed perverse that a group presented themselves that way could be one of the country’s great musical success stories in the midst of a spell of austerity enforced by a Conservative-led government."
I doubt they'd actually think about that sort of thing.
Also, gotta love Neil Kulkarni's comment (the most highly rated one).
incredible #content up on the site today