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Artist: Mumford & Sons

Album: Wilder Mind

Release Date: May 4th, 2015

 

It's a sad day for Mumford & Sons banjo, as the group and the banjo have split up and gone their separate ways with the latest Mumford release. Mumford has traded their banjos and acoustic guitars for synths and electric guitars with pedal effects.

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If you only liked Mumford for the folk sound they had, you might not like this album. While some songs like "Broad-Shouldered Beasts" sound reminiscent of older Mumford songs, most would be unrecognizable if it weren't for Marcus Mumford's familiar voice.

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One thing remains consistent throughout all three albums; a single song on each album drops the F-bomb. I don't know if Mumford wants to seem edgy, but still remain family friendly, but it's something we found a little interesting. 

While the sound is completely different, there are some brilliant songs on the album. Some of our favorites include "Just Smoke", "Monster", and "Snake Eyes", which is the albums best, in our humble opinion.

Overall it's not a bad album, just not anything particularly special. I'm not sure I'll end up buying this album, but it's definitely worth a listen, especially if you are a fan of Mumford's previous albums.



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