16 Songs, 1 Hour 5 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Graduating from the banjo-plucking, stomp-and-clap neo-folk movement they helped create, the quartet embraces a bold and electrifying brand of stadium-filling alt-rock. There's hardly an acoustic axe on Wilder Mind, where producer James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Florence + The Machine) presents the band’s stuck-in-your-head, heart-on-sleeve songcraft with echoing, spacious authority.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Graduating from the banjo-plucking, stomp-and-clap neo-folk movement they helped create, the quartet embraces a bold and electrifying brand of stadium-filling alt-rock. There's hardly an acoustic axe on Wilder Mind, where producer James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Florence + The Machine) presents the band’s stuck-in-your-head, heart-on-sleeve songcraft with echoing, spacious authority.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
2.8K Ratings
2.8K Ratings

Could have been.

WillyGooch

Each track on this album could've been better. I've been listening to this thing for about 8 months now, maybe more. Again, good but not as good as I woulda thought.

Amazing in every aspect

Paradise Shark

Listening to this music makes me feel like I am in a park at night and it is very, very dark. I am sitting on an old wooden bench overlooking the city lights below me in the distance. It is quite spectacular.

Screw off

ddawg821

Who gives a tar if people rate an album that hasn't come out? These people, including me, are probably long-time fans of Mumford and sons and are very excited that they're finally back. Quit being a d0uche and go back to playing minecraft on your gaming computer all day.

About Mumford & Sons

One of the most successful acts to come out of the first decade of the 21st century's English folk revival, London's Mumford & Sons' agreeable fusion of bluegrass, folk, country, and rock found favor with audiences both at home and abroad. Formed in 2007 by singer/guitarist/drummer Marcus Mumford, vocalist and banjo/Dobro player Winston Marshall, vocalist/keyboardist Ben Lovett, and vocalist/bassist Ted Dwane, the quartet bonded over their shared love of roots music -- their moniker is meant to invoke the impression of an antiquated family business name. At that time the West London folk scene was becoming increasingly vibrant with the arrival of fellow new traditionalists like Laura Marling, Noah and the Whale, and Johnny Flynn. In 2008 the band played their first Glastonbury Festival and released their debut EP, Love Your Ground. A 2009 follow-up EP, Cave and the Open Sea, caught the attention Island Records, and more importantly, Arcade Fire producer Markus Dravs, who would go on to helm the band's debut long-player, the Mercury Prize-shortlisted Sigh No More. It was issued a year later in America and Canada on the Glassnote Records label and sold over a million copies between the two countries, earning Grammy Award nominations for Best New Artist and Best Rock Song. They performed at the ceremony as well, delivering a spirited version of "The Cave" and then backed Bob Dylan on a generation-spanning rendition of "Maggie's Farm."

Their 2012 Dravs-produced sophomore outing, Babel, debuted at number one on the U.K. Albums Chart and the U.S. Billboard 200, and eventually took home that year's Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Recorded live over two nights at Colorado's legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the band's first live film/recording, Road to Red Rocks, followed in late 2012, but after wrapping up their massive international tour in support of Babel, the group members declared that they would be going on an indefinite hiatus. In early 2015, the band announced both a return to the stage and plans to release a new album. The resulting James Ford-produced Wilder Mind, the group's third studio long-player and most stylistically diverse outing to date, arrived in early May of that year, and charted at number one in seven countries. The following year, during their South African tour, they recorded an EP in collaboration with Baaba Maal, the Very Best, and Beatenberg. The resulting Johannesburg, named after the city where it was recorded, featured their Record Store Day 2016 single "There Will Be Time" and saw release in June. ~ James Christopher Monger

ORIGIN
London, England
FORMED
2007

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