**** ▒ Da's wel even wennen van de heren van de Londense rockformatie: "Mumford & Sons", eind maart 2015, hoor !!! Maar na 3 x luisteren ben ik toch overstag gegaan: dik voldoende !!! Voorloper van hun nieuwe studioalbum: "Wilder Mind", dat voor begin mei 2015 gepland staat ☺!!!
****** Forgive me, but I actually like this sound WAY more than their previous works - and I'll explain why: I think that they've "grown up" as a band. I definitely love how layered the sounds have become, rather than just being a big loud muddy mess. I can definitely hear a lot of shoegaze - and they sound a lot more like Arcade Fire. This would probably make my Top 10 for 2015.
**** "Wilder Mind" seems to only prove that Mumford & Sons really are a bit of a gimmick and can't really sustain without it. I'm sure they did it in reaction to the criticism they received over the last 2 records but it's clear that they just don't have the songwriting skills to hold up on their own. This song though I feel works quite well, kind of reviving the "Babel" style without actually lifting anything wholesale from it. It's quite a fun listen.