|I Will Wait|
|Well I came home Like a stone And I fell heavy into your arms These days of dust Which we've known Will blow away with this new sun But I'll kneel...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Q MagazineSep 19, 2012This is ultimately comfortable listening, befitting folk sounds of a resolutely un-freak variety. [Oct 2012, p.96]
Nov 5, 2012DaGuruDette knows little about the sheer brilliance of music. The songs a catchy with heartfelt feeling and the lyrics sublime. This isDaGuruDette knows little about the sheer brilliance of music. The songs a catchy with heartfelt feeling and the lyrics sublime. This is /Mumford & Sons at their very best. Sigh No More was the intro. This is the main story.… Expand
Jun 6, 2013Mumford continues to reunite society with a lost sound of music. Instead of the annoying and irritating hip hop and pop, and artists such asMumford continues to reunite society with a lost sound of music. Instead of the annoying and irritating hip hop and pop, and artists such as Lil Wayne and Maroon 5. Mumford and Sons bring folk music storming back with one of the best albums in the 2010's… Expand
Sep 25, 2012Mumford & Sons are back and better than ever! This is an excellent sophomore album from this wonderful back band from England. It is betterMumford & Sons are back and better than ever! This is an excellent sophomore album from this wonderful back band from England. It is better than Sigh No More? Probably not better, but just as good. I am currently on my 5th listen and I absolutely love it.… Expand
Dec 15, 2012This album was wonderful! Surprising, happy, sad, large-scale, sometimes all in the same song! The melodies from the vocals and theThis album was wonderful! Surprising, happy, sad, large-scale, sometimes all in the same song! The melodies from the vocals and the instruments and the harmonies are a definite plus in this album. The songwriting was wonderful, every song was a joy to listen to...from a music standpoint. My only problem here are the lyrics. Especially in the title track the lyrics were repetitive and un-entertaining. Other than that, the album was a fun and exhilarating ride. This was a very worthy follow up to the wonderful "Sigh No More" which was also great fun. Great stuff, thanks to Mumford & Sons! 8/10.… Expand
Feb 3, 2014I loved "Sigh No More". It was a great album with some great music. That's why I was looking forward to listen to their next studio effort,I loved "Sigh No More". It was a great album with some great music. That's why I was looking forward to listen to their next studio effort, "Babel". Honestly, it sounds just like their previous album. It's just that this one has more songs. There just isn't much difference in the instrumentals. (That obviously means that they're consistent with their music, which is very good.) If I had heard of Mumford & Sons for the first time because of THIS album, I would have definitely liked it more. The fact is, I've heard all this before, on their debut, "Sigh No More".
The reason I'm giving this a 7 is because I like this genre of music, and it's a good album on its own.
Congratulations on winning "Album of the Year" for this, M&S!… Expand
Nov 13, 2015After their excellent debut, folk rock favourites Mumford and Sons released ''Babel''.
I had high expectations for this album, but foundAfter their excellent debut, folk rock favourites Mumford and Sons released ''Babel''.
I had high expectations for this album, but found myself ultimately a little disappointed. Things start fairly well, with the thumping and lively title track, followed up by the rich and promising ''Whispers in the Dark''. The band's first single from the album, ''I will wait'', comes next and easily proves to be the highlight of the album, with it's constant tempo changes and melodies that build into a moving and raucous chorus.
After that though, things go gradually downhill. While it can't exactly be said that many of the tracks on this album provide poor listening (in fact, musically most are pretty accomplished), in terms of lyrical themes and construction they are generally below par and repetitive.
Though songs such as ''The ghosts that we knew'', ''Broken Crown'' and ''Hopeless Wanderer'' are aesthetically very decent tunes, in terms of general construction and lyrical content, it's as though they are re-hashed and poor relations of songs that appeared on debut album ''Sigh No More''. What's even more of a shame is that the band seem to have taken the easy ''well we were successful with it before, so why not re-hash it and release it again'' option, rather than being more brave.
Perhaps the finest piece of songwriting on the album comes in the shape of ''Constant Reminder'', a beautiful, immensely sad and powerful acoustic track; Well thought out, both in terms of lyrics and music. The Mumford's could perhaps have delivered something a little more memorable and longer lasting in memory if they'd have put their minds to it.… Expand
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