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  • Summary: The third full-length studio release for the British folk rock band was produced by James Ford.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 29
  2. Negative: 4 out of 29
  1. Apr 27, 2015
    100
    There may be nothing particularly original here, but the gritty ambience of electric instrumentation suits Mumford & Sons’s way with melody, emotion and dynamics. Simply put, the Mumfords rock.
  2. Q Magazine
    Apr 29, 2015
    80
    This is a record marked by its elegance, pace and excitement. [Jun 2015, p.110]
  3. May 5, 2015
    70
    The sentiment is Springsteen, the guitars are straight-up Strokes, and even if it's not going to work out for the relationship in this song, the music itself bristles with self-assurance.
  4. May 4, 2015
    50
    Without their old-timey affectations, the band seems interchangeable with any number of blandly attractive AAA rockers, a group that favors sound over song.
  5. May 5, 2015
    50
    It aims to give fans something different, but it does the bare minimum.
  6. May 11, 2015
    40
    Wilder Mind is incredibly one-track, so much so that even on your first listen-through, you’ll likely already feel like you’ve heard closer ‘Hot Gates’ five or six times in the past hour.
  7. 16
    Wilder Mind, airless to the extreme, plods on, song after saccharine song. Melodies do abound. But they’re wearying, like the mundane hell of children’s tunes, blasted on repeat, throughout a long car trip.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 40
  2. Negative: 19 out of 40
  1. May 4, 2015
    10
    Amazing and brave new sound without losing their emotional touch. The first line of the album felt like a hand squeezing my heart and itAmazing and brave new sound without losing their emotional touch. The first line of the album felt like a hand squeezing my heart and it didn't let go until the last song.
    The statement is clear: Mumford and Sons are not banjos and kickdrums, they're real musicians.
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  2. Aug 19, 2015
    10
    I cannot stop listening to this album. It is that good. I never liked Mumford as banjo pickers but I love this album. It has me hypnotized.I cannot stop listening to this album. It is that good. I never liked Mumford as banjo pickers but I love this album. It has me hypnotized. Great enigmatic lyrics. Expand
  3. Jun 4, 2015
    8
    This album is for sure not as immediately satisfying as the other two but great non the less. the flow of the tracks and story they tell is asThis album is for sure not as immediately satisfying as the other two but great non the less. the flow of the tracks and story they tell is as usual great and epic. Screaming at the top of your lungs to m&s is still as fun as ever. At times I miss the anger in his voice but it is replaced with melancholy and sadness that only this band can seem to capture with every single track.So sit back listen through it a few times and truly fall in love with it. This album reminds me of mechanical bull from Kings of Leon... It took a while but i love that album also. Expand
  4. Nov 10, 2015
    4
    A guitar album from a band without a proper guitar player. A couple of decent songs save this album from being totally worthless but what aA guitar album from a band without a proper guitar player. A couple of decent songs save this album from being totally worthless but what a terrible move for this band. Expand
  5. May 6, 2015
    2
    on the whole, it's obvious Mumford And Sons simply had nothing else to say with their more folky style predecessors and have simply gone on toon the whole, it's obvious Mumford And Sons simply had nothing else to say with their more folky style predecessors and have simply gone on to be not brilliantly changed in any manner, but just further more unconvincing than before. Expand
  6. May 7, 2015
    1
    What is this? They basically took everything out that I liked about them they used to be unique now they are just bland I only give this a 1What is this? They basically took everything out that I liked about them they used to be unique now they are just bland I only give this a 1 when it should be a 0 but I kinda like Ditmas

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  7. Apr 16, 2016
    0
    Never in my life have I heard such depressing, boring garbage. Even Morrissey isn't as depressing as this nonsense. Mumford & Sons were badNever in my life have I heard such depressing, boring garbage. Even Morrissey isn't as depressing as this nonsense. Mumford & Sons were bad enough before, but now they're actually trying to be a proper rock band and they've ended up sounding even **** than Nickelback Expand

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