Mumford & Sons
Published: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 02:10
On Babel, Mumford & Sons’ second release, a majority of the tracks are around four to five minutes, but it doesn’t matter how long the tracks are; because of their precision, every second counts.
“I Will Wait” was the first track released off Babel and it certainly made its mark, setting up the rest of the album perfectly, with acoustic guitar and banjo giving it a jumpstart.
The track takes the audience back to “The Cave” or “Little Lion Man,” where Mumford & Sons really made it in the music world.
Marcus Mumford, the lead singer, has a confident voice that strives for melancholy. His voice is the key to Babel, but that’s not the only reason the album rose so rapidly.
Babel has nail-biting emotion that will have listeners on the edge of their seats, a vulnerability allowing people to relate and open up, and banjo, which makes quite the difference compared to other alternative artists.
Many artists come across as cheesy when singing about relationships, but Marcus Mumford has heart touching lyrics that hold nothing but integrity.
There is no one who sounds like Mumford and Sons; the band is unique and isn’t afraid of taking any risks. The band knows what it’s doing and does it well.
There are many dramatic build-ups throughout the tracks adding many thrills to every word.
Babel takes a step forward for Mumford & Sons by adding some punch to each track while not changing their style from Sigh No More.