… the second album from Mumford and Sons? For bonafide Mumford and Sons fans, this second album was a long time coming after Sigh No More debuted in early 2010. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this rousing indie-folk quartet from London, it’s time to give Sigh No More a listen. Go ahead. I’ll wait!
So now that you’re thoroughly hooked on Mumford and Sons’ catchy rhythms and powerful lyrics, it’s time to give their latest album, Babel, a listen. Lead singer Marcus Mumford’s voice has been taken to epic heights, particularly on “Broken Crown” and “Lover of the Light,” and the pounding rhythms are as infectious as anything heard on Sigh No More.
Mumford and Sons are well-known for their electrifying live performances, and this CD captures that energy splendidly with its bold and unabashedly emotional sound. Give Babel a listen, and I guarantee you’ll be singing and foot-stomping as if your life depended on it.
Reviewed by Katie (staff)