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There's parallel abuse happening on the Coachella and Pazz and Jop threads so let's just put all the necessary hate here.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:16 (eleven years ago) link

which one is the dad

tylerw, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:17 (eleven years ago) link

Looks we did their hit single on Singles Jukebox way back in Sep 2009 -- Averaged an ambivalent 6.09; I gave it 4 out of 10 myself

http://www.thesinglesjukebox.com/?p=1371

xhuxk, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:19 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.live4ever.uk.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/mumford-and-sons1.jpg

Etc. etc.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:19 (eleven years ago) link

I was in a liquor store the other day and dudes behind the counter were blasting them while a customer in his 50s was saying "I love these guys, reminds me of italian opera, it's IRISH OPERA"

there were lots of bottles but alas I threw not one

post-rock was most definitely the future of post-rock (Edward III), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:21 (eleven years ago) link

WELL JEEZ

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:21 (eleven years ago) link

shoot me now, but i don't mind them.

Moonlight Graham (chrisv2010), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:23 (eleven years ago) link

well i like little lion man, thats about it really.

Moonlight Graham (chrisv2010), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:24 (eleven years ago) link

Cannot fucking stand these guys, but apparently my wife loves whatever single is all over XRT.

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:25 (eleven years ago) link

these guys are terrible

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:28 (eleven years ago) link

these guys are terrible

domo genesis p-orridge (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:29 (eleven years ago) link

the world did not need a faux-roots british emo band

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:29 (eleven years ago) link

oh yes it did

tylerw, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:31 (eleven years ago) link

not sure if i've heard them, though. do they sorta appeal to people who love the Once sdtk or something?

tylerw, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:32 (eleven years ago) link

Maybe, because my wife loves that sdtk too.

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:32 (eleven years ago) link

ok listening to them now. they are terrible. good luck uk!

tylerw, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:33 (eleven years ago) link

I suspect this explains a lot -- apparently these are his parents:

http://www.vineyardchurches.org.uk/about-vineyard-churches.html

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:33 (eleven years ago) link

'His' meaning Mr. Mumford himself.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:33 (eleven years ago) link

um, they are getting big here too, so good luck u.s. now

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:33 (eleven years ago) link

good luck everyone

tylerw, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:34 (eleven years ago) link

I suspect this explains a lot -- apparently these are his parents:

http://www.vineyardchurches.org.uk/about-vineyard-churches.html

― Ned Raggett, Wednesday, January 19, 2011 1:33 PM (34 seconds ago) Bookmark

omg is this for real

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:34 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.vineyardchurches.org.uk/uploads/images/John-&-Eleanor-Mumford-March-2010-252x168-for-web.jpg

"Hahahah...yeah, we're sorry too."

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:34 (eleven years ago) link

pomplamumf

buzza, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:35 (eleven years ago) link

once sdtrk is a towering masterpiece compared to this shouty garbage

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:36 (eleven years ago) link

thank u ned; between these guys and pompalamoose everyone i hate is apparently a church planter

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:37 (eleven years ago) link

and now i longer like little lion man.

Moonlight Graham (chrisv2010), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:38 (eleven years ago) link

literary influences = your assigned high school reading

Literary influences

Much of Mumford & Sons' lyrical content has a strong literary influence, their debut album name deriving from Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. The track, "Sigh No More" includes lines from the play such as Serve God love me and mend and One foot in sea and one on shore. Their song "Roll Away Your Stone" also is influenced by Macbeth.

Many of the songs on "Sigh No More" and the title of the album itself are inspired by other authors' works. "You can rip off Shakespeare all you like; no lawyer's going to call you up on that one," Mumford said in an interview.[17]

Both "Timshel" and "Dust Bowl Dance" draw heavily from the John Steinbeck novels "East of Eden" and "Grapes of Wrath" respectively. Mumford in an interview even compares touring to a Steinbeck adventure. "[Steinbeck] talked about how a journey is a thing of its own, and you can't plan it or predict it too much because that suffocates the life out it. That's kind of what touring is like. Even though there's a structure — you know what towns you're going to, and that you'll be playing a gig — pretty much anything can happen." Mumford also in his spare time runs an online book club on the band's official web site.[18]

post-rock was most definitely the future of post-rock (Edward III), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:44 (eleven years ago) link

yeah basically this is all we listen to here sry

a fierce jet of passion-fruit cream and powdered mint leaves (acoleuthic), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:46 (eleven years ago) link

They're like if Jedward were quads who made indie folk emo.

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 19:04 (eleven years ago) link

i actually liked these guys for a short bit last year then got tired of them fast. think i even voted for the album on 09 ilx poll, smh...

ciderpress, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 19:06 (eleven years ago) link

like, the lyrics are abysmal and the style is an uncomfortable appropriation but at least there are hooks there and they use dynamics better than most popular bands

ciderpress, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 19:09 (eleven years ago) link

for those that don't follow The Fall thread:

The Fall's Mark E Smith was apparently involved in an altercation with dire banjo wielding troupe Mumford & Sons at an Irish festival earlier this year. In an interview with the Australian magazine Brag Smith complained that The Fall's increasing popularity at festivals means they're forced to meet new bands who are often "ass lickers". Even worse, some of them are Mumford & Sons.

"We were playing a festival in Dublin the other week. There was this other group like, warming up in the next sort of chalet, and they were terrible. I said 'shut them cunts up' and they were still warming up, so I threw a bottle at them. The bands said 'that's the Sons of Mumford' or something, 'they're number five in charts!' I just thought they were a load of retarded Irish folk singers."

dj plain ole m@tt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 19:38 (eleven years ago) link

<3

a fierce jet of passion-fruit cream and powdered mint leaves (acoleuthic), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 19:41 (eleven years ago) link

"a load of retarded Irish folk singers" is one for the hall of fame

dj plain ole m@tt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 19:43 (eleven years ago) link

These are one of those bands that, like Airborne Toxic Event, I recognized on the radio based solely on people's objections.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 19:49 (eleven years ago) link

Was just about to link that Mark E Smith story. Love him so much for that. Mumford are the worst.

The baby boomers have defined everything once and for all (Dorianlynskey), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 20:00 (eleven years ago) link

god, THESE GUYS ARE TERRIBLE

Shin Oliva Suzuki, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 21:27 (eleven years ago) link

Before 'Funeral', there was just a big nuthin'

Morcheeba, simply happening. (PaulTMA), Thursday, 20 January 2011 01:20 (eleven years ago) link

i will say that i like them and that i hate myself for it

HOOS the master?? STEEN NUFF (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Thursday, 20 January 2011 01:54 (eleven years ago) link

hahah that kind of does not surprise me

call all destroyer, Thursday, 20 January 2011 02:02 (eleven years ago) link

Every kid I know between the ages of like 16 and 25 thinks Mumford & Sons is like the best band on earth right now.

They are already bigger than I think most folks itt realize -- selling out large venues just about everywhere they go, etc. -- and they're gonna get even bigger.

I do enjoy a spin of "Little Lion Man" every once in a while, but generally the album is a snooze.

alpine static, Thursday, 20 January 2011 05:44 (eleven years ago) link

Every kid I know between the ages of like 16 and 25 thinks Mumford & Sons is like the best band on earth right now

GTFO of Surrey imo

Magic Our Maurice! (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 20 January 2011 14:05 (eleven years ago) link

Can't think of a more appropriate Biggest Band In Cameron's Britain tbh.

Matt DC, Thursday, 20 January 2011 14:16 (eleven years ago) link

Kunt and the Gang, obv.

Magic Our Maurice! (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 20 January 2011 14:18 (eleven years ago) link

I noticed the Mumford phenomenon in full force at Bestival - hordes of sixth-formers and university students in Jack Wills gear, all with exactly the same Home Counties accent. They went absolutely apeshit but in a way that makes me think they'll look back in five years and wonder what they were so excited about, cf the Levellers 20 years earlier. At least the Levellers represented some kind of counterculture rather than the harvest fair-attending, Archers-loving, posh welly-wearing, Abel & Cole-eating, Magners-drinking, coalition-voting Middle England of the Mumfords.

The baby boomers have defined everything once and for all (Dorianlynskey), Thursday, 20 January 2011 15:37 (eleven years ago) link

When I wrote something about indie and class some people retorted "it's not where you're from it's where you're at" but my problem with the Mumfords is that where they're at is EXACTLY where they're from. Their music is their upbringing writ large.

The baby boomers have defined everything once and for all (Dorianlynskey), Thursday, 20 January 2011 15:39 (eleven years ago) link

you could have stopped at Bestival tbh

vampire weekend fan (acoleuthic), Thursday, 20 January 2011 15:40 (eleven years ago) link

I noticed the Mumford phenomenon in full force at Bestival - hordes of sixth-formers and university students in Jack Wills gear, all with exactly the same Home Counties accent. They went absolutely apeshit but in a way that makes me think they'll look back in five years and wonder what they were so excited about, cf the Levellers 20 years earlier. At least the Levellers represented some kind of counterculture rather than the harvest fair-attending, Archers-loving, posh welly-wearing, Abel & Cole-eating, Magners-drinking, coalition-voting Middle England of the Mumfords.

― The baby boomers have defined everything once and for all (Dorianlynskey), Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:37 AM (5 minutes ago) Bookmark

i don't understand this post, but i did enjoy it

call all destroyer, Thursday, 20 January 2011 15:45 (eleven years ago) link

Forgot the Innocent Smoothies but Dorian otm

seminal fuiud (NickB), Thursday, 20 January 2011 15:48 (eleven years ago) link

I am MOR Persephone

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Monday, 26 November 2018 15:49 (three years ago) link

you're impugning MOR there

imago, Monday, 26 November 2018 15:52 (three years ago) link

l'm listening to Sigh No More and it's like a blander version of the Crane Wife? Maybe he'd like that

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Monday, 26 November 2018 16:01 (three years ago) link

I think the record Hope Glory Mountain by The Acorn might work.

MaresNest, Monday, 26 November 2018 16:25 (three years ago) link

The Crane Wife, I forgot how Jethro Tull it is, so that's a blind alley

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Monday, 26 November 2018 16:38 (three years ago) link

Calexico, perhaps?

― Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, November 25, 2018 3:05 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Evan, Monday, 26 November 2018 16:49 (three years ago) link

Calexico, thanks VegemiteGrrl and Evan... they have a big catalog, what's a good album?

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Monday, 26 November 2018 17:13 (three years ago) link

Well, Ned actually might be the best authority around here in regards to the latest couple of albums which for some reason I keep forgetting to check out in full.

Otherwise, their most desert themed and musically experimental material is everything they did up until Garden Ruin, which was a sort of jarring shift at the time towards a more overall straightforward Wilco style pop approach. So I'd recommend that unless one of the new ones is better place to start.

Actually, you know what I'm going go all in on the daring recommendation that you start him off with a live album. They are fun live and can win most people over that way despite familiarity.

Therefore, highly recommend: Ancienne Belgique ~ Live In Brussels 2008

It might just be crazy enough to work.

Evan, Monday, 26 November 2018 17:38 (three years ago) link

hazel, what about Andrew Bird? He's got the rootsy thing down, plus violin pizzicato, and WHISTLING.

Break it Yourself is a great record.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Monday, 26 November 2018 19:36 (three years ago) link

added to the playlist!

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Monday, 26 November 2018 21:11 (three years ago) link

two weeks pass...

so I ended up getting him Iron and Wine "Around the Well" and Of Monsters and Men "My Head is an Animal" (and the Mumford and Sons new one, which he asked for)... we'll see what he thinks

thanks all again for the suggestions! Calexico and Midlike I also think he might dig... maybe for his birthday in a couple months?

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Friday, 14 December 2018 02:40 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

How did he get on with the purchases, f.hazel?

MaresNest, Friday, 25 January 2019 19:10 (three years ago) link

we listened to the new Mumford and Sons on Christmas Day, and he noted the difference in sound from the debut but seemed pleased... no word on the other two I chose as ancillary gifts, except he liked the idea of new music to try out! He's coming up to hang out next weekend, I'll post an update then!

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Friday, 25 January 2019 19:16 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

Shockingly they turn out to be reactionaries (which you would never of course guess from their music, at all).

https://www.nme.com/news/music/mumford-sons-winston-marshall-praises-brave-right-wing-agitator-andy-ngo-2895342

My Mumford and Sons goes MAGA take:
Everyone always trashes dude at the party who sees an acoustic guitar and starts playing Santeria, when they really shoulda been worried about the dude who starts playing Wagon Wheel.

— Matt Lieb? (@mattlieb) March 7, 2021

false dichotomy. both of those guys suck.

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Sunday, 7 March 2021 21:18 (one year ago) link

I don't know either of these songs, and I have suffered many an acoustic guitar guy at a party.

Bastard Lakes (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 7 March 2021 21:19 (one year ago) link

wagon wheel is the "mama rock me" song, are you sure you haven't heard it?

Lily Dale, Sunday, 7 March 2021 21:20 (one year ago) link

this might be a USA / UK thing I guess

Bastard Lakes (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 7 March 2021 21:21 (one year ago) link

Wow, you're lucky. Wagon Wheel is all over Alaska.

I looked it up at some point and found out Bob Dylan wrote the chorus and someone else finished it.

Lily Dale, Sunday, 7 March 2021 21:26 (one year ago) link

Yeah, Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show heard it on a Pat Garrett... sessions bootleg and wrote a song around it which was later covered by Darius Rucker who had a big Country hit with it.

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 7 March 2021 21:55 (one year ago) link

What do acoustic guitar guys play in the UK, other than "Wonderwall"?

to party with our demons (Sund4r), Sunday, 7 March 2021 22:16 (one year ago) link

beatle songs, shit from 00s rock bands which everyone my age knows except me

no (Left), Sunday, 7 March 2021 22:24 (one year ago) link

Ed Sheeran. walkthrough chinatown and 24 hours per day even during lockdown there will be a dude with a great haircut covering Ed Sheeran with a crowd of tourists who've never seen live music performed before.

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Sunday, 7 March 2021 22:26 (one year ago) link

i heard a white guy doing buffalo soldier at waterloo station once

no (Left), Sunday, 7 March 2021 22:29 (one year ago) link

I've got a cousin like that who used to play pub gigs doing acoustic Oasis, Beatles, landfill + probably Mumford and sons as well, since the rona era he's been doing online ukulele lessons. He's an abject disgrace to the family and would probably get on with the tory banjo-man.

calzino, Sunday, 7 March 2021 22:31 (one year ago) link

Sing us song Tory banjo man
About being rich and white
We're all in the mood for a melody
And you've got us feeling alt-right

oh dear

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Sunday, 7 March 2021 22:40 (one year ago) link

Faith and What Makes You Beautiful on an acoustic guitar, always the sound of a taxi being phoned at a party for me

boxedjoy, Sunday, 7 March 2021 23:17 (one year ago) link

George Michael and One Direction?

to party with our demons (Sund4r), Sunday, 7 March 2021 23:26 (one year ago) link

yes

boxedjoy, Monday, 8 March 2021 08:39 (one year ago) link

Apparently he's been booted out of the band now, or was a day ago but nobody noticed until now.

pic.twitter.com/x9yddYc0g9

— Winston Marshall (@MrWinMarshall) March 10, 2021

Bastard Lakes (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 13:50 (one year ago) link

they're gonna have to find another banjo player with a goofy haircut... could take hours...

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 14:03 (one year ago) link

i note his twitter following has doubled since this all blew up. so many of these fuckers out there.

stirmonster, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 14:03 (one year ago) link

judging by the replies to his tweet, his new followers are furious at him

Bastard Lakes (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 14:10 (one year ago) link

the commercial calculation must be that this shit still alienates more potential fans than it brings in new fans, which is good news I guess?

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 14:18 (one year ago) link

His new followers are unlikely to actually buy records/gig tickets or do anything other than tweet/retweet

incredible pant century (stevie), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 14:18 (one year ago) link

Remember all those new diehard Ariel Pink fans?

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 14:51 (one year ago) link

from 2010? kinda

so tonight that I might ramona quimby (f. hazel), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 14:57 (one year ago) link

lol at this guy getting fucked out

i remember him making some video where he was being pretty anti-Irish, not surprised that a member of this band held these views and was stupid enough to share them.

Scamp Granada (gyac), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 15:14 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

not much to say about this except "lol fuck off then"

https://mrwinstonmarshall.medium.com/why-im-leaving-mumford-sons-e6e731bbc255

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 24 June 2021 15:28 (ten months ago) link

Or “*farts*”.

Sam Weller, Thursday, 24 June 2021 16:25 (ten months ago) link

what the fuck is he even talking about?

mark e. smith-moon (f. hazel), Thursday, 24 June 2021 16:31 (ten months ago) link

poor little Gelfling

an eco-conscious Music Box (DJP), Thursday, 24 June 2021 16:34 (ten months ago) link

"I could self-censor ... but ..."

djh, Thursday, 24 June 2021 20:35 (ten months ago) link

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bi0y_xnFVCN/

wasdnuos (abanana), Friday, 25 June 2021 22:37 (ten months ago) link

^^^ CW: photo including Jordan Peterson

davey, Friday, 25 June 2021 23:06 (ten months ago) link

ten months pass...

Saw a friend say on Twitter that his dad is a financer of GBNews.

politics is about vibes and the vibes are off (stevie), Monday, 9 May 2022 08:05 (one week ago) link

Also he's clearly a fash-loving twat, as is Bari Weiss and all the other free speech/cancel culture bullshitters who stan for him.

politics is about vibes and the vibes are off (stevie), Monday, 9 May 2022 08:11 (one week ago) link


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