Love love love Mumford and Sons. Not usually a creepy stalker but Mark Mumford is too pretty. I think my eyes may melt. burning_eyes
Ok, now that I have made myself look like a silly teenage girl... I shall return to sanity. I really enjoy them because they bring a passion and depth to their music that is lacking in most of what is popular. Also, they put on a great show but are not just entertainers. My fav songs are The Banjolin Song, Winter Winds... oh heck, I like them all!
I was hoping to see more folk/bluegrass bands on this forum instead of pop-country (which is fine in its own right, just not my cup o' tea usually), but alas...
However, despite the amount of bands I keep coming across, for some reason Mumford & Sons are still on the very top of my list. Maybe it's because of how much they live for live shows, or how they get so passionate about their songs, or how each member of the band writes the different songs, not just Marcus Mumford, or Ted's glorious bass playing - maybe even just the honesty of the lyrics themselves. I just can't get enough of them, for whatever reason.
My favorite songs are definitely "Roll Away Your Stone," "Sigh No More" (both of these, to me, express a reawakening, and passion for life that I really relate to), "Feel the Tide (Turning)," "Sister," and "Thumper" (from their Wedding Band EP) Dammit, I was supposed to choose one, wasn't I?!
I'm bad at the playing favorites game. To be perfectly honest, I've yet to find a song of theirs I dislike so far.
Has any one checked out Marcus' solo work pre-Sons?
I love Thistle and Weeds, and The Cave. My friend introduced me to Mumford and Sons, not because he thought I would like them but because he thought my dad would like them. -______________-
But I ended up loving Mumford and Sons! whee