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(New Musical Express)   Mumford and Sons say that headlining Glastonbury is their "biggest ever risk," because they've never had to try and put that size of crowd to sleep with their jug-band lullabies   (nme.com) divider line 77
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2013-06-02 12:32:34 PM
Ha! Jug band!
 
2013-06-02 01:32:25 PM
A jug band would have more energy and be more entertaining than Mumford and Sons.
 
2013-06-02 01:32:49 PM
www.emmetottersjugband.com

You got something to say about jug bands, tough guy?
 
2013-06-02 01:38:29 PM
This thread smells like ranch dressing and failure.
 
2013-06-02 01:50:02 PM
Mumford And Sons is music for people who think The Dave Matthews Band is too funky or edgy.
 
2013-06-02 01:50:04 PM

jayhawk88: You got something to say about jug bands, tough guy?


Came for this, leaving nostalgiafied...
 
2013-06-02 01:51:25 PM
Had a friend over the other day and she loves this band so I had to sit through some of their videos, good enough musicians but god awful songs, a lot of posing, what I mean is the guy is just strumming his guitar but posturing like he is playing the hottest solo ever. Not my cup of tea I guess.
 
2013-06-02 01:52:20 PM

misterblint: Mumford And Sons is music for people who think The Dave Matthews Band is too funky or edgy.


Lord, I'd rather sit through seven hours of Mumford and Sons' studio bloopers than even one song by DMB. I dunno why, it's just nails on a chalkboard for me.
 
2013-06-02 01:54:58 PM

theorellior: misterblint: Mumford And Sons is music for people who think The Dave Matthews Band is too funky or edgy.

Lord, I'd rather sit through seven hours of Mumford and Sons' studio bloopers than even one song by DMB. I dunno why, it's just nails on a chalkboard for me.


I am right there with you, my friend.
 
2013-06-02 01:56:19 PM
I like some of their songs.  I think they're one of those bands that is hated more for their fans and image than for their music.  It might not be exciting, but I don't see how it's as offensive as people seem to act.
 
2013-06-02 01:56:31 PM
it is funny how a decade ago, every other song on the radio had to feature a guy screaming and a guy rapping or sludgey guitars, with some jackwipe moaning into a microphone.

now, you can't get on the radio unless you have some farkstick sawing away on a banjo and some other cockmouth on a mandolin.  strange.
 
2013-06-02 01:56:33 PM
 
2013-06-02 01:57:09 PM
Mumford & Sons ... is that the band that tries to pretend like the Waterboys never existed?
 
2013-06-02 01:58:29 PM

Erix: I like some of their songs.  I think they're one of those bands that is hated more for their fans and image than for their music.  It might not be exciting, but I don't see how it's as offensive as people seem to act.


I don't know that I'd go so far as to say I hate the band or their music, but their stuff is exceedingly boring to me.
 
2013-06-02 02:14:12 PM
Mark E Smith on Mumford and Sons.

http://www.nme.com/news/the-fall--2/70608
 
2013-06-02 02:14:41 PM
I can take them or leave them, but I grudgingly admit that they put on a good show (and their shows aren't excessively long, which is a bonus.)
 
2013-06-02 02:16:13 PM
Good band, good music.  You can tell by how many hipster douches run around and whine about them.
 
2013-06-02 02:18:57 PM
Mmm, I like my music bland.
 
2013-06-02 02:21:54 PM

Dingleberry Dickwad: Erix: I like some of their songs.  I think they're one of those bands that is hated more for their fans and image than for their music.  It might not be exciting, but I don't see how it's as offensive as people seem to act.

I don't know that I'd go so far as to say I hate the band or their music, but their stuff is exceedingly boring to me.


I think it's the fact that you can go down to any Irish pub in any town in the US on the night some of the locals jam and find the exact same generic Celtic-styled folk music.
 
2013-06-02 02:22:06 PM

farkeruk: Mark E Smith on Mumford and Sons.

http://www.nme.com/news/the-fall--2/70608


Funny shiat, but really, that guy needs to get out more. Maybe try listening to music by people who don't get invited to awards shows.
 
2013-06-02 02:24:29 PM

LectertheChef: Funny shiat, but really, that guy needs to get out more. Maybe try listening to music by people who don't get invited to awards shows.


MES listens to all sorts of things. He was collaborating with Coldcut, Nigel Kennedy and The Inspiral Carpets in the 90s, He's worked with techno acts in the 2000s.
 
2013-06-02 02:26:01 PM

farkeruk: Mark E Smith on Mumford and Sons.

http://www.nme.com/news/the-fall--2/70608


Someone is angry that their shiatty group has been around forever and nobody gives a fark about them.

I am not a huge mumford fan but did see them at a fairly small venue in Germany a couple years back and they put on a pretty good show.
 
2013-06-02 02:31:23 PM

rickythepenguin: it is funny how a decade ago, every other song on the radio had to feature a guy screaming and a guy rapping or sludgey guitars, with some jackwipe moaning into a microphone.

now, you can't get on the radio unless you have some farkstick sawing away on a banjo and some other cockmouth on a mandolin.  strange.


I dunno about you, but it's a change I learned to live with.

Who am I kidding, I have my radio fixed to Sirius Channel 82. They started doing the Johnny Dollar radio programs.
 
2013-06-02 02:33:00 PM

Dingleberry Dickwad: I don't know that I'd go so far as to say I hate the band or their music, but their stuff is exceedingly boring to me.


I think they're okay, but their music is ultimately disposable. There is a noticeable disconnect between their image of folksy Americana and the actual songs, which really just boil down to atypical pop/rock fare once you deconstruct them.

theorellior: Lord, I'd rather sit through seven hours of Mumford and Sons' studio bloopers than even one song by DMB. I dunno why, it's just nails on a chalkboard for me.


DMB is another great example of a group that has at least one undeniable ace musician (Carter Beauford, percussion) whose skills are essentially neutered by the music he has to play.
 
2013-06-02 02:34:43 PM

rjakobi: rickythepenguin: it is funny how a decade ago, every other song on the radio had to feature a guy screaming and a guy rapping or sludgey guitars, with some jackwipe moaning into a microphone.

now, you can't get on the radio unless you have some farkstick sawing away on a banjo and some other cockmouth on a mandolin.  strange.

I dunno about you, but it's a change I learned to live with.

Who am I kidding, I have my radio fixed to Sirius Channel 82. They started doing the Johnny Dollar radio programs.


Pfft, who are you kidding?  They could distribute free Sirius Radio to every man woman and child on earth and there'd still be a never ending stream of hipster douchebags complaining about people enjoying music that the hipsters don't care for.
 
2013-06-02 02:34:45 PM

lilplatinum: Someone is angry that their shiatty group has been around forever and nobody gives a fark about them.


Let me know all the bands that were influenced by Mumford and Sons.
 
2013-06-02 02:35:49 PM
Needs more wub wub.
 
2013-06-02 02:45:23 PM

Quemapueblo: Obligatory...


Farking AWESOME..
 
2013-06-02 02:49:24 PM

rjakobi: rickythepenguin: it is funny how a decade ago, every other song on the radio had to feature a guy screaming and a guy rapping or sludgey guitars, with some jackwipe moaning into a microphone.

now, you can't get on the radio unless you have some farkstick sawing away on a banjo and some other cockmouth on a mandolin.  strange.

I dunno about you, but it's a change I learned to live with.

Who am I kidding, I have my radio fixed to Sirius Channel 82. They started doing the Johnny Dollar radio programs.


Aren't most of those OTR recordings copyright-free and free to download on sites like archive.org? Seems like a waste of money to listen to them through Sirius, unless they do a great job of cleaning up the audio.
 
2013-06-02 02:56:26 PM
I am finding I have a lower tolerance lately for bands that gesticulate on stage in a contrived manner, as opposed to someone who is just naturally spastic, like Michael Stipe, or that Friendly Fires lead singer.

And yeah, I am looking at you too, Radiohead. Love the music, but you look so silly on stage these days.
 
2013-06-02 02:58:20 PM
I'm a musician here in STL and it drives me nuts how a lot of the musicians (mostly the people who used to follow Phish and played in all the Phish cover and/or original band that sounded just like Phish) are now all into this folksy stuff.  I'll play it if it pays well, but the stuff is so boring.  As a bass player I just want to tear my eyes out sometimes.

/At least most of these songs are short, so it beats playing Dead covers.
//Yeah guitarist, you go ahead and doodle/solo for 6 mins while I try to discover how many permutations of a 2-chord chord progression I can come up with to keep it interesting.
///Sorry for the rant.  Fortunately I also get the opportunity to play with professional musicians so it keeps me happy.
 
2013-06-02 02:58:50 PM

rickythepenguin: it is funny how a decade ago, every other song on the radio had to feature a guy screaming and a guy rapping or sludgey guitars, with some jackwipe moaning into a microphone.

now, you can't get on the radio unless you have some farkstick sawing away on a banjo and some other cockmouth on a mandolin.  strange.


Just personal taste, but man I like the fake manufactured "americana" sound a lot more than fake manufactured nu-metal angst.  Mid 90s pop alternative (think Hootie and the Blowfish or something) also beats nu-metal angst.

Ugh.
 
2013-06-02 03:06:03 PM
I got nothing against Mumford and Son, it's just not my kind of music.
Take it off of the rock stations and put it on country radio or HeeHaw where it belongs.
I'm talking to YOU, WCLG 100.1 FM Morgantown WV!!!
 
2013-06-02 03:21:19 PM

misterblint: Mumford And Sons is music for people who think The Dave Matthews Band is too funky or edgy.


As someone who likes both bands somewhat, I think I should feel offended by this.

/More recent DMB songs and the last Mumford album are both "meh" to me
 
2013-06-02 03:27:14 PM

Quemapueblo: Obligatory...


Ha ha!
 
2013-06-02 03:38:08 PM

largedon: are now all into this folksy stuff


largedon: /At least most of these songs are short, so it beats playing Dead covers.


i remember seeing a shiatty alt counry folk band open up for Steve Kimock (famously, Jerry Garcia's favorite unknown guitarist, who after Jerry's death, played in several of the post-Dead touring iterations).  ANYWAYS, as a guy who by no means is in your level, I know a bit abuot the guitar and i noted how ever damn song song was literally, G / C / D (am) or C / D / G (am) or the occadional D / G (am) C progression.

and then he got fancy with the capo.

and promptly gave us more G/C/D shapes.  BUT ON CAPO SO IT WAS DIFFERENT.
 
2013-06-02 03:42:14 PM

Kurmudgeon: I got nothing against Mumford and Son, it's just not my kind of music.
Take it off of the rock stations and put it on country radio or HeeHaw where it belongs.
I'm talking to YOU, WCLG 100.1 FM Morgantown WV!!!


I managed to get them on my Skrillex channel on Pandora.  I mean, really?
 
2013-06-02 03:43:59 PM

Dafatone: Just personal taste, but man I like the fake manufactured "americana" sound a lot more than fake manufactured nu-metal angst.


It does sound more organic and thus, less contrived, but still contrived.

and i wouldn't mind it so much except for the costume aspect of it.  i'd respect these guys more if they just wore, you know, levis and a jacket instead of short pants and blouses and shiat.  it is like, ok guys, i get it, you arehearkening back to a different era, but.....enough with the old timey costumes and civil war hats.  you're on godamn twitter, and your tour is sponsored by Apple and you're shilling for hte freaking iPhone.  for christs sake.  spare me the dopey costume.
 
2013-06-02 03:45:09 PM
Start A Mumford Band! Key of Awesome #71

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as4O2ZorKP8
 
2013-06-02 03:48:03 PM

rickythepenguin: i'd respect these guys more if they just wore, you know, levis and a jacket instead of short pants and blouses and shiat. it is like, ok guys, i get it, you arehearkening back to a different era, but.....enough with the old timey costumes and civil war hats.


Jarhead_h: Start A Mumford Band! Key of Awesome #71

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as4O2ZorKP8



hand on my heart i hadn't seen that video before i wrote that.

THIS is the exact kind of shiat i'm talking abuot.  it is just contrived and lame.
 
2013-06-02 04:02:28 PM
I've heard bands like Mumford referred to as "a bunch of posh farmers wearing banjos."  Fitting.

And the Mumford Band video?  Farking AWESOME.
 
2013-06-02 04:11:22 PM
s3-ec.buzzfed.com

This GIF goes with every single Mumford and Sons song perfectly.
 
2013-06-02 04:12:49 PM

Jarhead_h: Start A Mumford Band! Key of Awesome #71

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as4O2ZorKP8


Perfect.
 
2013-06-02 04:15:21 PM
MAS isn't pretty good, but I rather like the banjo and mandolin. They aren't going to set the world on fire, but they're a damn site better than most.
 
2013-06-02 04:16:23 PM
isn't = is

/damnit
 
2013-06-02 04:33:58 PM

lilplatinum: farkeruk: Mark E Smith on Mumford and Sons.

http://www.nme.com/news/the-fall--2/70608

Someone is angry that their shiatty group has been around forever and nobody gives a fark about them.

I am not a huge mumford fan but did see them at a fairly small venue in Germany a couple years back and they put on a pretty good show.


If you think The Fall is a shiatty band you have bigger problems than liking Mumford.
 
2013-06-02 04:41:25 PM

Dingleberry Dickwad: Erix: I like some of their songs.  I think they're one of those bands that is hated more for their fans and image than for their music.  It might not be exciting, but I don't see how it's as offensive as people seem to act.

I don't know that I'd go so far as to say I hate the band or their music, but their stuff is exceedingly boring to me.


I kind of liked their song the first time I heard it.  I wish they'd write another one, though.
 
2013-06-02 04:47:22 PM

Infernalist: Good band, good music.  You can tell by how many hipster douches run around and whine about them.


Bullshiat.  Hipster douches love Mumford and Sons.
 
2013-06-02 04:52:00 PM
M&S is just a different genre's version of Kenny G
 
2013-06-02 05:12:12 PM

rickythepenguin: Dafatone: Just personal taste, but man I like the fake manufactured "americana" sound a lot more than fake manufactured nu-metal angst.

It does sound more organic and thus, less contrived, but still contrived.

and i wouldn't mind it so much except for the costume aspect of it.  i'd respect these guys more if they just wore, you know, levis and a jacket instead of short pants and blouses and shiat.  it is like, ok guys, i get it, you arehearkening back to a different era, but.....enough with the old timey costumes and civil war hats.  you're on godamn twitter, and your tour is sponsored by Apple and you're shilling for hte freaking iPhone.  for christs sake.  spare me the dopey costume.


The costuming irks me. Maybe if they also got rickets and scurvy to go with it...a bit of scrofula...
 
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