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(Huffington Post)   Mumford & Sons see rise in album sales thanks to their appearance at Glastonbury, public ignorance   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 77
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2013-07-08 11:58:57 AM  
I love their music. Not sure if that makes me uncool or not.
 
2013-07-08 01:38:39 PM  
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2013-07-08 01:38:40 PM  
I actually like their older album better, but I don't consider myself a fan of theirs to begin with.
 
2013-07-08 01:42:31 PM  

DamnYankees: I love their music. Not sure if that makes me uncool or not.


There seems to be an admin sponsored agenda to hate on Mumford and Sons.

They make good, authentic music and I'm happy to listen to it.
 
2013-07-08 01:43:26 PM  

DamnYankees: I love their music. Not sure if that makes me uncool or not.


It was cool to like them when they were quirky and fresh but now that they've sold out there boring and trying too hard. Despite not really changing anything except winning a grammy award.
 
2013-07-08 01:46:13 PM  
I can't wait to hear about all of the cool bands that Subby listens to. I'm sure I won't though, just saying their name makes them too corporate and total sell-outs.
 
2013-07-08 01:58:44 PM  
I liked them better back in the day when they were just Mumford
 
2013-07-08 01:59:27 PM  
I was into them when they were just Mumford, before he had all the sons.
 
2013-07-08 01:59:54 PM  
Eight mandolins at the same time!
 
2013-07-08 02:04:32 PM  

Hillbilly Jim: DamnYankees: I love their music. Not sure if that makes me uncool or not.

It was cool to like them when they were quirky and fresh but now that they've sold out there boring and trying too hard. Despite not really changing anything except winning a grammy award.


I would like to recommend a song to you. It's a song by Tool called "Hooker with a Penis".
 
2013-07-08 02:27:05 PM  

LandOfChocolate: DamnYankees: I love their music. Not sure if that makes me uncool or not.

There seems to be an admin sponsored agenda to hate on Mumford and Sons.

They make good, authentic music and I'm happy to listen to it.



Why does this word matter so much to us?  If the music was really really good, but inauthentic, does it deserve our admiration?

We're all so concerned about authenticity in this modern world, you can see it everywhere: food, fashion, music, media.  Maybe it is because so many things are fake.

I can't stand Mumford, because I can barely stand any modern musical act that has such a "soulful" sound.  I just roll my eyes.  I''m glad others can derive some joy from it, but I'm too self conscious to enjoy it.
 
2013-07-08 02:30:13 PM  
Will someone please mail those motherfarkers a heart and a hand so they'll stfu?
 
2013-07-08 02:30:43 PM  

Esc7: Why does this word matter so much to us? If the music was really really good, but inauthentic, does it deserve our admiration?

We're all so concerned about authenticity in this modern world, you can see it everywhere: food, fashion, music, media. Maybe it is because so many things are fake.

I can't stand Mumford, because I can barely stand any modern musical act that has such a "soulful" sound. I just roll my eyes. I''m glad others can derive some joy from it, but I'm too self conscious to enjoy


Its just my personal preference.  I prefer music made with real instruments
 
2013-07-08 02:31:10 PM  
They were not all that great when they were new and fresh and on the rise.

They are not all that bad now that they're massively popular and headlining big festivals.

They were, they are, and they shall always be... meh-to-ok.
 
2013-07-08 02:32:49 PM  
I like that song of theirs that starts all quiet and slow and then gets all fast and loud.
 
2013-07-08 02:43:33 PM  
I liked 'em when they were still Dave Matthew's backing band.
 
2013-07-08 02:46:50 PM  
Is Fark hating Mumford and sons now? They're not my cup of tea, but they do have a pretty unique sound. I guess that's bad?
 
2013-07-08 02:47:16 PM  

DamnYankees: I love their music. Not sure if that makes me uncool or not.


I've checked my charts and I believe that makes you massively uncool.  Sorry.

If you like them, you might also like The Silent Comedy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNXodzhk4PU They toured together a few years ago and TSC has a similar, though I would say "harder", sound.
 
2013-07-08 02:49:34 PM  

timujin: DamnYankees: I love their music. Not sure if that makes me uncool or not.

I've checked my charts and I believe that makes you massively uncool.  Sorry.

If you like them, you might also like The Silent Comedy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNXodzhk4PU They toured together a few years ago and TSC has a similar, though I would say "harder", sound.


I did not expect that voice to come out of that mouth.
 
2013-07-08 02:55:51 PM  
I don't hate them, but what I've heard of the new album, sound just like the last album.

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2013-07-08 02:56:00 PM  
I'm not big on Mumford but the SO is. I like Old Crow though. We found a middle ground and watched this:

www.ryot.org

I highly recommend it.
 
2013-07-08 02:56:58 PM  

Rickenbacker: I don't hate them, but what I've heard of the new album, sound just like the last album.

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I never understand this criticism of music. Why is this bad? I liked the first album, why would I want the new one to be different? I just want more of the same good stuff. If I want different stuff, I'll listen to a different band.
 
2013-07-08 03:01:58 PM  

DamnYankees: timujin: DamnYankees: I love their music. Not sure if that makes me uncool or not.

I've checked my charts and I believe that makes you massively uncool.  Sorry.

If you like them, you might also like The Silent Comedy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNXodzhk4PU They toured together a few years ago and TSC has a similar, though I would say "harder", sound.

I did not expect that voice to come out of that mouth.


Hah, no doubt. They're touring with The Heavy right now, great show to catch if they come to your area.
 
2013-07-08 03:06:53 PM  
Meh, they're ok.
 
2013-07-08 03:12:13 PM  

LandOfChocolate: DamnYankees: I love their music. Not sure if that makes me uncool or not.

There seems to be an admin sponsored agenda to hate on Mumford and Sons.

They make good, authentic music and I'm happy to listen to it.


i'm not sure how "authentic" works when describing their music. i do like m&s, but i don't think "authentic" when i hear them.

Esc7: LandOfChocolate: DamnYankees: I love their music. Not sure if that makes me uncool or not.

There seems to be an admin sponsored agenda to hate on Mumford and Sons.

They make good, authentic music and I'm happy to listen to it.


Why does this word matter so much to us?  If the music was really really good, but inauthentic, does it deserve our admiration?

We're all so concerned about authenticity in this modern world, you can see it everywhere: food, fashion, music, media.  Maybe it is because so many things are fake.

I can't stand Mumford, because I can barely stand any modern musical act that has such a "soulful" sound.  I just roll my eyes.  I''m glad others can derive some joy from it, but I'm too self conscious to enjoy it.


about the only time "authentic" really matters to me is when i'm wanting a specific nationality's cuisine and the restaurant i dine at is either "authentic" or not.

ie, there is a german restaurant just north of downtown ft worth...little germany. a coworker and i FINALLY tried it for lunch one day about a month ago, mainly because they have a really good list of lunch specials.

the food was quite yummy, the portions were huge, the price was not huge, and the service was good. however, it was NOT "authentic" german food. for that, so far i've only been to one local restaurant, over in hurst (just moved from bedford to a better location), called everything german.

music...i couldn't care less about authenticity, if that even makes sense. a band like m&s sounds like an old americana style, yet they're british. so "authentic" probably isn't the correct word.

mariachi el bronx...not "authentic" mariachi...but dang good!
 
2013-07-08 03:15:10 PM  
They're ok, if you like them, fine.
If you dislike them, fine.

If you hate them, you're almost certainly a hipster douchebag.
 
2013-07-08 03:15:16 PM  

towatchoverme: I like that song of theirs that starts all quiet and slow and then gets all fast and loud.


When did this turn into a Foo Fighters thread?
 
2013-07-08 03:15:51 PM  

DamnYankees: Rickenbacker: I don't hate them, but what I've heard of the new album, sound just like the last album.

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I never understand this criticism of music. Why is this bad? I liked the first album, why would I want the new one to be different? I just want more of the same good stuff. If I want different stuff, I'll listen to a different band.


To my ears, it's not just similar, it's exactly the same.  Like I say, I don't hate them.  At least they are musicians playing real instruments.
 
2013-07-08 03:18:39 PM  
They garnered interest because they were different from the rest of what was popular, but really they're kinda boring.
 
2013-07-08 03:20:52 PM  

gwowen: They're ok, if you like them, fine.
If you dislike them, fine.

If you hate them, you're almost certainly a hipster douchebag.


ummmm...about a year ago, i was told by fark that liking m&s meant you were a hipster dbag...now...wow...ok, mind = blown

mark_bert: towatchoverme: I like that song of theirs that starts all quiet and slow and then gets all fast and loud.

When did this turn into a Foo Fighters thread?


this.
m&s starts fast/loud, with thumping 4/4 kickdrum on the downbeats, THEN goes to quieter and slower...then suddenly back to fast/loud, with thumping 4/4 kickdrum on the downbeats + banjo solo!
 
2013-07-08 03:22:15 PM  
Mumford & Sons:  For those times when Dave Matthews Band is simply too ethnic.
 
2013-07-08 03:23:18 PM  

InmanRoshi: Mumford & Sons:  For those times when Dave Matthews Band is simply too ethnic.


as a fan of both bands, i do find this quite funny
 
2013-07-08 03:48:32 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: I was into them when they were just Mumford, before he had all the sons.


The Amazing Mumford.

/A- la- peanut butter sandwiches!/
 
2013-07-08 03:50:04 PM  
Apparently this generation has repackaged the Americana subgenres of folk and bluegrass as "old timey music"

Condolences to anyone who thought that there couldn't be a stupider way to describe music than "grunge".
 
kab
2013-07-08 03:55:13 PM  
M & S:  The emo, less fun, unplugged version of the Dropkick Murphys.

/I kid, I kid.
 
2013-07-08 04:03:53 PM  

kab: M & S:  The emo, less fun, unplugged version of the Dropkick Murphys.

/I kid, I kid.


That's exactly what they sounded like to me, first time I heard 'em.
 
2013-07-08 04:05:09 PM  
Hipsters, hipsters everywhere.
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2013-07-08 04:08:19 PM  

LandOfChocolate: I prefer music made with real instruments


Which instruments aren't real?

By all means, enjoy the hell out of any music you like, but playing silly games trying to define things as real or non-real, fake or authentic, etc, is just stupid. To dislike stuff because it isn't authentic or played on "real" instruments is just as bad as the people who seem to only enjoy shiat on the top 40s list - you know why they like it, and it hasn't a thing to do with the music.

bungle_jr: ummmm...about a year ago, i was told by fark that liking m&s meant you were a hipster dbag...now...wow...ok, mind = blown


I have never enjoyed anything they've done.  It is amusing that this has turned me into a hipster though. I knew eventually I'd become a hipster, but I figured I'd have to try harder. The people labeled a hipster always seem to be working so hard to be different, but here I didn't have to do a thing.
 
2013-07-08 04:12:05 PM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: Apparently this generation has repackaged the Americana subgenres of folk and bluegrass as "old timey music"

Condolences to anyone who thought that there couldn't be a stupider way to describe music than "grunge".




Old Time Music as a term and a genre predates Bluegrass. It's the term Bill Monroe would've used to describe the music he heard growing up.
 
2013-07-08 04:14:01 PM  

gwowen: SockMonkeyHolocaust: Apparently this generation has repackaged the Americana subgenres of folk and bluegrass as "old timey music"

Condolences to anyone who thought that there couldn't be a stupider way to describe music than "grunge".



Old Time Music as a term and a genre predates Bluegrass. It's the term Bill Monroe would've used to describe the music he heard growing up.


I only listen to gregorian chants. Everything past that is a fake inauthentic fad.
 
2013-07-08 04:21:12 PM  

Smackledorfer: gwowen: SockMonkeyHolocaust: Apparently this generation has repackaged the Americana subgenres of folk and bluegrass as "old timey music"

Condolences to anyone who thought that there couldn't be a stupider way to describe music than "grunge".

Old Time Music as a term and a genre predates Bluegrass. It's the term Bill Monroe would've used to describe the music he heard growing up.

I only listen to gregorian chants. Everything past that is a fake inauthentic fad.




Have you heard the latest jamz by St Hildegard of Bingen? The Ordo Virtutum features a great appearance from up and coming rapper G-sus.
 
2013-07-08 04:26:08 PM  

Smackledorfer: Which instruments aren't real?


Basically anything electronic or software used to enhance the music.  There are tons of ways to produce music without using actual instruments (as classically defined, to my mind anyway).  I just don't care for them

By all means, enjoy the hell out of any music you like, but playing silly games trying to define things as real or non-real, fake or authentic, etc, is just stupid.

My original post only stated that I liked the band because I enjoy music made out of actual instruments and the talent of the people playing them which is to me, authentic music.
 
2013-07-08 04:26:18 PM  
I still can't figure out how M & S can incite such a strong reaction. To me, they play basic pop/rock fare with a banjo. I'm not saying that's "bad", but just not worthy of much introspection either way.
 
2013-07-08 04:35:00 PM  

towatchoverme: I like that song of theirs that starts all quiet and slow and then gets all fast and loud.


For some reason that line sounds awesome if you say it to yourself in any one of a number of Simpsons voices.
 
2013-07-08 04:35:27 PM  
putting your Casio on the Saxophone setting does not a John Coltrane make

I have a beat machine and can make you a "drum" part, but give me a drum kit and some sticks and I will release a Shaggs* album.

So, I think that is where the authentic part comes in to the discussion. Yes, it still takes some skill and a good ear but it isn't authentic.

/*I have said their name too much lately.
 
2013-07-08 04:36:09 PM  

Killer Cars: I still can't figure out how M & S can incite such a strong reaction. To me, they play basic pop/rock fare with a banjo. I'm not saying that's "bad", but just not worthy of much introspection either way.


They got popular quickly.  For some reason this requires a group of self-appointed music and cultural aficionados to slap it down as "weak", "sold-out", "generic", "mainstream", "terrible", and whatnot.  And to these people, preference = quality.  They feel they can put some objective lens on preference and judge people by it.

Fark 'em.  Listen to what you like.  My only gripe is with people who don't TRY to expand their tastes from time to time.  There's great stuff out there of every style and genre.  Take a bite out of it every once in a while.  You might find something new you like.
 
2013-07-08 04:37:54 PM  
oh, and that trumpet part isn't real. It just sounds real, and it might not matter if it sounds good and many might not care, but it is a copy of the sound a trumpet makes, therefore, not real.
 
2013-07-08 04:38:44 PM  
No matter the decade, folk rock sucks.
 
2013-07-08 04:45:14 PM  
I thought this kid was Mumford's son.

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2013-07-08 04:48:23 PM  

LandOfChocolate: Smackledorfer: Which instruments aren't real?

Basically anything electronic or software used to enhance the music.  There are tons of ways to produce music without using actual instruments (as classically defined, to my mind anyway).  I just don't care for them

By all means, enjoy the hell out of any music you like, but playing silly games trying to define things as real or non-real, fake or authentic, etc, is just stupid.

My original post only stated that I liked the band because I enjoy music made out of actual instruments and the talent of the people playing them which is to me, authentic music.


Electric guitars aren't actual instruments then?

How snobby of you.
 
2013-07-08 04:50:19 PM  
Thinking more, I guess authenticity comes down to street cred. I guess city slickers making folk music might upset some people, a black guy making country music seems to upset some people, white kids from suburbia rapping (sh*t all white people rapping) might upset some people and people will think you shouldn't do it. Many people want you to be bonafide. But if it sounds good, it sounds good...
 
2013-07-08 04:53:33 PM  
You all better simmer down or I'll get going on the Peter Green era of Fleetwood Mac.

Ain't nobody got time for that.
 
2013-07-08 05:12:34 PM  

Killer Cars: I still can't figure out how M & S can incite such a strong reaction. To me, they play basic pop/rock fare with a banjo. I'm not saying that's "bad", but just not worthy of much introspection either way.



I like to put them on an overcast Sunday Morning.  I fix myself a bowl of unsalted, unbuttered oatmeal.   Fill me up a big glass of  room temperture tapwater to wash it down with.  I then sit down and ready my home insurance documentation.  It's the perfect mood music.
 
2013-07-08 05:17:28 PM  

gwowen: Old Time Music as a term and a genre predates Bluegrass. It's the term Bill Monroe would've used to describe the music he heard growing up.


I've got enough of the music on mp3 including live shows and I've never heard him or any of his contemporaries refer to it as that.
 
2013-07-08 05:24:41 PM  
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2013-07-08 05:54:09 PM  

DamnYankees: I love their music. Not sure if that makes me uncool or not.


Me too.  Guess I, as well, suck and am totally lame.
 
2013-07-08 05:55:23 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: Is Fark hating Mumford and sons now? They're not my cup of tea, but they do have a pretty unique sound. I guess that's bad?


Only if it sucks

TheJoe03: No matter the decade, folk rock sucks.


Ever see A Mighty Wind?
 
2013-07-08 05:55:27 PM  

bungle_jr: InmanRoshi: Mumford & Sons:  For those times when Dave Matthews Band is simply too ethnic.

as a fan of both bands, i do find this quite funny


Same, and I also laughed loudly.
 
2013-07-08 06:02:08 PM  
They're kinda boring. I didn't know the Brits stole bluegrass too.
 
2013-07-08 06:22:01 PM  

devilskware: They're kinda boring. I didn't know the Brits stole bluegrass too.


Might want to read up on the origins of bluegrass.
 
2013-07-08 07:06:57 PM  
I don't hate them, but I sure as shiat don't get all the hype.
 
2013-07-08 07:13:43 PM  
British hick music.
 
2013-07-08 07:14:47 PM  
CSB/

I've hated them since the 2010 Telluride Bluegrass Festival when I got stuck watching them headline. Before that they were just this band in my periphery vision like the Dave Matthews Band. They weren't really my thing, but whatever, hating them seemed to make as much sense as hating mayonnaise.

Then Mumford and Sons comes out, and holy sh*t, it was like a tidal wave of cheese wiz poured onto the stage. The hackneyed songwriting, the mediocre musicianship, the stupid costumes, the guy playing stand-up bass swinging it over his head, the lead singer tapping his foot in time which is somehow sold as him "playing the drums at the same time", the other guy playing a freshman banjo roll while striking a Jimmy Page wizard pose. God the whole thing was so f*cking awful. It was the night of milquetoast ghouls.

I went with this girl who called Del McCoury a boring old man and then danced around like a delusional idiot during M&S. On the two-hour drive home she put in M&S Live from Red Rocks. I dumped her the next day.

The same people assuring me M&S are musical pioneers are the same who 10 years ago were talking up Jack Johnson as being some kind of musical rock prophet.
 
2013-07-08 07:20:39 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Eight mandolins at the same time!


Add a three note banjo line!  A three note banjo line!
 
2013-07-08 08:42:12 PM  

REO-Weedwagon: CSB/

I've hated them since the 2010 Telluride Bluegrass Festival when I got stuck watching them headline. Before that they were just this band in my periphery vision like the Dave Matthews Band. They weren't really my thing, but whatever, hating them seemed to make as much sense as hating mayonnaise.

Then Mumford and Sons comes out, and holy sh*t, it was like a tidal wave of cheese wiz poured onto the stage. The hackneyed songwriting, the mediocre musicianship, the stupid costumes, the guy playing stand-up bass swinging it over his head, the lead singer tapping his foot in time which is somehow sold as him "playing the drums at the same time", the other guy playing a freshman banjo roll while striking a Jimmy Page wizard pose. God the whole thing was so f*cking awful. It was the night of milquetoast ghouls.

I went with this girl who called Del McCoury a boring old man and then danced around like a delusional idiot during M&S. On the two-hour drive home she put in M&S Live from Red Rocks. I dumped her the next day.

The same people assuring me M&S are musical pioneers are the same who 10 years ago were talking up Jack Johnson was being some kind of musical rock prophet.


Jack Johnson is the only one who can eclipse M&S in total wussy, chicks-love-it-for-some-reason, boring, fake-soul, soft-rock.
 
2013-07-08 09:17:06 PM  
Welcome to the modern music scene everyone. Just dress up and play music from a bygone era and your an original breath of fresh air.

That and instead of using chord progressions just pick the same chord over and over again, and instead of lyrics that build a meaningful narrative alongside the melody just spit random sentence fragments that connect with 13 year old girls like "I will wait for you" and rather than having a chorus that "moves" you or "complimentsthe verse" justrepeat monosyllables like "Ahhh, hhhaaa, haaaa" for about 30 seconds.
 
2013-07-08 09:49:37 PM  

InmanRoshi: Mumford & Sons:  For those times when Dave Matthews Band is simply too ethnic.


I was going to say M&S was for folks that think Dave Matthews Band is too spicy or energetic or too much rock to handle. I don't hate them, but they are kind of annoying when flipping through radios stations and I end up hearing them.
 
2013-07-08 09:50:43 PM  

NateAsbestos: [25.media.tumblr.com image 294x266]


Beat me to it, hahaha.
 
2013-07-08 09:55:37 PM  

caddisfly: Rapmaster2000: Eight mandolins at the same time!

Add a three note banjo line!  A three note banjo line!


Major chord arpeggios, how do they work?

\dumbass
 
2013-07-08 11:10:35 PM  

funk_soul_bubby: I'm not big on Mumford but the SO is. I like Old Crow though. We found a middle ground and watched this:



I highly recommend it.


Check out "Devil makes three". I enjoy them much better than crow.
 
2013-07-08 11:20:14 PM  
Old Crow Medicine Show ftw.
 
2013-07-09 01:20:34 AM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: I've got enough of the music on mp3 including live shows and I've never heard him or any of his contemporaries refer to it as that.


LMGTFY You're welcome sir
 
2013-07-09 01:42:14 AM  

JorgiX: Old Crow Medicine Show ftw.


1-media-cdn.foolz.us
 
2013-07-09 02:42:02 AM  

Jambalaya James: Welcome to the modern music scene everyone. Just dress up and play music from a bygone era and your an original breath of fresh air.

That and instead of using chord progressions just pick the same chord over and over again, and instead of lyrics that build a meaningful narrative alongside the melody just spit random sentence fragments that connect with 13 year old girls like "I will wait for you" and rather than having a chorus that "moves" you or "complimentsthe verse" justrepeat monosyllables like "Ahhh, hhhaaa, haaaa" for about 30 seconds.


Very punk rock
 
2013-07-09 11:00:07 AM  
I hate them so much. So FARKING much. Just pure suck.

Old, white people crap.
 
2013-07-09 11:28:20 AM  

Kibbler: You all better simmer down or I'll get going on the Peter Green era of Fleetwood Mac.

Ain't nobody got time for that.


I do. I love that stuff.
 
2013-07-09 12:25:04 PM  

Ooba Tooba: Check out "Devil makes three". I enjoy them much better than crow.


Will do. Admittedly OCMS lost a lot of their sound when Willie left.
 
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