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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 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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