Wilder Mind Review

Mumford and Sons released their latest album this week, and I reviewed their musical transition through Wilder Mind.

For those of you who may not know, Mumford and Sons is a British rock band that started in 2007. They were most well-known for their incorporation of banjos and other eccentric instruments into their music, but this latest album went for a more classic rock vibe, and removed the eccentricity of banjo sounds, albeit losing a bit of the whimsy and classic sound the band started with.

Believe was the first single from the album and one of the earlier songs on the albums tracklist. Although the banjo is gone, the messages the band has traditional threaded through their music is still there. Believe is an easy listening song that is a good introduction to the band if you’ve never listened to them before.

Wilder Mind, the title track for the album, showcases their intent at a new, more classic rock sound, with it’s play on guitar sounds and other common instruments for the genre.

My personal favorite track on the album is Snake Eyes, which discusses how revealing eye’s can be to our souls and true intentions. When I first heard come out as a single, it was instantly my favorite and it’s a subdued, mysterious sound is what¬†intrigued me to this song.

Although they ditched the banjos for synthesizers, Marcus Mumford’s unmistakable voice and characteristic messages in their lyrics makes this album a true Mumford and Sons album. I do miss the banjos, but I’m still on board with their transition.

You can listen to the album on my Spotify!

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Monique says:

    My sister played Mumford and sons not too long ago and I love them.

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  2. I big puffy heart Mumford and Sons and I’ve liked the songs I’ve heard so far from this album. Yeah, it’s a little different from their previous stuff, but it’s still really good music. I dig it!

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  3. theclutterboxblog says:

    I haven’t listen to one of their songs in forever! I will have to check them out.

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  4. Bethany says:

    Mumford is so relaxing. I’ll have to check this new album out, thanks for bringing it to my attention, I’m so bad at keeping up with music!!

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    1. You’re welcome. This album is a very chill and mellow one, so right up your alley it sounds like

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  5. I was afraid for their change in sound, too! But I still ran out and bought the album the day it came out and I’m OBSESSED.

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