Great album, Forever is beautiful!
Forever is a stunning song! The album itself has great narrative and gets better with every listen! Praise be they are back!
By Predator 2012
Sadly not a fan of this Album great lyric writing but it's not the Mumford & Sons I remember,sounds very slow depressing,there other songs have speed and an uplifting vibe.
Didn’t love guiding light when it came out, so was nervous about this being a poor album. But after the first listen I love it, so much to take away. So many amazing songs, so much exciting production and great song writing. Album 3 was a massive surprise in sound, just as this is. Instead it feels like now they have combined the sound of all 3 albums and then added some new sound on top of that.
An all round great album! Stand out tracks: Rose of Sharon, Darkness Visible, Forever
Incredible ....the acoustic live tracks another level again
Bought the HMV version with the additional live from the electric lady acoustic live tracks .......
Got to say Woman acoustic live is amongst their finest work.
Looking forward to seeing the boys live again in Liverpool 2nd December.
By Jim Shoe 001
Really slow and dull apart from the odd highlight. Yaawn. Looks like I’ll be going back to Babel which is a more like what I want Mumford & Sons to sound like
Saying this with love
I really am a huge Mumford and Sons fan, love the first two albums and the third grew on me. I want to love this one but I can’t quite. It’s good but not great. What distinguished them from Adele and Coldplay etc was the clarity and musicianship, as well as great vocals, and memorable antigenic bits. Much of this is over-produced and generic. Sure it will sell well, but remember who you are guys, it’s what made you great.
Never fail to bring out great music!
Mumford and sons can release song after song and they are just so great! Some songs can sound fairly similar but yet you’ll never get sick of them and how truly good the tracks come out.
A one of a kind band!
Brilliant. Can’t love it enough. Back and back in style.
Musically “Nice” but so very dull
This is not an album to pick you up when you’re down.
This is not an album to lift your spirits.
Musically it’s very “nice” but oh my world, it’s a long dull slog! Cripplingly depressing.
Bland and forgettable
By Kotatsu Neko
Mumford and Sons started out as a somewhat unique band. They were the British hillbilly banjo band, and there aren't many of those. It was a USP, and their toe tapping tunes really stood out.
That's long gone now. Their last album threw away anything which made them unique, and they certainly haven't changed track on this new album.
There's nothing offensive here, it's just derivative, generic, and forgettable. You won't find a single memorable melody our beat, - this is designed to be played in the background at parties for middle class Londoners whilst they eat humus.