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  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2012
  • Release Date: 10 Feb. 2014
  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 Mumford & Sons, under exclusive license to Universal Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited
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  • Total Length: 52:11
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  • ASIN: B0098YZ2DY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (752 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 777 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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4.5 out of 5 stars

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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Andy Sweeney TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 31 Dec. 2012
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"Can they really follow Sigh No More?" That was the question that every person who loved Mumford & Sons' début album wanted answered. My answer is a resounding yes; Babel is nothing less than brilliant. Musically, there is no departure at all. The sound is very similar to their first album, but the songs are different enough to feel like a brand new collection of compositions, the vocal delivery is so incredibly passionate, the music so powerful and driving, with so many different dynamics being manipulated to fantastic effect, it feels every bit the equal to its predecessor. This is one of those albums that sounds better and better with every listen and every track on this album has something special to offer. If I had to pick one track as a favourite, it would be "Lover Of The Light", which is absolutely superb, but right behind it, vying for attention, are at least half a dozen of the other tracks. "Holland Road", for example, is sensational, as is "I Will Wait". The highlights are numerous and joyous and I can't recommend this album highly enough, especially to those who loved their excellent first release. The difficult second album has been tackled and it's a triumph - the third may be a little more tricky as I'm not sure another album sounding exactly the same will satisfy the fan base.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Gary Crossley on 12 Nov. 2012
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It's odd how this band stirs up such strange emotions. I have a friend who gets animated at the mere mention of M&S (such an unfortunate acronym!), his irritation with their music inexplicably extreme in my view. I lent Babel to another friend who sent it straight back saying we clearly had different musical tastes. And yet despite these friendly opinions I just can't help liking Babel, and the more I play it the more I like it. So what do I like about Babel - I think it's a combination of the melancholic lyrics, great musicianship and quality acoustic delivery. Ghosts that we Know is my favourite by a whisker. This album is clearly not for everyone but it does the job for me (PS if you like it as much as I do then try the Band from Rockall, you won't be disappointed)
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97 of 116 people found the following review helpful By Alan Smewing on 3 Oct. 2012
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These are the basic questions:

1. Is it as Good As Sigh No More?
No, but it's still very good. It's very hard to follow an album like that and plenty of bands have released much worse 2nd albums.

2. I liked Sigh No More, should I buy this?
If you liked all of Sigh No More then yes, buy it immediately. If you only liked a couple of tracks then maybe have a listen to the new stuff on line before deciding to take the plunge.

3. Is it a change of style?
No, it's more of the same but it's a great style! However, this could be the reason that the album doesn't stand out as much as Sigh No More.

5. What's my favourite track?
Hopeless Wanderer, but I seem to be in a minority. Most reviewers prefer I Will Wait & Lover of the Light.

4. Am I a fan boy? No, I just like what I like.
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After the amazing 'Sigh No More', Mumford & Sons come out with something they didn't want to do in the first place, a second album, 'Babel', but it has worked on so many levels that they are already writing their third, and they should do so.
'Babel' takes the genre of indie folk and tweaks it to near perfection.

01. BABEL (8/10)
Great, great, great opener. Full of energy and powers you up to...

Another song that starts to take up a pinch of variety to the album itself.

03. I WILL WAIT (7/10)
The most known of the album, but surprisingly not one of the best.

04. HOLLAND ROAD (8/10)
The perfect demonstration of how sometimes simplicity means success.

One of my least favourites. Not because it's too stopped, just because nothing in it stands out from the rest of the album.

Definitely one of my favorite ones. Clocking in at 5 minutes and a half, this one will get you by the neck and charm you.

07. LOVERS' EYES (7/10)
Not much to say here, it's a nice song.

08. REMINDER (9/10)
And now comes the perfect part of the album. From here on out, every single song will be amazing. This short slow piece of music is the 'Timshel' of 'Babel', and has one of the most enchanting choruses Mumford & Sons has ever made, besides the fantastic 'Dust Bowl Dance' from their debut album.

One of the most complex songs in the record, it's the perfect mix between keyboard and guitar.

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By S. Stone on 24 July 2013
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Now, you must understand that I have an extremely eclectic taste in music, and not one that easily falls into a single category. I have been aware of Mumford & Sons since their first foray into the charts, and have always appreciated their music. However, it wasn't until I saw their recent live performance at Glasto that I truly began to become a (and I don;t like the word but...) 'fan'. Both albums are a rare thing these days, harking back to the LP days of a journey from beginning to end. I believe these are best listened to in order (sorry MP3 shuffler's but it's true!!) as its obvious the band have carefully considered the playing order.

Add to this the quite superb musicianship displayed by all four of them, and add in Ted's own interpretation of the word 'rhythm' (you need to see him play the Double Bass to see what I mean) and they bring a unique sound which is truly distinctive.

The lyrics are complex, meaningful and superbly written and while the melodies are simple on the surface their hidden depth and layers add hugely to the overall experience.

'Sigh no More' was a superb entry into the commercial album market, but 'Babel' takes the band a step further. Their combination of rock and folk is meticulously crafted, and they are skilled live performers.

While Babel may not be for everybody, it has certainly struck a chord with me and I am thoroughly enjoying listening to both their albums, even several weeks in.
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