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Babel

10 Feb. 2014 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • 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 (703 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 541 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

34 of 38 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By frogman213 on 28 Sept. 2012
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When I first heard Mumford and sons I admit I did dismiss them. Then I heard them again and loved there big sound. They make instruments first associated with old men now somewhat cool. I don't think that calling people that like mumford and sons thick and not into real music is fair. Also a few people called fans half hearted and then called mumford samey as they go on is fair. I think that they get better with age. They also will still be good in 20 or even 50 years time. Bable is a really good follow up album form the foursome's first ablum (sign no more) and shows they have grown up a bit. The only negative thing about the album is that Holland road has been changed from [...] that and broken crown features a miss-mash of old songs. But then over time they grow on you and you the realize that they are really good. Sign no more album is in my top ten albums of all time. I love little lion man and white blank page from the album.

At the end of the day this is my view on things and everyone has a right to express how they feel. A great quote from mika was somthing along theses lines you can only like the bands you like and if it gives you a good feeling then it shouldn't matter what other people think. But lets not get nasty about it.
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24 of 28 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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96 of 115 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...

02. WHISPERS IN THE DARK (7/10)
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.

05. GHOSTS THAT WE KNEW (5/10)
One of my least favourites. Not because it's too stopped, just because nothing in it stands out from the rest of the album.

06. LOVER OF THE LIGHT (9/10)
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.

09. HOPELESS WANDERER (8/10)
One of the most complex songs in the record, it's the perfect mix between keyboard and guitar.

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