Monday, January 3, 2011

mumford & sons

A few months ago Christina from Second Skin had a great post regarding music and what each person is drawn to in it. Basically that most people are either drawn to a beat or to lyrics. I'd say I am 75% beat, 25% lyrics. I can (and do) listen to music in other languages - if the beat, the general feel of the song is there I don't care what the words are. My husband, on the other hand, is like 90% lyrics. He's frustrated when songs don't 'say' anything. For me, on a random Tuesday, it's what you can bob your head to. There are occasionally exceptions - that 25% of the time when I love a song/artist for its beat, sound AND the lyrics. These often become my favorites of favorites. Lady Gaga, Fleetwood Mac, Goo Goo Dolls, Damien Rice (very random collection, I know) - these are the artists that I love to write down the lyrics for as their own poetry and can listen to one million times and never tire. They don't even need the music - but the music - ahh its amazing too.

Well I have a new favorite to join the ranks! Mumford & Sons, for me, is one of those rare groups that comes along that has an amazing, unique sound - try not tapping your toes listening to some of their stuff - and yet the lyrics are a work of art on their own. I'm obsessed. To say I've overplayed this album in the last few weeks is an understatement. On their website it mentions they "marries the magic of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young with the might of Kings Of Leon." Such a perfect description (and two more of my favorites to boot.) Ahh. Highly recommended.
What about you, do you think you're more beat or lyrics?



kelly ann said...

oh my goodness, aren't they incredible?! they're one of my top favourites. i seriously get goosebumps when i listen to their music... their songs in general make me really emotional and i always feel so inspired. they're one-of-a-kind, they really are. love them. <3

Rhianne said...

beat for me definitely - I love world music and can listen whatever the language!

Happy New Year :) I hope 2011 is wonderful for you! x

kate funk said...

Gorgeous quote. I love them!

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Weas said...

I'm 50/50 music/lyrics, I love the beat because it's usually what gets me pumped up but I have a thing about being able to memorize the words to every complicated song out there.

Ask me to sing "It's the end of the world (as we know it)" and you'll be aahhhhhhhmazed and how incredibly awesome I am :)

Saltina said...

They put on an amazing show. Beat for me, then melody, then lyrics. Word.