Monday, March 26, 2012

New Music

I had a bunch of credit at the iTunes Music Store and finally decided that I should use some of it and purchased Florence + the Machine's Ceremonials and Mumford & Sons' Sigh No More. The very short report: Ceremonials is okay, although with all the Romantic with a big R allusions to heaven and hell, it's easy to start to wonder if you're listening to Christian pop. I've heard "Shake It Out" on one TV show and in one major movie ad campaign and expect that the song will hit total media saturation in 8 weeks (in time for May sweeps!). As for Mumford & Sons, I've been somewhat skeptical of their folk rock bona fides, since I don't really understand why they get mainstream success and not any other of the multitudes of bands out there working in the same vein. That said, the album is solid and good listening for a variety of occasions.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for a great blog, i love Mumford and Sons, they deserve mainstream recognition.

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