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Mumford and Sons' "Babel" Reviewed

It takes a lot for me to knock any of my top 10 favourite albums of all time out of their spot. I have never replaced any of them or changed the order in a very long time. That is, until I heard Mumford and Sons' Babel.

It now sits at number three.

I first heard the single "I Will Wait", which I was quite a big fan of. It was the best M and Sons tune I'd heard to date, and I knew that when I heard it on the radio for the first time, I'd be a big fan of the record. I had no idea that I'd love it this much.

"Hopeless Wanderer" is my fav on the record. It starts of so soft, the piano a perfect segue into the what ensues later. It is unlike anything else they've done before. The beat is so catchy and doesn't really fit in with what I expected when I first heard the tune. It is so driving and intense- very different from what I'm used to from them. Marcus' voice is gorgeous here, and I get chills each time I hear this tune,

The tune "Reminder" is phenomenal. It's so beautiful and almost brought me to tears. It's only two minutes long but resonates for so much longer. I think that it's the best of all the softer songs on the album. I can't get over it- it is gorgeous. The best lyric is "So I watched the world tear us apart A stoic mind and a bleeding heart"

"Not With Haste" is freakin' mind blowing. The composition of it is flawless. This tune was on the Brave soundtrack, only with Birdy. Needless to say, it's a thousand times better without Birdy. It's not even that just the lyrics are poetic- the way that the instruments blend and mesh is poetry. The emotional depth is genius and shows that the band has grown exponentially and will continue to do so.

Their cover of "The Boxer" is insane. It makes me want to type everything in caps lock and blast it really loud. However, I can't really do that sitting here whilst there's activity going on in my house so I'll have to settle for a giddy feeling that makes my heart beat faster than a hamster's on speed. The harmonies are ridiculous and there's so much going on in the song that even on repeat, there's not a single part I grow tired of.

Best. Album. Of. 2012

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