With every subsequent listen, I find myself loving Mumford and Sons and their latest album Babel a little bit more. Initially, I was slightly underwhelmed, but only because Babel sounds very similar to Sigh No More, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but I wanted a bit more. Musically, Babel is an extension of the sound they defined in Sigh No More, and only after several months of listening to the album am I able to differentiate and appreciate individual songs.
Other standout tracks for me including “Lover of the Light”, “Hopeless Wanderer”, and my favorite songs on the album are “Broken Crown”, and “Below My Feet”. I also really enjoy the bonus tracks, “For Those Below” and their cover of the Simon and Garfunkel classic, “The Boxer”.