Sigh No More

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
English folk outfit Mumford & Sons' full-length debut owes more than a cursory nod to bands like the Waterboys, the Pogues, and the Men They Couldn't Hang. The group's heady blend of biblical imagery, pastoral introspection, and raucous, pub-soaked heartache may be earnest to a fault, but when the wildly imperfect Sigh No More is firing on all cylinders, as is the case with stand-out cuts like "The Cave," "Winter Winds," and "Little Lion Man," it's hard not to get swept up in the rapture. Like their London underground folk scene contemporaries Noah & the Whale, Johnny Flynn, and Laura Marling, Mumford & Sons' take on British folk is far from ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
English folk outfit Mumford & Sons' full-length debut owes more than a cursory nod to bands like the Waterboys, the Pogues, and the Men They Couldn't Hang. The group's heady blend of biblical imagery, pastoral introspection, and raucous, pub-soaked heartache may be earnest to a fault, but when the wildly imperfect Sigh No More is firing on all cylinders, as is the case with stand-out cuts like "The Cave," "Winter Winds," and "Little Lion Man," it's hard not to get swept up in the rapture. Like their London underground folk scene contemporaries Noah & the Whale, Johnny Flynn, and Laura Marling, Mumford & Sons' take on British folk is far from traditional. There's a deep vein of 21st century Americana that runs through the album, suggesting a healthy diet of Fleet Foxes, Arcade Fire, Sufjan Stevens, Blitzen Trapper, and Marah. That melding of styles, along with some solid knob-twiddling from Arcade Fire/Coldplay producer Markus Dravs, helps to keep the record from completely sinking into the quicksand of its myriad slow numbers -- tracks like "I Gave You All," "Thistle & Weeds," and "After the Storm" are pretty and plain enough, but they neuter a band this spirited. Sigh No More is an impressive debut, but one that impresses more for its promise of the future than it does its wildly inconsistent place in the present.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/16/2010
  • Label: Glassnote
  • UPC: 892038002237
  • Catalog Number: 109
  • Sales rank: 152

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sigh No More (3:27)
  2. 2 The Cave (3:37)
  3. 3 Winter Winds (3:39)
  4. 4 Roll Away Your Stone (4:23)
  5. 5 White Blank Page (4:14)
  6. 6 I Gave You All (4:20)
  7. 7 Little Lion Man (4:06)
  8. 8 Timshel (2:53)
  9. 9 Thistle & Weeds (4:49)
  10. 10 Awake My Soul (4:15)
  11. 11 Dust Bowl Dance (4:43)
  12. 12 After the Storm (4:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mumford & Sons Primary Artist
Pete Beachill Trombone
Markus Dravs Piano Strings
Duchess Nell Catchpole Violin, Viola
Christopher Allan Cello
Nick Etwell Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Tom Hobden Strings
Marcus Mumford Group Member
Ted Dwane Group Member
Country Winston Group Member
Ben Lovett Group Member
Technical Credits
Markus Dravs Producer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Fran├žois Chevallier Engineer
Adam Tudhope Management
Mumford & Sons Arranger, Composer
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  • Posted January 3, 2012

    yesss

    i cant wait till i can submerge my ears into this wonderful sound:)

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  • Posted May 19, 2011

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    Dont regret watching VH1 That Day.

    like my heading says, i was watching the music video for "little lion man" & wanted to check out all their other music, i ended up downloading almost all their songs, & HAD A LISTEN. They were awesome, i love Indie Music.... people should really give them a listen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2011

    Love Love Love Mumford and Sons

    Amazing CD and an incredible group. Absolutely love everyone of their songs, I can easily listen to the CD over and over.

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  • Posted March 28, 2011

    So profound

    Simply amazing. I am so grateful this band and their music have been introduced into my life. They have a way with lyrics and melodies that make things seem so profound and beautiful. It's something I have not seen with any other band, at least not as much. I'd love to see them live. God, I love their lyrics!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW! A must buy!

    An amazing new find! My 19 year old daughter introduced me to this incredible English group. Their music is new and also old, in a Dylan sort of way. Strong vocals and instrumentals will grab at you, making it very difficult to stop listening for hours. Love the story telling lyrics and mood setting composition of each unique song. Hope they are working on new material, I already want more!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    my new favorite band!

    really lovely music that is entirely unique. listen to them or youtube their videos and you'll know what I mean.

    Thank you to the band.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    My mind is blown and I'm basking in the Sons.

    I'm not completely sure why, but I find Mumford and Sons puts me in this majestic reflecting mood. It's great for driving, basking in the sun, living it up, jamming with your friends, or thinking about life. There is a ripple of the idea "be your own man" floating through these songs, and it slips into the back of your mind. The songs change subject and tone throughout the CD making them feel separate, but all keep the wonderful indie folk vibe with banjo highlights or trumpet refrains. The lyrics pound out a place in your mind with their lyric poetry and powerful images. It was everything I was looking for at the end of winter, slowly pushing into new beginnings. I recommend this album in the hopes that it will inspire someone else as it has me. <3

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