It is a rare occurrence to actually find an album that you can listen to everyday, from Track 1 to Track 12. It is even rarer to find an album where you couldn’t pick a favorite track, because the whole thing, for you, works like a whole.
This is the rarity that is Sigh No More, the debut album of the Grammy-nominated band, Mumford and Sons. I was a little too late to find out about this band, turns out this album was released on February 2010, and I only got to listen to it just this January, right after finding out that there’s this folk band nominated alongside Justin Bieber. The following day, I saw their tracks The Cave and Little Lion Man on the first two top spots of iTunes Alternative Top 100.
That’s when I said, okay, let’s give it a listen. Frankly, it’s one of the best decisions I made this year.
Mumford and Sons is actually a West London-based indie-folk quartet composed of Marcus Mumford, Winston ‘Country’ Marshall, Ben Lovett, and Ted Dwane. The boys are not only talented, they are also, terribly adorable.
A day in the office without Mumford and Sons is a horrible one. Trust me, I know. I ‘accidentally’ deleted their album on my flash disk and I spent the rest of the day sulking. There was just something very comforting about their sound that while it may not be the type of tune that you’d play in your car, bopping along to it — it is the type of music that you just listen to. Not hear, but really, listen.
I find the songs in this album really poetic. There are times where I just need to stop typing stuff on my computer while listening to them because I just wanna hear the lines. If anything, listening to this album makes me happy. Not the bouncy happy, but the tranquil kind of happy.
It was that good. Apparently, the Brits agree with me because Sigh No More has been awarded Album of the Year at the Brit Awards 2011. I don’t think I have to say anything more at all.