Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sounds of September

Now I know that September is over and that I should fully embrace October...but I would be much more inclined to do so if October would roll away the damn clouds and bring on the sun!

During the month of September when everyone I know went back to school to teach, I had a tiny mental breakdown crisis of faith. Not of the religious variety but kind of like loosing my faith with humanity and the world in biggie.

After wandering around aimlessly in my mind for several days, I went to the one place that I've always gone to seek solace...the record store. (Except record stores don't really exist anymore, so I went to Best Buy to wander around aimlessly in public.) I was searching for new music that would fill the empty recesses of my soul and ended up buying Mumford and Sons "Sigh No More"...which is exactly what I was looking for.

This album is incredible.

The album came out in the UK in 2009 and the US in February 2010 but it seems that it's just everywhere right now. If you have watched any of the new fall shows you have heard some tracks off this album. The music is British folk...and includes a banjo...but trust me it's oh so wonderful. The title track "Sigh No More" has lyrics taken from Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing poem, "Sigh No More, Ladies." There is definitely a spiritual tone to the album but don't let that fool you...this is not a Christian, praise Jesus my Lord and Savior, amen...record.

While the whole album is fabulous the best tracks (in my opinion which of course is the only one that matters) are:

1. Sigh No More
2. The Cave
4. Roll Away Your Stone
7. Little Lion Man

Best slow jam:
12. After The Storm

I have spent many a waking hour (pretty much the entire month of September when I wasn't consumed by Ryan Adams) listening to this record on repeat. If you can get past the first two words of the record which are "Serve God" you will enjoy it immensely. And if you don't...then you have sucky taste in music. :)

1 comment:

  1. Eric and I saw them on vH1 the other morning. I was like sweet banjos! I have to agree that I liked the song despite the fact that they reminded me of Mose from The Office.


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