Mumford & Sons “Hopeless Wanderer” Music Video Will Make You Cry … From Laughter

Band: Mumford & Sons
Song: Hopeless Wanderer
Director: Sam Jones
Cast of Sons: Ed Helms, Will Forte, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis

Mumford & Sons Hopeless Wanderer, Music Video, jason, will, ed

We at LxL have done our lion’s share of Mumford & Sons bashing. Rightfully so, the band is a mess of beards, clothes from the 1800’s, and over-dramatic as well as blandly formulaic tunes. Which is exactly why their new music video for “Hopeless Wanderer” (another tune that so predictably follows the same writing pattern I discussed previously in this article) is actually incredibly on point. Don’t get me wrong, the song is still dreadful. But the fact that these hopeless wankers are actually able to poke fun at themselves a bit, really helps me swallow the fact that this overplayed garbage they saturate our ear holes with on a daily basis (because lets get real, it’s impossible to not hear one of their songs on the regular) is some of America’s most listened to music.
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Mumford & Sons Review: Babel

Mumford & Sons

Babel

Mumford & Sons, Babel Cover Art, album cover

So I listened to Mumford & Sons’ new album Babel last night. Then I put their first album on just to verify my initial analysis which is that they are extremely similar, only to find I was wrong. They are not only extremely similar, they are the exact same album. I know the fans out there will not heed this warning, but trust me on this, if you’ve heard the first album, you’ve heard the second as well. Almost track for track, you could break this album down into twelve songs filled with a clutter of quickly strummed and openly-tuned guitars, banjos, and a thumping kick drum that sound exactly like the last twelve songs filled with quickly strummed and openly-tuned guitars, banjos, and a thumping kick drum of the last album. If you think that last sentence was redundant you should listen to Babel. Or watch The Hangover 2. Or watch any two Michael Bay movies.
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