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Music Recommendation: Mumford & Sons

Totally non-running (though I do listen to them while I run!), but since this is still a personal blog I’ll take the liberty of going off-topic a bit. If you don’t listen to Mumford and Sons yet, you should – I can’t get enough of them right now!

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  1. Marc Schwartz says:

    Their rendition of The Boxer, with Paul Simon, on their latest album, Babel, is wonderful.

  2. Richard Ayotte says:

    Not available in Canada. EDIT: It’s available now.

  3. RunTraveler says:

    Love their music. I was fortunate enough to see ’em play live at Jazzfest last year. Just as good live as on my mp3 player while I’m on a run…

  4. Saw them this week in New Zealand – terrific concert. You might also like Stornoway.

  5. sam hartpence says:

    The entire ‘throwback’ musical trend has been fantastic in my opinion After going through high school with pop music dominated by the likes of Nickelback and Britney Spears, the latest trend is like an answer to a prayer. Mumford and Son’s is just piece of that puzzle though. Although slightly different genre’s, I think these artists all played a role in the throwback trend:

    Nora Jones: (absolute genre buster from her jazzy stuff to stuff similar to Mumford and Sons with “The Little Willies” but it’s nearly all throwback)
    Old Crow Medicine Show
    The Lumineers
    Black Keys (again not quite a country/folk throwback but throwback non the less)
    Brandi Carlile
    The Avet Brothers (probably the most similar to Mumford and Sons)

    You could even include Adel and Duffy

    I could go on and on. Mumford and Sons are great, but the trend i’m what I’m grateful for.

  6. Thomas Burton says:

    Interesting choice of music for running. Don’t get me wrong, this song is good, but I prefer to listen to something with a faster beat. Whenever I listen to an upbeat song, I tend to run faster.

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