Peanut’s Playground: Mumford and Sons – Bookshop Sessions

I pride myself for being an early adopter. Being among the first wave of peeps (in Holland) to testdrive new tech, play the latest games, watch the hippest tv-shows and, most important of all, listen to the newest up-and-coming artists.

But because of the seemingly never ending stream of new music coming my way it does occasionally happen that I miss out on some rad stuff, Mumford and Sons being one of the artists that slipped through the mazes of my net.

It’s not that I hadn’t listened to their album Sigh No More at all, because I did, right after Tsuru’s review of it (see here) way back in the previous decade. It’s just that I had dismissed it after 1 or 2 listens, and I remember labeling it ‘a bit boring’ and ‘more of the same’. Dang, how wrong was I!

The thing that prompted me to check them out once more, and a little better this time, was this amazing video of a performance of their single The Cave as part of their acoustic bookshop sessions. The song was always ‘alright’, but it was the intensity of the performance that lifted it to ‘fantastic’!

As a result of this I have gotten to love their album to death in the meantime, all thanks to this video, for which I would like to thank my Twitter buddy Martijn. Thanks for sending me the link mate!




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4 comments for “Peanut’s Playground: Mumford and Sons – Bookshop Sessions

  1. adventurerneil
    April 16, 2010 at 8:57 PM

    Pretty intense! Not sure I can get into his rough, raspy voice… but that said, the music is beautiful, and will probably be all stuck in my head in a week or two. :)

  2. April 17, 2010 at 4:45 AM

    His voice is raspy indeed and does take quite some getting used to. In the end I found that the songwriting prevailed over the form.

  3. April 17, 2010 at 11:46 PM


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