UK, 2012, indie folk / folk pop
Mumford & Sons – Babel: I think I like this one slightly more than their debut, especially because of songs like “Ghosts That We Knew” and “Not With Haste”. When I heard the album closer, my wife and I just looked at each other astounded.
So as we walked through fields of green
Was the fairest sun I’d ever seen
And I was broke, I was on my knees
And you said yes as I said please
This was us. 21 years old, between our junior and senior years of university, and me asking her to marry me. Both of us broke students. There’s so much more to say about this album (about how love heals), but nobody seems to care.