Mumford & Sons – Wilder Mind Sees The Band Shift from Folk to Straight Up Rock [Mini Review]

by | May 14, 2015

Mumford & Sons’ third studio effort ‘Wilder Mind’ is curiously a more raucous rock affair than their previous two releases and I’m strangely OK with that even if I do greatly miss that ‘Sigh No More’ folk essence.

‘Believe’ and ‘The Wolf’ are about as high energy as Mumford & Sons have ever been, seeing the band embrace a much more rock oriented sound. It’s not that the boys have never rocked in the past, they just rocked in a more folkish manner – and I dug that more. Even the quiet moments here don’t resonate with me as well as they did on ‘Babel’.


I’m finding that with each release, Mumford & Sons are adding more unnecessary layers to their music and in the process they’re losing that stripped down spark that inspired a generation with brilliant folk music.

The Fox Force Top 5 3 Tracks:

  1. Believe
  2. The Wolf
  3. Snake Eyes