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Why have Mumford and Sons got mass appeal?

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housework Thu 20-Jun-13 12:52:14

That song is played everywhere. It's odd, folk appealing to the masses.
Is it because they've got those beards people have at the moment and went to public school?

flipchart Wed 26-Jun-13 08:04:27

God knows! They are hugely popular with teenagers which was a surprise ( shock) to me.

They sound like something Mike Harding plays on Radio 2

BriefcaseOfFacts Wed 26-Jun-13 08:10:55

I have been brought up with folk music so I like them, but yes, I know what you mean.

The beards/public school thing carries no weight with me. I could walk past 95% of the members of the bands I like and not recognise them - I know virtually nothing about them and care even less, I just like the music I like <old gimmer>

Trills Wed 26-Jun-13 08:11:21

Because jangly jangly.

Morgause Wed 26-Jun-13 08:11:57

I love them.

They sound good and they have a great time playing music.

southeastastra Wed 26-Jun-13 08:12:00

because they're bland and in offensive

Trills Wed 26-Jun-13 08:12:52

I would guess that often with bands that have "mass appeal", the music isn't very different to that of other bands/artists in the same genre, but the way they are presented is different, and the emphasis is on the more accessible songs (they are a gateway drug!).

GoIntoBusinessWithAGrizzlyBear Thu 27-Jun-13 21:32:27

Dey iz crappy init yo,

n dubs is da bombizzle biscuit

CorrieDale Thu 27-Jun-13 21:36:09

Beats me.

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