Amazing and brave new sound without losing their emotional touch. The first line of the album felt like a hand squeezing my heart and it didn’t let go until the last song.
The statement is clear: Mumford and Sons are not banjos and kickdrums, they’re real musicians.
The album ebbs and flows but never releases its tidal grip. Huge, crowd-pleasing choruses on songs like Ditmas, Broad Shouldered Beasts and Only Love are not squeezed for every last drop in the way the band might have done in the past. The mood of Wilder Mind is overwhelmingly tense and bittersweet, reflecting songs of remorse, regret and renewal.