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Mumford and Sons sigh no more.

When the softly strumming guitar and the harmonious voices of Mumford and Sons fill the room, I immediately assume that I’m in for a record of calmly earnest folk music. Little do I know that the opening title track of Sigh No More will build to dark, driving bluegrass. When the lyrics tell me “love will not betray, dismay or enslave you, it will set you free,” I imagine my fist punching the air like an impassioned revolutionary. Continue reading


Girls – Album

In summer in San Francisco the beaches are golden, the sky is blue and the grass is green. In summer in Australia the beaches are golden, the sky is blue and, well, the grass is kind of brown. But, for a band from San Fran whose sun-drenched tunes are easy-going and woozily beach-friendly, the lead-up to Australian summer is the perfect time for their debut album to meet our ears and accompany us through searing, lazy afternoons. Continue reading