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MUMFORD & SONS - BABEL (ALBUM)
Label:DEW/UMA
Entry:07/10/2012 (Position 2)
Last week in charts:06/10/2013 (Position 46)
Peak:2 (1 weeks)
Weeks:50
Place on best of all time:205 (1528 points)
Year:2012
World wide:
ch  Peak: 2 / weeks: 51
de  Peak: 2 / weeks: 57
at  Peak: 2 / weeks: 64
fr  Peak: 67 / weeks: 4
nl  Peak: 1 / weeks: 88
be  Peak: 1 / weeks: 103 (Vl)
  Peak: 11 / weeks: 53 (Wa)
se  Peak: 4 / weeks: 50
fi  Peak: 19 / weeks: 3
no  Peak: 1 / weeks: 41
dk  Peak: 4 / weeks: 13
it  Peak: 5 / weeks: 2
es  Peak: 12 / weeks: 69
pt  Peak: 8 / weeks: 8
au  Peak: 2 / weeks: 50
nz  Peak: 1 / weeks: 48

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TRACKS
21/09/2012
CD Island VVR712814 / EAN 0602537128143
21/09/2012
Digital V2 3711062 / EAN 0602537110629
1. Babel
3:28
2. Whispers In The Dark
3:15
3. I Will Wait
4:36
4. Holland Road
4:13
5. Ghosts That We Knew
5:39
6. Lover Of The Light
5:14
7. Lovers' Eyes
5:21
8. Reminder
2:04
9. Hopeless Wanderer
5:07
10. Broken Crown
4:16
11. Below My Feet
4:52
12. Not With Haste
4:09
   
21/09/2012
CD Cooperative 060253712815 (Warner) / EAN 0602537128150
   
21/09/2012
LP Cooperative 060253712816 / EAN 0602537128167
   
23/11/2012
Gentlemen Of The Road Edition - CD Island 06025 3722520 (UMG) / EAN 0602537225200
CD 1:
1. Babel
3:27
2. Whispers In The Dark
3:15
3. I Will Wait
4:36
4. Holland Road
4:13
5. Ghosts That We Knew
5:39
6. Lover Of The Light
5:14
7. Lovers' Eyes
5:21
8. Reminder
2:04
9. Hopeless Wanderer
5:07
10. Broken Crown
4:16
11. Below My Feet
4:52
12. Not With Haste
4:07
13. For Those Below [Bonus Track]
3:35
14. Mumford & Sons feat. Jerry Douglas & Paul Simon - The Boxer [Bonus Track]
4:05
15. Where Are You Now [Bonus Track]
3:39
CD 2:
1. Lovers' Eyes (Live)
5:42
2. Little Lion Man (Live)
4:27
3. Below My Feet (Live)
4:44
4. Roll Away Your Stone (Live)
4:42
5. Lover Of The Light (Live)
5:21
6. Ghosts That We Knew (Live)
5:54
7. Awake My Soul (Live)
4:23
8. Whispers In The Dark (Live)
3:39
9. Dust Bowl Dance (Live)
4:56
10. I Will Wait (Live)
4:45
11. The Cave (Live)
4:11
DVD:
1. Lovers' Eyes (Live)
2. Little Lion Man (Live)
3. Below My Feet (Live)
4. Roll Away Your Stone (Live)
5. Lover Of The Light (Live)
6. Thistle & Weeds (Live)
7. Ghosts That We Knew (Live)
8. Awake My Soul (Live)
9. Whispers In The Dark (Live)
10. Dust Bowl Dance (Live)
11. I Will Wait (Live)
12. The Cave (Live)
   

MUSIC DIRECTORY
Mumford & SonsMumford & Sons: Discography / Become a fan
MUMFORD & SONS IN AUSTRALIAN CHARTS
Singles

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Little Lion Man18/10/2009334
The Cave14/02/20103212
I Will Wait26/08/20122331
 
Albums

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Sigh No More01/11/2009184
Babel07/10/2012250
SONGS BY MUMFORD & SONS
After The Storm
Awake My Soul
Babel
Below My Feet
Broken Crown
Cousins
Days/This Time Tomorrow (Ray Davies & Mumford & Sons)
Dust Bowl Dance
For Those Below
Ghosts That We Knew
Hold On To What You Believe
Holland Road
Hopeless Wanderer
I Gave You All
I Will Wait
Learn Me Right (Birdy with Mumford & Sons)
Little Lion Man
Lover Of The Light
Lovers' Eyes
Not With Haste
Reminder
Roll Away Your Stone
Sigh No More
The Boxer (Mumford & Sons feat. Jerry Douglas & Paul Simon)
The Brightest Lights (King Charles feat. Mumford & Sons)
The Cave
Thistle & Weeds
Timshel
Unfinished Business
Where Are You Now
Whispers In The Dark
White Blank Page
Winter Winds
You & I Belong (Simone Felice feat. Mumford & Sons)
ALBUMS BY MUMFORD & SONS
Babel
Sigh No More
DVDS BY MUMFORD & SONS
Big Easy Express (Soundtrack feat. Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & Magnetic Zeros, Old Crow Medicine Show)
The Road To Red Rocks
 
REVIEWS
Average points: 4.93 (Reviews: 15)
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****
I feel like I enjoyed listening to this from start to finish moreso than I did "Sigh No More", so perhaps I might need to re-evaluate that one. With this album I have a more firm understanding of Mumford & Sons' widespread popularity. They're inoffensive, but keep the music lively and upbeat, while chucking in plenty of big hooks ("I Will Wait", "Broken Crown" etc). So the album's pretty fun to listen to, but it really lacks the big high points that made "Sigh No More" stand out.
****
It's probably a more consistently enjoyable album than Sigh No More however it doesn't stand out in the same way, possibly due to lacking something as massive as Little Lion Man. Despite that, there are some real highlights here, namely Hopeless Wanderer and there's nothing which lacks quality.
*****
I think it's a far better effort than 'Sigh No More' and shows some natural progression in their sound, but they still fall into the trap in having most of their songs sound the same. With many of the tracks, you could imagine them all rolling in together to form one mega-long track. That being said, there are some songs I really enjoyed, obviously I Will Wait, but also the brittle and quiet 'Reminder', and the atmospheric 'Ghosts That We Knew'. There are no tracks that I found actively irritating as well, which tends to be quite possible with such prominent use of the banjo. All in all, a pretty enjoyable listen.

Better than: U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind
Not as good as: Annie Lennox - Diva
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