There’s always that one album; the one you stick up for no matter what and would fornicate with if you literally could. Instead of talking about the discs we love, we’ve decided to turn the spotlight on musicians. THE CREEPSHOW’S Sarah Blackwood names her (most recent) favourite record released by a four-piece British folk act.
THE FIRST TIME I HEARD IT
In the last two months of 2009, I did a solo tour in Europe that lasted about five weeks. We (my one-man-band Daniel and I) went to seven different countries in that time. One night in Daniel’s apartment, I was sitting on the floor on a pillow and doing my make-up as we we’re getting ready to go out and he introduced me to MUMFORD & SONS’ Sigh No More. It took me away the second it started.
WHY IT’S SO SIGNIFICANT
Every single song on the album hit me straight in the gut in the best possible way. The lyrical content is some of the best I have ever heard in my life. Not to mention the angelic multiple-part harmonies that they crush with the sharpest of grace. I mean that in the most positive way. Any song(s) that can change my life in the moment I hold in high regard. When I am looking out the window and I feel like my whole life is different because of this music, I know it is a song that is going to stay with me forever.
When an entire album does that, it almost becomes too much genius to handle. Sometimes it is. The significance shines in the impact and that album was a tsunami for me at the time.
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