Remember a couple of years back, before the recession really hit, when music journalists were promising that the poverty epidemic would at least give us a new generation of politicized, Molotov-hurling rebel bands to enjoy?
Well look where that got us. This morning, Mumford & Sons are trending on Twitter. They’ve got a new album coming out. I don’t know, maybe I’ll be wrong about this and Marcus Mumford will tie copies of Babel to bricks and personally deliver them through the windows of every greedy banker and crooked politician in England. But it seems far more likely to me that it’ll sound like a man whose band’s initials spell out “M&S” playing a ukelele in a Bushmills ad.