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Mumford & Sons

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Doug Brod: “You can feel they have a roots-y Americana vibe to their sound, but at the same time they have a Coldplay/Arcade Fire quality and sensibility. Kind of a big arena, epic sound. They nod to American music, but they also sing in British accents. It’s very British sounding music.” (Check out the Mumfords’ Spin cover story.)

Listen: Mumford & Sons’ “White Blank Page”

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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