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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 founded BBCAmerica.com'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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