Mumford & Sons: The New Nickelback?
I know, I know. That seems harsh. But there’s a growing list of musicians who feel the need to badmouth Mumford & Sons for being everything from being inauthentic to the way they look.
Like who? Liam Gallagher. Mark E. Smith of The Fall. And Alice Cooper. (Go here for more.)
8 thoughts on “Mumford & Sons: The New Nickelback?”
I'm sure if you go back far enough you can find a bunch of old people saying negative things about Alice Cooper as well. I'm sure there's some negative things about the Fall to but most people have no idea who they are.
I'd love to know where Liam Gallagher gets off knocking anyone else's music being as he's been playing in a Beatles cover band for the last twenty years.
Even though I don't agree with Mumford n Sons being the so-called new Nickelback , I do agree that they are not rock n roll. MnS has a unique sound that is good for the music industry and gives listeners something different to connect with in this pop dominant world. The only similarity that MnS and Nickelback have is that they both brought a new sound at a perfect time, and when pop needed it most. I am not a fan of either band but I do acknowledge what both bands have done/are doing. No offence to anyone reading this but the Foo Fighters are way more like Nickelback than MnS will ever be. Oh yea, and Liam G is a complete knob and should hold no merit in anyone's eyes.
I hate hearing Mumford & Sons on Modern Rock stations. They're great. But they're not rock. I agree with Mr. Cooper!
I'm going to copy & paste what I wrote on a friend's Facebook post about that Alice Cooper thing (the funny part is I didn't even know Liam Gallagher had said anything about Mumford & Sons when I wrote this):
So let's get this straight… He's dissing bands that don't call themselves rock (because some magazine said they were). Then he talks about how rock is about not obeying any rules, then gives a bunch of rules about what rock has to be about. Guess what, real rock is about not giving a f*** about what anyone else thinks. Yet here he is, trying to stay relevant by dissing the latest popular music (a.k.a. "pulling a Liam Gallagher"), and in doing so, proving that the Lumineers care less about what others think than he does. Not only that, but in doing so, he implies Led Zeppelin isn't a real rock band.
I thought Alice Cooper was better than that. I guess not.
I saw Mumford & Sons last night, but not by choice. The only thing going through my mind was how a 12,000 set venue can be sold-out, fans singing and cheering with glee, for a band that's sounds so mediocre and bland. Man that was terrible
I don't get the big deal over M&S or any of these other pseudo-folkie-hipster rock bands.
They write a decent tune and are obviosuly talented, but I just don't understand how people fall over themselves to describe them as being innovators or the saviours of rock or whatever.
On a related note, how do "modern rock" stations get away with playing this stuff? It's not modern sounding, and it's not rock music. I have friends that listen to the local modern rock station, and it's all M& S and Daft Punk. Where's the modern rock? Not here, that's for sure.
Newsflash: Mumford & Sons on hiatus. Hopefully for good. Rejoice!