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Marcus Mumford

(self-titled) by Marcus Mumford

Published September 25, 2022

(self-titled) by Marcus Mumford

I’m not big into the Mumfords but was curious about this solo album from Marcus. It’s really good - musically, it’s effectively listening to the theme tune to Ted Lasso for half on hour, which is no bad thing. It’s gentle and lilting and draws you in. But of course, lyrically, it’s a different ballgame. The first track is brutally honest about Marcus being abused when he was younger and there’s a current of rage that underpins the whole thing. It’s conflicting but that’s also what makes it great.