Mumford & Sons – Johannesburg EP: I wish there had been time for a full album.

2016_MumfordSons_JohannesburgEPArtist: Mumford & Sons
Album: Johannesburg EP
Year: 2016
Grade: B+

In Brief: Surprisingly strong, given the unlikely collaboration between an English “folk” band and three stylistically divergent African artists. I still think Mumford & Sons are poseurs of a sort, wandering the world in search of a sound they can actually master, but this EP at least proves that they’re excellent collaborators.

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Yoav – A Foolproof Escape Plan: One-Man Band 2.0

2010_Yoav_AFoolproofEscapePlanArtist: Yoav
Album: A Foolproof Escape Plan
Year: 2010
Grade: B-

In Brief: Take the question Yoav’s first disc posed: “How many sounds can a man possibly make with an acoustic guitar?” Multiply the answer by at least three. That’s this album.

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