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Self-Titled
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Studio album by
Released16 September 2022
StudioSound City, Los Angeles[1]
Length37:33
LabelIsland
ProducerBlake Mills
Singles from Self-Titled
  1. "Cannibal"
    Released: 14 July 2022
  2. "Grace"
    Released: 30 July 2022
  3. "Better Off High"
    Released: 25 August 2022[2]

Self-Titled (stylised in parentheses) is the debut studio album by Marcus Mumford, released on 16 September 2022 via Island Records.[3] The album features guest appearances by Phoebe Bridgers, Brandi Carlile, Clairo, and Monica Martin,[4] in addition to being produced by Blake Mills.[5]

Style and reception

Self-Titled ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?6.3/10[7]
Metacritic67/100[6]
Review scores
SourceRating
The Arts Desk[8]
DIY[9]
Evening Standard[10]
The Independent[11]
NME[12]
Pitchfork6.0/10[13]
Riff8/10[1]
The Times[14]
The Telegraph[15]
Uncut5/10[16]

The Arts Desk's Barney Harsent opens by quoting opening track "Cannibal": "I can still taste you and I hate it/That wasn't a choice in the mind of a child and you knew it/You took the first slice of me and you ate it raw/Ripped at it with your teeth and your lips like a cannibal/You fucking animal." About these lines, Harsent says they "are the first indication this might not be the album you've been expecting. Even if you're already aware of the childhood abuse the singer suffered, and which inspired this collection songs, prior knowledge does little to prepare you for the visceral punch those words pack." Harsent goes on to describe the "particularly affecting sense of linear narrative" of second song "Grace", about Mumford's conversation with his mother about the abuse, saying that unlike "Cannibal", "Grace" "bursts into life like Tom Petty gatecrashing a therapy session" and is "unexpectedly and defiantly upbeat, the sound of a weight being lifted." Harsent summarises the album as "unlikely to win over any new fans", though it "may force a few naysayers to admit he's got a decent set of pipes", but "Ultimately, it's an album about redefining oneself in spite of life's labels and, at a time when we're surrounded on all sides by performative, shrieking grief, it feels genuine: raw, open and honest."[8]

DIY's Emma Swann compares the album to Vegemite and Marmite, calling it "the same, but different", noting that "when [Mumford] strips it right back" such as on "Prior Warning", "Dangerous Game", and the beginning of "Cannibal", there's "a warm quality to his songwriting that seeps through." But after "Cannibal", when "everything crashes, kitchen sink and all, as if years of headlining arenas trigger a fear response if too long passes before the 'epic' is switched on", we end up with an album which is "just Marcus leaving the kids at home for an evening, only to do the same exact thing just without a chorus of 'are we there yet', 'I'm bored', and 'well, actually...'"[9]

NME's Elizabeth Aubrey notes "Only Child" as "skeletally acoustic" and "resembl[ing] a devastating Paul McCartney ballad in both sound and structure", while "Prior Warning" depicts Mumford's spiral into "alcoholism and a dangerous cycle of self-medication" with "solitary strings" and "Better Off High" tells of an intervention staged by his family "as recounted on the album's most unsettling and experimental track". Aubrey also highlights Blake Mills's production as "exquisite throughout".[12]

Pitchfork's Stephen Thomas Erlewine calls the album "confounding", writing that "its strongest qualities as a record occasionally contradict the emotional thrust of the songs. Mills' production gives the recordings dimension and depth, inevitably tempering the pain at the heart of the songs." And while the "sumptuous, cinematic ... almost soothing" sound is "more appealing than the buttoned-up folk of Mumford & Sons, it also undercuts the rawer journey that (self-titled) could have been."[13] The Telegraph's Neil McCormick notes that "while the sound sometimes swells to an epic rush that pushes Mumford up to the top of his register, the tone of Self-Titled is more intimate than anything in his catalogue so far", with some songs "verg[ing] towards underpowered" and not "achiev[ing] transcendence", but "when it lands a blow, you know that you've been hit."[15]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Marcus Mumford and Blake Mills unless otherwise stated.

Self-Titled track listing
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Cannibal" 4:00
2."Grace" 4:13
3."Prior Warning"
3:30
4."Better Off High" 4:30
5."Only Child" 4:27
6."Dangerous Game" (featuring Clairo)
3:01
7."Better Angels"3:25
8."Go In Light" (featuring Monica Martin)
3:01
9."Stonecatcher" (featuring Phoebe Bridgers) 3:42
10."How" (with Brandi Carlile)3:44
Total length:37:33
Deluxe CD bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
11."Better Off High" (on my phone)3:33
12."Grace" (on my phone)3:23

Charts

Chart performance for Self-Titled
Chart (2022)Peak
position
Australian Digital Albums (ARIA)[17]14
Australian Hitseekers Albums (ARIA)[17]4
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[18]11
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[19]114
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[20]23
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[21]30
Irish Albums (OCC)[22]25
Scottish Albums (OCC)[23]4
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[24]50
UK Albums (OCC)[25]4
US Billboard 200[26]53
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[27]3
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[28]9

References

  1. ^ a b Gokhman, Roman (11 September 2022). "Marcus Mumford pulls back the curtain on childhood trauma, its repercussions". Riff. Retrieved 15 September 2022.
  2. ^ Moreland, Quinn (25 August 2022). "Marcus Mumford Shares New Song "Better Off High"". Pitchfork. Retrieved 25 August 2022.
  3. ^ Aubrey, Elizabeth (14 July 2022). "Marcus Mumford announces details of debut solo album, (Self Titled)". NME. Archived from the original on 14 July 2022. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  4. ^ Bikomo, Uvie (12 July 2022). "Marcus Mumford Enlists Brandi Carlile, Clairo, and Phoebe Bridgers on First Solo Album (Self-Titled)". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 14 July 2022. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  5. ^ Lindert, Hattie (13 July 2022). "Marcus Mumford shares handwritten note announcing solo album". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 15 July 2022.
  6. ^ "(Self-Titled) by Marcus Mumford Reviews and Tracks". Metacritic. Retrieved 16 September 2022.
  7. ^ "(Self-Titled) by Marcus Mumford reviews". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved 16 September 2022.
  8. ^ a b Harsent, Barney (16 September 2022). "Album: Marcus Mumford – (Self-Titled)". The Arts Desk. Retrieved 16 September 2022.
  9. ^ a b Swann, Emma (14 September 2022). "Marcus Mumford – (Self-Titled) review". DIY. Retrieved 15 September 2022.
  10. ^ Smyth, David (15 September 2022). "Marcus Mumford – (self-titled) review: A deeply personal solo journey". Evening Standard. Retrieved 16 September 2022.
  11. ^ Brown, Helen (15 September 2022). "Marcus Mumford review: Frontman confronts his abuse on a solo debut that feels (necessarily) heavy". The Independent. Retrieved 16 September 2022.
  12. ^ a b Aubrey, Elizabeth (13 September 2022). "Marcus Mumford – (Self-Titled) review: well-crafted catharsis and collaborations". NME. Retrieved 15 September 2022.
  13. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (20 September 2022). "Marcus Mumford: (Self-Titled) Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 20 September 2022.
  14. ^ Hodgkinson, Will (16 September 2022). "Marcus Mumford: Self-Titled review – a star relives childhood trauma". The Times. Retrieved 15 September 2022.
  15. ^ a b McCormick, Neil (16 September 2022). "Marcus Mumford confronts his demons, Rina Sawayama is Dr Frankenstein – the week's best albums". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 16 September 2022.
  16. ^ Mueller, Andrew. "Marcus Mumford – (Self-Titled)". Uncut. Retrieved 16 September 2022.
  17. ^ a b "The ARIA Report: Week Commencing 26 September 2022". The ARIA Report. No. 1699. Australian Recording Industry Association. 26 September 2022. pp. 10, 24.
  18. ^ "Ultratop.be – Marcus Mumford – (Self-Titled)" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 September 2022.
  19. ^ "Ultratop.be – Marcus Mumford – (Self-Titled)" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 September 2022.
  20. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Marcus Mumford – (Self-Titled)" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 September 2022.
  21. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Marcus Mumford – (Self-Titled)" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 24 September 2022.
  22. ^ "Official Irish Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 September 2022.
  23. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 September 2022.
  24. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Marcus Mumford – (Self-Titled)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 September 2022.
  25. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 23 September 2022.
  26. ^ "Marcus Mumford Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 27 September 2022.
  27. ^ "Marcus Mumford Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 27 September 2022.
  28. ^ "Marcus Mumford Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 27 September 2022.

Artist(s)

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Marcus Mumford, während des Gentleman of the Road Stopovers in Aviemore, Schottland im Jahr 2015

Marcus Oliver Johnston Mumford (* 31. Januar 1987 in Anaheim, Kalifornien, Vereinigte Staaten) ist ein britischer Musiker, Songwriter und Frontmann der Folk-Rockband Mumford & Sons.

Leben

Marcus Oliver Johnston Mumford wurde als Sohn von John und Eleanor Mumford, den aktuellen Leitern der christlichen Kirchenorganisation „Vineyard Churches UK and Ireland“, in Anaheim, Kalifornien geboren. Bereits im Alter von sechs Monaten zog seine Familie wieder zurück nach Wimbledon, England, woher die Familie ursprünglich stammte.[1] Zusammen mit seinem späteren Bandmitglied, dem Keyboarder Ben Lovett, besuchte er die King's College School, bevor er beschloss an der University of Edinburgh Klassische Altertumswissenschaft zu studieren.[2] Allerdings verließ er die Universität 2006 nach einem Jahr Studium wieder und zog nach London, wo er in einem kleinen Lokal, dem „Bosun's Locker“, als Solokünstler auftrat und andere Musiker wie Noah and the Whale, Cherbourg und Laura Marling kennenlernte.[3]

Für Marling ging er anschließend als Schlagzeuger auf Tour, wo er die restlichen Mitglieder seiner Band Mumford & Sons kennenlernte. Da sie bereits alle in unterschiedlichen Bands spielten und einen ähnlichen Musikgeschmack besaßen, beschlossen sie, mit Mumfords Texten, die er bereits zu seinen Zeiten in Edinburgh geschrieben hatte, und weiteren neuen Liedern, die während der Tour geschrieben wurden, eine eigene Band zu gründen.[4][5]

Nachdem Marcus Mumford mit Laura Marling bis etwa Weihnachten 2010 zusammen war,[6] war er seit Juli 2011 mit der britischen Schauspielerin Carey Mulligan verlobt.[7] Die beiden heirateten am 20. April 2012[8] und bekamen im September 2015 eine Tochter.[9] Im September 2017 kam das zweite gemeinsame Kind zur Welt. Am 3. Juli 2022 drehte Steven Spielberg das Musikvideo für Marcus Mumfords Song Cannibal mit dem Handy in einer Sporthalle in New York.[10]

Diskografie

Chartplatzierungen
(vorläufig)
Erklärung der Daten
Alben[11]
Self-Titled
 DE3023.09.2022(1 Wo.)
 CH5025.09.2022(1 Wo.)
 UK429.09.2022(1 Wo.)
 US5301.10.2022(…Template:Infobox Chartplatzierungen/Wartung/vorläufig/2022 Wo.)

Als Solokünstler

Singles

Gastbeiträge

  • 2020: Lay Your Head on Me (Major Lazer feat. Marcus Mumford)

Mit Mumford & Sons

Zitat

„When you write a song, sitting naked on your bedroom floor, it's the most private thing you can do. I'm very English, and we don't talk about emotions publicly. Then you do the most public thing possible: You record it and ask people to play it on the radio. It's pretty weird when you hear people singing that private moment back at you.“

Marcus Mumford im Rolling Stone[12]

„I haven't heard anything that sounds as good as that. I don't mind them. A lot of fucking people hate them in England. I think it's the waistcoat and facial hair. I don't mind them. I think that guy's got a good voice... I wish I had written that song. That's the biggest compliment I can pay whoever wrote that.“

Noel Gallagher über das Lied The Cave, geschrieben von Marcus Mumford[13]

Weblinks

Einzelnachweise

  1. Jared Sagal interviews Mumford and Sons EXCLUSIVE!!! auf YouTube vom 4. Juni 2010 (englisch), abgerufen am 27. November 2011
  2. Rick Pearson: The bookshop band Mumford & Sons (Memento vom 3. Oktober 2009 im Internet Archive) auf thisislondon.co.uk vom 11. September 2009 (englisch)
  3. Rick Pearson: Mumford & Sons: How a British Folk Band Became (Almost) as Popular as Justin Bieber auf theatlantic.com vom 11. Mai 2011 (englisch), abgerufen am 27. November 2011
  4. Annett Bonkowski: Interview mit Marcus Mumford und Ben Lovett (Memento vom 25. Oktober 2012 im Internet Archive) auf roteraupe.de vom 25. November 2009
  5. Lynn Roberts: From the archives: FFS interviews Mumford and Sons auf forfolkssake.com vom 23. September 2008 (englisch), abgerufen am 27. November 2011
  6. Katie Nicholl: It's Mumford and Fun as Carey Mulligan dates folk singer auf dailymail.co.uk vom 28. März 2011 (englisch), abgerufen am 27. November 2011
  7. Colin Robertson: Marcus Mumford to marry Carey Mulligan (Memento vom 26. Juli 2011 im Internet Archive) auf thesun.co.uk vom 26. Juli 2011 (englisch)
  8. Katie Nicholl: Mumford and wife: Carey Mulligan and her folk star are married among the hay bales in a barn - by groom's father auf dailymail.co.uk vom 21. April 2012 (englisch), abgerufen am 23. April 2012
  9. Emma Powell: Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford name their daughter Evelyn
  10. Steven Spielberg: Er dreht Musikvideo – auf seinem Handy. In: Gala. 19. Juli 2022, abgerufen am 28. Juli 2022.
  11. Chartquellen: Deutschland Schweiz UK US
  12. Austin Scaggs: Marcus Mumford on Backing Dylan, Naked Songwriting and Why Arcade Fire Rule His World auf rollingstone.com vom 4. März 2011 (englisch), abgerufen am 27. November 2011
  13. Leonie Cooper: Noel Gallagher: „I wish I had written Mumford & Sons’ ‚The Cave‘“ auf nme.com vom 12. August 2011 (englisch), abgerufen am 27. November 2011

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