Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Mumford & Sons: Babel

"Three years ago the British group Mumford & Sons played the CMJ Music Marathon as a buzzed-about new band with an intriguing folk-rock sound. Then its debut album, 'Sigh No More,' sold 2.5 million copies in the United States. Two weeks ago its latest release, 'Babel,' opened at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart with 600,000 copies sold, the biggest debut of the year, and held the top spot for a second week. This week the band’s winning streak continues, with 'Babel' — released, like 'Sigh No More,' by the Glassnote label — holding at No. 1 with 96,000 sales, bringing its three-week total to 865,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. 'Babel' beat a wave of high-charting new releases" (Ben Sisario, "Mumford & Sons Holds Top Spot on Album Chart," New York Times, 10/18/12).

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