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THROWDOWN: The Avett Brothers VS. Mumford and Sons

Old 10-25-10, 11:35 AM
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THROWDOWN: The Avett Brothers VS. Mumford and Sons

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Re: THROWDOWN: The Avett Brothers VS. Mumford and Sons

I like that Mumford song better, but the Avett Bros more overall.
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Re: THROWDOWN: The Avett Brothers VS. Mumford and Sons

The Avetts I've seen in concert twice. Mumford I've only seen on TV and online. I don't know how M&S shows are but having been to TABros those shows are like a traveling hoedown, even if you're in NYC. The crowd always knows every word to every song, and they are always jumping.

I will say for Mumford, though, that it's cool that there's a group across the pond that looks and sounds a bit like a counterpart to the Avetts.

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Re: THROWDOWN: The Avett Brothers VS. Mumford and Sons

I might be selling them short, but Mumford sounds more to me like a Great Big Sea than TAB.
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Re: THROWDOWN: The Avett Brothers VS. Mumford and Sons

I really like Mumford & Sons. The Avett Brothers still blow them away. Mignonette and Emotionalism are two of my favorite records of the decade, and I and Love and You has a number of my favorite songs of the year (title track, Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise, Perfect Space, etc.).
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Re: THROWDOWN: The Avett Brothers VS. Mumford and Sons

I like M&S a lot better than Avett Brothers.
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Re: THROWDOWN: The Avett Brothers VS. Mumford and Sons

Avetts, no contest.
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Re: THROWDOWN: The Avett Brothers VS. Mumford and Sons

What is this? Obscure indie band throwdown day?
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Re: THROWDOWN: The Avett Brothers VS. Mumford and Sons

If it took you a whole day to come up with that retort, then yes.
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Re: THROWDOWN: The Avett Brothers VS. Mumford and Sons

Originally Posted by cungar View Post
What is this? Obscure indie band throwdown day?
The Avett Brothers sell out practically everywhere they play now, so, I'd hardly call them obscure.
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Re: THROWDOWN: The Avett Brothers VS. Mumford and Sons

Avett Brothers, by FAR.
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Re: THROWDOWN: The Avett Brothers VS. Mumford and Sons

I like both of these bands, and the comparison has crossed my mind. That said I'd probably have to go Avett just because of the sheer amount of quality material, Mumford is still relatively new.

Originally Posted by cungar View Post
What is this? Obscure indie band throwdown day?
Palladia has been showing the Avett Brothers concert a lot lately and Mumford & Sons have been getting a ton of radio play around here.

Also, their more current/famous songs:

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Re: THROWDOWN: The Avett Brothers VS. Mumford and Sons

Fleet Foxes shits all over both these bands.
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Re: THROWDOWN: The Avett Brothers VS. Mumford and Sons

^Yeah, that's nice, but we're talking about these two bands.
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Re: THROWDOWN: The Avett Brothers VS. Mumford and Sons

The Beatles are way better.
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Re: THROWDOWN: The Avett Brothers VS. Mumford and Sons

My comparison was more appropriate, as they're all in the same vein and are contemporaries of each other, and make for very apt comparisons. Bringing up the Beatles is pure hyperbole.
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Re: THROWDOWN: The Avett Brothers VS. Mumford and Sons

Saying the Fleet Foxes shit all over these bands is pure hyperbole.
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Re: THROWDOWN: The Avett Brothers VS. Mumford and Sons

It's a figurative shitting.
Your hyperbole, however, is giving me cancer.
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Re: THROWDOWN: The Avett Brothers VS. Mumford and Sons

Fair enough, though mine wasn't hyperbole, it was merely irrelevant.
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Re: THROWDOWN: The Avett Brothers VS. Mumford and Sons

@starman--Great point, I got it, and I agree anyway whether or not you were being funny.
@slop101--While Fleet Foxes are a really good indie band, I'm not interested in discussing which bands are better than TABros and/or M&S. This is about a contest between 2 groups/artists that are apples and oranges when it comes to their music and seeing how they are compared here--I'm not bringing anyone else into that.
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Re: THROWDOWN: The Avett Brothers VS. Mumford and Sons

I can't stop listening to the Mumford & Sons CD and I might place it ahead of the best of the Avett's offerings. That said, AB's have consistently brought the top-notch goodness.

Toss up.

If Mumford comes out with another album as strong as this one, I'll retroactively give them the victory.
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Re: THROWDOWN: The Avett Brothers VS. Mumford and Sons

Originally Posted by slop101 View Post
My comparison was more appropriate, as they're all in the same vein and are contemporaries of each other, and make for very apt comparisons. Bringing up the Beatles is pure hyperbole.
I don't recall Fleet Foxes being any sort of bluegrass band.
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I don't recall Fleet Foxes being any sort of bluegrass band.
I would say the same of Mumford & Sons and Avett Bros.
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Re: THROWDOWN: The Avett Brothers VS. Mumford and Sons

^I certainly never said they were bluegrass, but they're a lot closer to it than Fleet Foxes.

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