What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that that Babel is a lot like many alternative albums: While its lyrics are somewhat cryptic and emotional, they are very light on graphic content. Aside from a couple of instances of the word "f––k" in one song and a few obscure lines about spilled blood, the record includes no explicit references, making it a great pick for thoughtful teens.
What's the story?
BABEL is the much-anticipated second album from British folk-rockers Mumford & Sons. Following the success of their multiplatinum debut record, Sigh No More, their second album finds the quartet following the same successful formula –– with lots of discussion of love, pain, joys, and sorrows in these 12 songs.
Is it any good?
Mumford & Sons' signature sound -- beautiful harmonies backed by rapid-fire banjo -- is back in these tracks. With some equally lovely mandolin, cello, violin, and other instruments thrown into the mix, the album is clearly a musical cut above typical folk-rock.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about how bands like Mumford & Sons use their songs to explore complex emotions. Do you understand many of the cryptic thoughts and messages?
What do you think the band means by the line "So when your hope is on fire but you know your desire / Don't hold a glass over the flame, don't let your heart grow cold"?
Has music ever helped you cope with hard feelings? How?