Mumford and Sons – "Cousins" (Vampire Weekend Cover)

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Mumford and Sons stopped by the BBC Live Lounge and pulled off this great cover of Vampire Weekend’s “Cousins”. The original version of “Cousins” has such a distinct, hyperactive Vampire Weekend feel to it and I was sure that any attempt to recreate that would be awkward and forced – I was wrong. Mumford and Sons have really owned this song. They start it off slowly, easing into each line before giving one run at a stripped down chorus. And then with a “1, 2! 1, 2, 3, 4!” the song takes off in classic Mumford and Sons mode and doesn’t look back. Don’t miss out on this one. Thanks to Will.

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  • brick

    I haven’t listened yet,

    but I hope it’s exceptional, because those dicks over at pitchfork rated their album a 2.1 … (out of 10)

    I thought the new cool was keeping the hate off the web, I really expected more from them. I mean don’t rate it if you don’t have anything good to say, which they didn’t, literally nothing good to say at all. They absolutely shit on ‘em.

    I mean I understand that the album is a little bit repetitive… but c’mon.

  • confusion

    You talking about the vampire weekend album? Yeah pitchfork can be pretty tough on bands, but its just their opinion. I still love vamp wknds music and I think contra is a fun album.

  • Matt C

    It was the Mumford and Sons album.

    How good would a critic be though if they didn’t tell you when they thought something was bad?

  • jim

    na he means the mumford album. pitchfork gave contra like 8.6

  • Buddy Blank

    Yeah, Pitchfork was super harsh on the Mumford & Sons album. I felt it was unwarranted, I liked the hell out of it.

  • Confusion

    Oh alright. Yeah I don’t know about P4K. I don’t go there as often as I used to. I don’t really trust them anymore with reviews, and I feel like they are sometimes trying to put a number on how cool they think an artist is instead of how good the music is.

  • Earthwind

    Great article but it didn’t have eveyrtnhig-I didn’t find the kitchen sink!