Sigh No More by by Mumford & Sons

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Sigh No More, the latest album from Mumford and Sons, is a rousing chorus of bluegrass harmonies, Shakespearean wordplays, and lyrics of heartache and joy. The British band performs indie rock that is not only well-crafted, but contagious—the songs’ melodies remain with you, along with their hopeful lyrics: “Love it will not betray you, dismay or enslave you/It will set you free.” Listeners should be warned that one song contains offensive language. (Glass Note)

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Allison Backous teaches at Kuyper College in Grand Rapids, Mich., and is a member of Neland Avenue Christian Reformed Church.