Originally Posted by NewChief
They already are in most critical circles. I just read an article from a music site I read titled "In Defense of Mumford and Sons" which was basically a defense of them from all the critical backlash.
And here I am thinking I like a group that is under the radar. Ended up happening with FUN too I guess although I wouldn't say I like them. Did like their song from Glee til it blew up. Getting in before the storm doesn't happen often with me since I am not a huge music guy. Usually just eat whatever the mainstream is shoving down my face save for rare occasions. I still have only heard one M and S song on mainstream radio. My favorites from their prior album and even this will probably not end up there.
Will have to listen to more Avett Brothers. Heard a few but they were slower songs. Liked them but they seemed a little different. Overall I was pretty happy with the songs that were chosen to be played this year. More songs with actual effort and thought put into them. Gotta be happy that some of these bands are getting attention even if there are others beyond them that deserve it.