What’s This Playlist All About? Marcus, Ben, Winston, and Ted of British alt-folk band Mumford & Sons handpick their favorite travel tunes as they prepare for the release of their fourth album, Delta, and their big world tour to follow.
What You Get: Semi-regularly updated since 2016, the mix goes deep with fellow collaborators like Maggie Rogers and Gill Landry and up-and-coming singer-songwriters like Elijah Wolf, before navigating some charmingly weird psych-pop from Soft Hair, a little sweet folk from Bowerbirds, irresistible garage-punk from Twin Peaks, slippery hip-hop grooves from Ghostface Killah, and plenty of legendary cuts from The Beatles, Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash, Fleetwood Mac, and U2.
Greatest Discovery: The smoky atmospherics of “The Blame Game” by Australian duo HVOB and Mumford member Winston Marshall. It throbs to the rhythm of the road, making it ripe for a reflective journey along lonely highways.
Based on This Playlist, Would You Want to Be on the Road with These Guys? While several of the band’s selections do make for quality road music (Tom Petty! Springsteen! Oasis!), it all seems a bit too serious—lighten up, guys! That said, some select cuts like T. Rex’s “Jeepster” and LCD Soundsystem’s “Dance Yrself Clean” may have us jumping right on their bandwagon.