A Mumford and Sons Album in Which Nothing is Overcomplicated and No One is Sad -The Toast

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Previously in this series.

“Little Lion Man With A Healthy Outlook”

“I Appreciate Our Time Together And Don’t Feel the Need To Pretend It Was Impossibly Difficult By Writing A Bitter Song About Sex And Christianity”

“This Song Has Some Banjo Playing, But It’s Very Tasteful”

“This Song Is Sincerely About Our Love For Whole Foods And Isn’t An Allegory”

“Two University-Aged Characters Who Easily Express their Feelings And Resolve their Conflicts Cordially”

“Jesus Doesn’t Show Up Anywhere In This Song about Growing Up”

“No One Goes To An Anachronistic Place Or Has One Used As A Stand-In for Emotional Isolation”

“We’re Grown-Ups And Realize Relationships Are More Complex and Nuanced Than The Way We’ve Previously Portrayed Them”

“We Recently Came To Understand That It Was 2015”

“We’re All Happy In Our Lives And Are Tired Of Writing Sullen Songs”

“I Will Wait Until Later In The Song To Pretend Like The Banjo Can Be Used As A Rock Instrument”

“Winter Winds Do Not Appear In This Song”

“The Song About A Very Curious Butterfly And A Little Kitten That Has No Deeper Meaning Than The Fact That It’s A Cute Song For Kids, Which Some Of Us Are Close To Having [featuring Taylor Swift]”

“The Song Where We Don’t Take Ourselves Too Seriously And Just Go with It”

Eric Farwell is a writer with work in places like The Rumpus, Electric Literature, and Critical Flame. He's a PhD candidate and teaches at the college level.

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