Artist: Marcus Mumford
Genre: Folk rock, indie rock, bluegrass
Number of albums: 2
Biggest hit to date: I Will Wait
Song-writing prowess: 8
Lyricism power: 8
Modern day hero rating: 7
Bio: Over the course of two critically-acclaimed albums with the folk rock juggernaut Mumford and Sons, singer/guitarist Marcus Mumford has established himself as a writer capable of balancing intelligent lyrics with bellow-worthy musicality. No-one could argue the might of his lyrical clout. After all, not many twenty-somethings have the emotional perception to write, 'It's not the long walk home that will change this heart / But the welcome I receive with every start' (Roll Away Your Stone). And don't get us started on the quiet reflections of Winter Winds or the self-realising offered up by Babel. Marcus is the kind of song-writer kids should study in poetry class. In fact, if Edgar Allan Poe wrote lyrics we bet they wouldn't be far off this.