Wow! Prior to Wilder Minds I always felt “meh” about Mumford & Sons. With this release, the band made a huge change in their musical style. The record is a significant departure from the banjo heavy folk of past LPs. Their sound is now hard driven alternative rock. Just as with Cowboy Junkie’s “Miles From Our Home”, the band is sure to lose a few dedicated fans over this sonic evolvement. I, however, applaud the risky style change.