David Cameron names Mumford & Sons' album 'Babel' as his favourite Christmas song

The Prime Minister gets in a tangle over his musical taste in a new interview

David Cameron names Mumford & Sons' album 'Babel' as his favourite Christmas song

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Prime Minister David Cameron has bizarrely named Mumford & Sons' album 'Babel' as his favourite Christmas song.

The politician appeared to get his wires crossed in a new interview with The Spectator, in which he said the band's 2012 second album is still on repeat in his house and is driving his wife Samantha Cameron "mad".

When asked what his favourite Christmas song is, the PM replied: "Although it’s been out all year I really love the Mumford & Sons album, 'Babel'. It’s driving Samantha mad. You know what it’s like when you overplay something and it’s even beginning to annoy you, and it’s annoyed everyone else in the family."

Cameron has long claimed he is a fan of the band, having helped them secure the band a slot at The White House to play for Barack Obama.

Earlier this year, the PM revealed that he was trying to find a new favourite band after he was banned from listening to The Smiths by both Johnny Marr and Morrissey. "I'm a huge music fan but obviously it's been something of a music crisis year for me because Morrissey and Johnny Marr have said I'm not allowed to listen to The Smiths any more, so I've had to find some other stuff I am allowed to listen to," he said at a music industry event.

Earlier this year, meanwhile, Thom Yorke spoke out about David Cameron, saying he would "sue the living shit out of him" if he used any of his music in an election campaign.

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