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  • Posted October 20, 2010

    Amazing, genre-bending, and entertaining from beginning to end.

    In this time of main stream media pushing one dimensional artists at us, I have seen too many artists riding a "one hit single." Only to find that their albums are full of redundant, forgettable, music, easily shoved into a genre based playlist. ***When I asked my IPod to create a genius playlist based on my like for "Florence and the Machine", It could not, because it's a genre of its own.
    Finally an amazing throwback to "The Summer of Love" Hippie's joy rock. All out joy personified in tambourine accompanied drum circles and powerful choir sing-alongs. Loud and moving but controlled with perfect timing to hypnotically lead us to depths only the all-powerful acapella voice of Florence Welsh's can rescue us from.
    It's the Mamas and Papas and Jefferson Airplane taken to the joyful heights of full choir chanting, and hypnotic lows reminiscent of the Cranberries, Fiona Apple, and The Black Keyes.
    Many tracks bring back the sounds of the late 60's joy rock. Tracks like "Dog Days are Over", "You've Got the Love", and "Drumming" sound like they are full out anthems sung by a enthusiastic drum circle. Perfect timing in "Dog Days are Over", "Cosmic Love" and "Rabbit Heart" allows the accompaniments to slow to a halt before unleashing a full on crescendo.
    Hitting its bluesiest note on "Girl with One Eye", you can imagine it being sang in a swank jazz bar with guitar riffs as brooding as the Black Keyes and vocals as haunting as Fiona Apple, transforming into acapellas as powerful as the likes of Jefferson Airplane. Florence ironically sings her "Lungs" out.
    Florence and the Machine, refusing to be filed away in one genre, rivals the sarcastic optimism of Lily Allen in "Hurricane Drunk" and in some tracks, such as the earliest conceived "Kiss With a Fist", even touch on a punk rock sound. Very raw, with a garage band sound, it brings memories of the Yeah Yeahs and Fefe Dobson.
    As an extremely optimistic album, "Lungs" manages even to make "Blinding", one of its more lamenting tracks, a beat driven and hypnotic lullaby. It is reminiscent of The Cranberries with its building methodic chorus.
    This album, incapable of leaving you in a bad mood, will have take you for a a genre bending ride from beginning to end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    AMAZING!

    I LOVED this album! I happened to see a commerical playing a clip of "Dog Days Are Over" and had to have the song. On a whim I bought the whole CD and I was BLOWN AWAY! Each song brings it's own flavor to the album (Faves: Howl, Cosmic Love, Between Two Lungs...) and her voice and inflections make every song very unique. A gem of an album not to be missed!

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  • Posted May 19, 2011

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    Florence Is My Password To Life.

    I absolutely love her music, she is amazing.....definately recommended you gotta check her out.

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  • Posted November 10, 2010

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    Great new music. Love this album!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    TOP OF BRIT CHARTS...!

    Album took multiple plays for me to get into it. Also noticed that it depends on what kind of equipment I listen to it on. For example, in my Audi, a Bose system, the background tends to overwhelm her voice.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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