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Lungs

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Precocious Brit Florence Welch fired a bullet into the head of the U.K. music scene in 2008 with the single "Kiss with a Fist," a punk-infused, perfectly juvenile summer anthem that had critics wiping the names Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse, and Kate Nash from their vocabularies and replacing them with Florence + the Machine. While the comparisons were apt at the time, "Kiss with a Fist" turned out to be a red herring in the wake of the release of Lungs, one of the most musically mature and emotionally mesmerizing albums of 2009. With an arsenal of weaponry that included the daring musicality of Kate Bush, the fearless delivery of Sinéad O'Connor, and the dark, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Precocious Brit Florence Welch fired a bullet into the head of the U.K. music scene in 2008 with the single "Kiss with a Fist," a punk-infused, perfectly juvenile summer anthem that had critics wiping the names Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse, and Kate Nash from their vocabularies and replacing them with Florence + the Machine. While the comparisons were apt at the time, "Kiss with a Fist" turned out to be a red herring in the wake of the release of Lungs, one of the most musically mature and emotionally mesmerizing albums of 2009. With an arsenal of weaponry that included the daring musicality of Kate Bush, the fearless delivery of Sinéad O'Connor, and the dark, unhinged vulnerability of Fiona Apple, the London native crafted a debut that not only lived up to the machine-gun spray of buzz that heralded her arrival, but easily surpassed it. Like Kate Bush, Welch has little interest for the most part in traditional pop structures, and her songs are at their best when they see something sparkle in the woods and veer off of the main trail in pursuit. "Kiss with a Fist," as good as it is, pales in comparison to standout cuts like "Dog Days Are Over," "Hurricane Drunk," "Drumming Song," "Rabbit Heart Raise It Up," and "Cosmic Love," all of which are anchored to the earth by Welch's knockout voice, a truly impressive and intuitive trio of producers, and a backing band that sounds as intimate with the material as its creator. [Lungs was also released in a Deluxe Edition that included Lungs: The B-Sides, a bonus disc featuring studio tracks like "Swimming," "Falling," and "Heavy in Your Arms," the latter of which appeared on the soundtrack for Twilight Saga: Eclipse, as well as live cuts "You've Got the Dirtee Love", demos "Ghosts", and remixes the "Yeasayer Remix" of "Dog Days Are Over".]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/31/2010
  • Label: Republic
  • UPC: 602527091068
  • Catalog Number: 001471601
  • Sales rank: 949

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dog Days Are Over (4:12)
  2. 2 Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) (3:52)
  3. 3 I'm Not Calling You a Liar (3:05)
  4. 4 Howl (3:34)
  5. 5 Kiss With a Fist (2:04)
  6. 6 Girl With One Eye (3:38)
  7. 7 Drumming Song (3:43)
  8. 8 Between Two Lungs (4:09)
  9. 9 Cosmic Love (4:15)
  10. 10 My Boy Builds Coffins (2:56)
  11. 11 Hurricane Drunk (3:13)
  12. 12 Blinding (4:40)
  13. 13 You've Got The Love (2:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Florence + the Machine Primary Artist, Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Background Vocals
Charlie Henry Cello
Sally Herbert Violin
Bruce White Viola
Stephen Mackey Bass Guitar
Martin Slattery Drums
Everton Nelson Violin
Ian Burdge Cello
Leo Abrahams Guitar
Ladonna Harley Peters Background Vocals
James Ford Organ, Piano, Drums, Bass Guitar
Rob Ackroyd Guitar, Bass Guitar
Victoria Akintola Background Vocals
Christopher Lloyd Hayden Drums
Charlie Hugall Percussion, Drums, Bass Guitar
Mete Burch Bator Bass Guitar
Tom Moth Harp
Isabell Summers Percussion, Drums
Isabella Summers Piano
Tim McCall Guitar
Technical Credits
Sally Herbert String Arrangements
Mark Rankin Engineer
John Davis Mastering
Crispin Hunt Composer
Paul Epworth Composer, Additional Production
Richard Flack Vocal Producer
Eg White Composer, Producer
Steve Mackey Vocal Producer
James Ford Composer
Orlando Weeks Illustrations
Florence Welch Composer, Art Direction
Rob Ackroyd Composer
Christopher Lloyd Hayden Composer
Tabitha Denholm Art Direction
Hugh Frost Layout
Charlie Hugall Producer
Isabella Summers Composer, Additional Production
Allchin Composer
Anthony B. Stephens Composer
Matt Alchin Composer
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