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Lungs
     

Lungs

by Florence + the Machine
 

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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

Overview

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").]

Product Details

Release Date:
08/31/2010
Label:
Republic
UPC:
0602527091068
catalogNumber:
001471601
Rank:
372

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Tracks

  1. Dog Days Are Over
  2. Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
  3. I'm Not Calling You a Liar
  4. Howl
  5. Kiss With a Fist
  6. Girl With One Eye
  7. Drumming Song
  8. Between Two Lungs
  9. Cosmic Love
  10. My Boy Builds Coffins
  11. Hurricane Drunk
  12. Blinding
  13. You've Got The Love

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
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 + the Machine   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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