Florence + the Machine

(Music CD - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Universal Republic, 2011
Branch Call Number: CD 781.66 FLO


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May 25, 2013
  • anthonybencivengo rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Florence and her Machine brush aside the sophomore curse with an album even more well-crafted and anthemic than their debut. If there's any flaw in this strong collection of power-pop ballads, it's their tendency to be a bit TOO powerful, sometimes cutting to a crescendo at the expense of atmosphere. But honestly, why hold back when your lead singer has a voice like that?

While I did enjoy this album, I was a little uncomfortable while listening to it. Florence's apparent fascination with death and suicide is a little disconcerting.

Apr 17, 2013
  • emperor21 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

wonderful!!! love FLORENCE + THE MACHINE!!!

Dec 17, 2012
  • LeahP19 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The scale of this album is amazing - the orchestration and resulting textures envelop and feel full to bursting, without being overdone. Forget the critics that bemoan the 'melodrama' - grand and ambitious are the words they're looking for. And of course, Florence's voice is awesome.

For everyone that is on hold for this cd, there is another Ceremonials cd available with a much shorter hold list. It's the exact same cd as this one. For some reason, the library has Ceremonials listed twice, separate from one another. If you put the "other" cd on hold and you will get it much faster than staying on this hold list.

Aug 25, 2012
  • autism81 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Beautiful as it is haunting, esp vocally. Had it not been for the song/vid of "Dog Days Are Over" taken from her previous outing, Lungs, Florence has set the tone rather well on THIS outing that I have ever heard in awhile and recommend a listen definitely!

Aug 07, 2012
  • Daylight62 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really liked "Lungs" but this cd is by far the best one. Listened to it once and was completely smitten.

Jul 23, 2012
  • paublo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Absolutely phenomenal...Adele should have gotten no press-time compared to Florence this past year! I will say that I was slow to come around but if you listen to the complete album it will turn into a U2-type album that be completely stuck in your head for a month. Great pick-up!

Jun 20, 2012
  • w_rayner rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This album was somewhat disappointing, though only because Lungs will be impossible to top.

Feb 18, 2012
  • teamfinnick98 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The best and most stunning album of 2011. Florence Welch has amazing vocals and phenomenal song writing skills. Every single song is a triumph on its own, and together they make the ultimate album. I am anxiously waiting for her next album, since I'm the biggest Florence + The Machine fan.

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Apr 03, 2013
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Jul 23, 2012
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Apr 17, 2013
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