Florence + the Machine: High as Hope (Album Review)

Florence + the Machine's new album, High As Hope, is a beautiful, beguiling, and bold work of art. The standout tracks are: the gorgeously uncanny "Big God"; the lilting, ethereal "Sky Full of Song"; the exquisite piano ballad "Grace"; and "100 Years," which builds into a otherwordly, cacophonous choir of voice and percussion. The songs... Continue Reading →

Muruch’s Top 25 Albums of 2011

This year's top album list pretty much assembled itself throughout the year. The top 4 in particular are albums I expect to continue to listening to over and over for years to come. Click on the album titles to read the full reviews, purchase the albums, and, in some cases, download mp3s… Muruch’s Top 25... Continue Reading →

Florence + the Machine: Ceremonials

I've been holding my Top Albums of 2011 post back for a few weeks awaiting the arrival of Florence + the Machine's new album, Ceremonials. It was a wise decision, for it will most certainly be on the list. While the British band's brilliant debut, Lungs, wrapped its bold drama and striking vocal acrobatics in... Continue Reading →

Various Artists: Rave On Buddy Holly

Rave On Buddy Holly will be released on June 28th and you can stream the album in its entirety below. With a cast of superstar singers like Florence + The Machine, Fiona Apple, Patti Smith, She & Him and Lou Reed, I'm not at all surprised that I love this new tribute to rock 'n'... Continue Reading →

Florence + The Machine: Lungs

Yes, Florence + The Machine's debut Lungs should have been on my Top 2009 albums list, but I didn't get the CD until this year. I did hear "Kiss With a Fist" when Lungs was first released last year and added the album to my ridiculously long wishlist, but I now know that shiny pop... Continue Reading →

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