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 →

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 →

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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