‘Ceremonials’ Demonstrates Florence and the Machine’s Maturity

Posted: November 4, 2011 by jerkmag in BLARE -- music
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Not to double post on ya’ll, but this was necessary.  A few weeks ago, I spoke about my excitement for the release of Florence and the Machine’s second album “Ceremonials” and it was finally released on November 1.  

I have already listened to the album in its entirety several times.  “Ceremonials”  has the same F+TM feel as their debut album “Lungs,” but it seems to have a stronger sense of maturity.  The songs have a depth to them that isn’t as apparent on “Lungs.”

All of the new songs seem to also be backed with stronger instrumentals than the tracks on their first album. Many of those tracks used the tactics of straight drumming or even acoustic singing.  Whereas, many of the tracks on “Ceremonials” are backed by full instrumentation, making the songs sound more complete and mature.

With the album having already sold over 50,000 copies in two days, it is predicted to push Coldplay’s “Mylo Xyloto” off the top of the UK chart on Sunday and take the number one spot.  I predict that in a few weeks, the album will make its way to the top of the U.S. charts as well.  A few of my favorite tracks that you should check out are “Only If For A Night,” “Leave My Body,” and “No Light, No Light.”

Check out the entire album on Spotify here.

-Hayley Isaacson

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