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Ceremonials by Florence And The Machine

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Reviewed on 6th November 2011.



By Florence And The Machine

Two years after Florence Wench debuted 'Lungs' and flew straight into the river of success, she unveils her second album 'Ceremonials'.

After enticing fans with the release of buzz track 'What The Water Gave Me' which differs slightly from what we would normally expect from Florence with a dark and haunting layer dusted with enchanting vocals, anticipation built around the release of the English beauty's second album.

Opening track 'Only If For A Night' begins with chiming harps and echoing drums. Lyrics just as catchy as you would expect from Florence as every song creates an essence of sing along, perfect for a festival setting. Slightly heavier than her debut, Florence shows her darker side through tracks such as 'Strangeness and Charm', 'Seven Devils', 'Never Let Me Go' and 'Heartlines'.

The classic twinkling harps remain throughout the album in tracks such as 'Shake It Out' which is the current single from 'Ceremonials'. The album in its entirety shows how Florence has found a sound she is comfortable with and definite progression from the smash hit that was her debut. Heavy hitting drums and busyness are key factors in 'Ceremonials' and I expect this album to be just a big if not bigger than Florence's debut.



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