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Florence + The Machine: “Ceremonials”

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Variety and quality with a tremendous sense of value: Florence + The Machine are back.

florence and the machine ceremonial reviewsThere’s nothing wrong with having a thing for 20 tracks-long records filled with diva pop and a sense for grandiloquence. Knowing that, you’ll have no shame digging through “Ceremonial”. It is lenghty for sure, and yet it manages not to get boring : what makes it work isn’t just Florence’s large registry of vocal performances, it is the keen sense of dynamism and variation the band puts in every song. You’ve got the Aretha Franklin vibe on ‘Lover To Lover’ and just one track later, you feel like Arcade Fire’s just gone another step further with ‘No Light, No Light’. Despite a few understandable let-downs here and there, the whole experience is indeed enthralling.

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Written by Benoit Rajalu

November 16, 2011 at 10:27

Posted in Reviews

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