Ceremonials - Florence & The Machine


Album Introduction
The follow up to Florence + The Machine’s 2009 debut Lungs, Ceremonials is a romantic epic filled with haunting pop hymns. Heavy with heartbreak, sin, salvation, and spirits, Florence Welch’s vocals pierce like howling prayers. "I am done with my graceless heart/ So tonight I'm gonna cut it out and then restart," she sings on “Shake It Out,” an anthem about setting the past free since “it’s hard to dance with the devil on your back.” An all-around grandiose production, other stand-outs include “Heartlines,” “All This And Heaven Too,” and "Leave My Body," on which, joined by a choir, Florence illuminates: "I don't want your future, I don't need your past/ One bright moment, is all I ask." Laura Checkoway, Google Play. More>>