Lungs

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  • Summary: The debut album for the band led by Florence Welch was produced by Paul Epworth, James Ford and Steve Mackay.
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
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  1. The debut from Britain's much-fussed-over Florence + the Machine finally hits the States, and Lungs proves they're worth the adoration.
  2. Because those pipes are big enough to shake the rain from the trees and, with an eclectic balance of genres leaning heavily towards folk and soul, she's got enough support to make her seem powerful rather than overbearing.
  3. Florence's music is particularly sensitive to studio gloss; her singing is a fine balance between elegance and frenzy.
  4. While the comparisons were apt at the time, 'Kiss with a Fist' turned out to be a red herring in the wake of the release of Lungs, one of the most musically mature and emotionally mesmerizing albums of 2009.
  5. As it is, they're more than quite good, and all the better for the tracks that surround them.
  6. Lungs is a cloud-headed introduction to Welch's world, where It Girl hype, coffins, violence, and ambition combust on impact; it's a platinum-shellacked demo reel drunk on its own hi-fi-ness.
  7. These songs probably sound otherworldly when played live, but the over-laden stylization actually fills Lungs with unnecessary fat.

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  1. Positive: 39 out of 39
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  1. Aug 14, 2010
    10
    Every track on this album is great. It's definitely a great buy and I think Florence + The Machine will be around for a while. Go buy this album now!!
  2. Nov 19, 2013
    10
    One of the most amazing debut in years. Florence Welch is a tremendous vocalist with power and she is smart enough to not under-use orOne of the most amazing debut in years. Florence Welch is a tremendous vocalist with power and she is smart enough to not under-use or over-use her power when singing. Tracks such as "Cosmic Love" and "You've Got the Love" sound like nothing else out there. They're definitely gonna be in the industry for a long long time. Expand
  3. Aug 29, 2016
    10
    Masterpiece, just wonderful and melodic/mysterious sounds.
    Epic and magical lyrics/voice by Florence*
    An unique album with another
    Masterpiece, just wonderful and melodic/mysterious sounds.
    Epic and magical lyrics/voice by Florence*
    An unique album with another references of Alternative.
    Just listen, you won't regret it, i promise*
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  4. Nov 27, 2013
    10
    ALBUM PERFEITO!!! Uma artista como florence deveria merecer todos os prêmios possíveis por essa obra de arte, pois novo, único, espetacular eALBUM PERFEITO!!! Uma artista como florence deveria merecer todos os prêmios possíveis por essa obra de arte, pois novo, único, espetacular e principalmente maravilhoso em seu conceito.

    Melhores faixas: Dog Days Are Over e Rabbit Heart (Raise Up)
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  5. May 19, 2016
    9
    Lungs é o ponto mais "fraco" da carreira da banda Florence + The Machine. Por esse motivo, prova-se que a banda sabe fazer música boa em todosLungs é o ponto mais "fraco" da carreira da banda Florence + The Machine. Por esse motivo, prova-se que a banda sabe fazer música boa em todos os sentidos, pois o álbum é maravilhoso. Todas as músicas da versão Standard são divinas. O que o estraga é a versão Deluxe, que vem com várias faixas descartáveis. Porém a Deluxe não tira o encanto que é a obra-prima Lungs. Destaque positivo para "Cosmic Love" e "Dog Days Are Over". Expand
  6. Oct 2, 2011
    9
    Florence knows how to be powerful and not get too Aretha, exagerating a beat. With strange lyrics, a lot of harps and cytaras, and a sweet andFlorence knows how to be powerful and not get too Aretha, exagerating a beat. With strange lyrics, a lot of harps and cytaras, and a sweet and at the same time tough vocal, she gives us the indiest album I have ever listen. And her live performances are the best thing, with great presence and terrific voice. "Dog Days Are Over", "Between Two Lungs", "Bird Song" and "Cosmic Love" are one of this greatest on this great CD. Expand
  7. THall
    Oct 20, 2009
    7
    A pretty decent album. It's stange in that it sags in the MIDDLE of the album, finishing and starting very strongly.The awful.

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