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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 33
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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. Feb 2, 2013
    10
    Florence has an absolutely amazing voice! It surprises me that people actually like the junk on the modern pop radios. Justin Bieber? Please,Florence has an absolutely amazing voice! It surprises me that people actually like the junk on the modern pop radios. Justin Bieber? Please, Florence The Machine is what people should be listening to. The touching songs in this album just make you happy. Expand
  3. Jan 23, 2011
    10
    Lungs is an amazing album, all the way through. Dog Days Are Over is one of my favorite songs of all time, and Cosmic Love and Rabbit HeartLungs is an amazing album, all the way through. Dog Days Are Over is one of my favorite songs of all time, and Cosmic Love and Rabbit Heart (Raise it Up) are also standout tracks. There is not a song on the album that isn't good, and each one has something unique that pulls you in. Drumming song is instantly catchy and sticks in your head. Girl With One Eye took a while to get used to, but after multiple listens it is just as good as everything else on the CD. None of the songs get old, and i have played this CD more than anything I have ever owned. Definetely one of my favorite albums of all time. Expand
  4. Oct 28, 2011
    10
    This is my favourite album. That just about sums it up. It's like a collage of genres expertly put together to create something greater thanThis is my favourite album. That just about sums it up. It's like a collage of genres expertly put together to create something greater than any one of them alone Expand
  5. May 10, 2014
    9
    I think it's called Lungs because it's breathtaking. This album has so many unique tracks, and it feels so unique and perfect. I love theI think it's called Lungs because it's breathtaking. This album has so many unique tracks, and it feels so unique and perfect. I love the instrumentals, and the powerful voice behind it all. Expand
  6. May 24, 2011
    8
    Florence shrieks , howls and yelps better than anyone in the game. Lungs is great ; its like cake. Totally amazing but if you eat cake everyFlorence shrieks , howls and yelps better than anyone in the game. Lungs is great ; its like cake. Totally amazing but if you eat cake every day it becomes less of a treat. 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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