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 40
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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. Jul 10, 2012
    10
    Lungs is the first album I've heard that I've loved every single track. Florence Welch is an incredibly talented singer and her music is aLungs is the first album I've heard that I've loved every single track. Florence Welch is an incredibly talented singer and her music is a great baroque pop indie mix. Dog Days are Over, Cosmic Love, and Blinding are my favorites. Expand
  3. Feb 7, 2016
    10
    Glad the critics agrees with me that this is Florence's best album. Every track is different from each other and all are flawless, the onlyGlad the critics agrees with me that this is Florence's best album. Every track is different from each other and all are flawless, the only one I'd consider as average is Kiss Wish A Fist, which also strays from the album's Art Rock sound to a more punk sound. Florence's lyricism is fantastic and emotional, and her amazing strong vocals do them justice. Expand
  4. 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
  5. Dec 11, 2011
    9
    A very solid album. It has a good blend of upbeat, and slower tempo melodies. Florence's voice really shines in some of the songs, and thereA very solid album. It has a good blend of upbeat, and slower tempo melodies. Florence's voice really shines in some of the songs, and there are some songs that just make you feel out-of-this-world. There are a few moments where things could've been handled better, but most of the songs are so good that it doesn't even matter. Expand
  6. Sep 14, 2015
    8
    Their next albums are better, (that's good) but I love this album! I love all the songs on this album, but my favorite is Girl With One EyeTheir next albums are better, (that's good) but I love this album! I love all the songs on this album, but my favorite is Girl With One Eye (the Percussion Version) it looks very dark! Florence made a great job, if you didn't go listen their next albums. Expand
  7. Dec 19, 2016
    5
    It's big and majestic, but it's also oversang and overblown. Florence Welch has an incredibly powerful voice, but she all too often sticks toIt's big and majestic, but it's also oversang and overblown. Florence Welch has an incredibly powerful voice, but she all too often sticks to using volume, rather than vocal control. Hearing her use her impressive range gets old, quick. Powerful notes are wonderful, but when you don't have the vibrato to control them, they end becoming one thing - SHOUTS. Expand

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