Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials

Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials
CRITIC SCORE
77
Based on 21 reviews
2011 Rank: #118 / 716
USER SCORE
80
Based on
81 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
PopMatters
PopMatters

Elevating their idiosyncratic style to an even grander scale, Ceremonials makes Florence and the Machine’s captivating debut Lungs seem quaint and charming in comparison.

60
No Ripcord
No Ripcord

This new material may be cut from the same cloth as Lungs, but it's missing something that album had.

60
Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound

As a second album, it is perfectly acceptable and there are many aspects of it to admire.

User Reviews
JediMark
88
Picks: Only If for Night / Breaking Down / Seven Devils / Strangeness & Charm.
rapmartin12
97
Stand-out Tracks:
- Shake It Out
- Spectrum
- What The Water Gave Me
- Seven Devils
- Never Let Me Go
90
Top 5 : What The Water Gave Me, Only If For A Night, Never Let Me Go, Spectrum & Shake It Out.
90
A much better than the first album with many more memorable songs with a fascinating voice from Florence Welch and beautiful strings.
78
'Ceremonials' was a much larger 'Lungs', but without the edge. It doesn't have that same dazzling beauty, going instead for a fuller, more general sound. By anyone else's standards, this is eccentricity personified, but by Florence's standards, it doesn't have that sharpness. Still, songs like 'Only If For A Night', 'What The Water Gave Me', and 'Seven Devils' capture that ghostly spirit. A very strong album.
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DETAILS

RELEASED: November 1, 2011
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Universal Republic
GENRE: Indie Pop
TAGS
END OF YEAR LISTS
# 26 - A.V. Club
# 13 - Amazon
# 15 - Bigger Than The Sound
# 28 - Clash
# 31 - NME
# 25 - PopMatters
# 11 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 1 - Q Magazine
# 27 - Rolling Stone
# 22 - Slant
# 20 - The Fly
# 13 - Under the Radar
MISC LISTS
# 8 - Billboard
# 8 - NPR Listeners
# 2 - TIME
Track List
  1. Only If for Night
  2. Shake It Out 
  3. What The Water Gave Me 
  4. Never Let Me Go 
  5. Breaking Down 
  6. Lover to Lover 
  7. No Light No Light 
  8. Seven Devils
  9. Heartline 
  10. Spectrum 
  11. All This and Heaven Too 
  12. Leave My Body
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Added on: September 13, 2011