- Ceremonials

Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials
CRITIC SCORE
78
Based on 23 reviews
2011 Rank: #109 / 830
USER SCORE
79
Based on
115 ratings

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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.

User Reviews
Jan 29, 2016
FinalLifeline
90
On her sophomore effort, Florence Welch succeeds at nearly matching the songwriting power of her debut while exceeding it in terms of grandeur. Her heavy Kate Bush influence and punk sensibility are mostly on the back-burner, with British soul playing the biggest hand in the sound here. "Shake It Out" is one of Florence's best anthems (THE best, truly, until "Ship to Wreck"), and the choir-backed chorus (featuring a pre-success Jessie Ware) is certainly her most beautiful. ... read more
Nov 8, 2015
Celestico
NR
+ : Only For A Night | Spectrum | Seven Devils | What The Water Gave Me
- : ...
Sep 19, 2015
LuchoCaprara
90
Favorite song: All This and Heaven Too
Jul 8, 2015
JustAReflektor
60
look at her lean on that mirror. look at that album cover. a fucking masterwork by photographer Dong Spongler 3000. so dramatic, my eyes already well like plastic pots in sub-Saharan rain. who DARES disrespect this mistress of such ephemeral beauties as "Shake It Out" and the grandiose - but subversive and inventive "Never Let Me Go". god DAMMIT im crying again. GOD DAMMIT. GOD DAMN THIS ARTIST, FRIG
May 24, 2015
ejscanlan
90
Another incredibly strong album!
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DETAILS

November 1, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Universal Republic / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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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
# 2 - TIME
# 13 - Under the Radar
MISC LISTS
# 8 - Billboard
# 8 - NPR Listeners
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