- Ceremonials

Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials
CRITIC SCORE
78
Based on 23 reviews
2011 Rank: #113 / 857
USER SCORE
79
Based on
136 ratings

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Amazon
iTunes
Apple Music
Spotify

CRITIC REVIEWS

80
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.

80
Fav Tracks: Never Let Me Go ,Leave My Body, All This and Heaven Too , Only If for Night
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
Celestico
NR
+ : Only For A Night | Spectrum | Seven Devils | What The Water Gave Me
- : ...
LuchoCaprara
90
Favorite song: All This and Heaven Too
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
More user reviews
Radiohead - In Rainbows

Radiohead

In Rainbows

St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

St. Vincent

Strange Mercy

Vampire Weekend - Contra

Vampire Weekend

Contra

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

Vampire Weekend

Modern Vampires of the City

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Frank Ocean

Channel Orange

Lorde - Pure Heroine

Lorde

Pure Heroine

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Arcade Fire

The Suburbs

Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel

Fiona Apple

The Idler Wheel

DETAILS

November 1, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Universal Republic / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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
# 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
Exclaim!'s Top 27 Albums of 2016 So Far
exclaim.ca
Exclaim!'s Top 27 Albums of 2016 So Far
Pitchfork's Top 50 Rap Mixtapes of the Millennium
pitchfork.com
Pitchfork's Top 50 Rap Mixtapes of the Millennium
Hear Crystal Castles’ New Single ‘Concrete’
spin.com
Hear Crystal Castles’ New Single ‘Concrete’
New Track: Aphex Twin - “CHEETAHT7b”
pitchfork.com
New Track: Aphex Twin - “CHEETAHT7b”
Paste: The 25 Best Albums of 2016 (So Far)
pastemagazine.com
Paste: The 25 Best Albums of 2016 (So Far)
Video: Angel Olsen – “Shut Up Kiss Me”
stereogum.com
Video: Angel Olsen – “Shut Up Kiss Me”
thump: The 25 Best Albums of 2016 So Far
thump.vice.com
thump: The 25 Best Albums of 2016 So Far
Video: The Strokes - "Threat of Joy"
youtube.com
Video: The Strokes - "Threat of Joy"


Added on: September 13, 2011