- Ceremonials

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

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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
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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
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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