Florence + The Machine - Lungs
Critic Score
Based on 25 reviews
2009 Ratings: #78 / 867
Year End Rank: #24
User Score
Based on 529 ratings
2009 Ratings: #48
Liked by 15 people
July 6, 2009 / Release Date
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Indie Pop / Genres
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Basically everyone on AOTY knows that I love Florence + The Machine, so I'm gonna try and do long reviews for all there 4 albums. The first song I ever heard from Florence was Dog Days Are Over, and I didn’t really like it at first. This was like 6 years ago so I don’t even know if it was this song but, I remember not really liking the vocals and now I think she’s one of the best singers of all time. This debut is probably her worst album but, I still really love this album a ... read more
Dark, beautiful, weird, and highlighted with Florence's amazing voice. "Lungs" is a great debut from a now great pop artist.

Fav Tracks: Howl, Dog Days Are Over, Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up), Cosmic Love, Between Two Lungs, I'm Not Calling You A Liar, Drumming Song, A Kiss With A Fist

Least Fav Track: Girl With One Eye

It's a good idea to listen back to the entirety of Florence and the Machine's debut, and not just the songs that got huge and endured. This is because, well, it's quite good, but it's also fun to see the birth of her now-distinctive aesthetic. Several songs have the instrumentation and melodies that could have been delivered by several singers who get lumped into the quirky British indie pop girl crowd, but the arrangements were too small to box in Florence Walsh's enormous voice. It's an album ... read more
Faves: Howl, Cosmic Love, My Boys Builds Coffins & Hardest of Hearts.
One of 2009's best pop albums, on the credit of "Rabbit Heart" and "Kiss With a Fist" alone. Luckily, Florence had more than a few catchy melodies up her sleeve. This is her best album to date on a song-by-song basis, with "Cosmic Love" and "Dog Days are Over" rounding out the singles. The rest of the album is great. "Howl" is my personal favorite, with "Blinding" close behind, with it's haunting refrain and creepy whispered ending. ... read more
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Track List

  1. Dog Days Are Over
  2. Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
  3. I'm Not Calling You a Liar
  4. Howl
  5. Kiss With a Fist
  6. Girl With One Eye
  7. Drumming Song
  8. Between Two Lungs
  9. Cosmic Love
  10. My Boy Builds Coffins
  11. Hurricane Drunk
  12. Blinding
  13. You've Got the Love
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