Florence + The Machine - Lungs
Critic Score
Based on 23 reviews
2009 Ratings: #82 / 845
Year End Rank: #23
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Based on 429 ratings
2009 Ratings: #42
July 6, 2009 / Release Date
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oh
100
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
demon
61
what a shame, oh. shouldve let 93punx play.
77
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
Plats
85
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

Score:
8.5
Awesome
dumbmoonlight
75
Hey, this is fun! It reminds me of the tales I've heard about Brazil's dictatorship times, where hippies and school students vowed to protect each other from the military, while holding secret meetings in basements. The aesthetic is pleasing, even if not my style, and I can imagine "Kiss With A Fist" being recorded by Avril Lavigne, but this is quite nice, all right.
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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 
  8. Betweeen 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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