Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials
Critic Score
Based on 31 reviews
2011 Ratings: #175 / 938
Year End Rank: #29
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Based on 501 ratings
2011 Ratings: #58
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November 1, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Universal Republic / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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That rare sophomore outing that not only manages to avoid the slump, but bests its predecessor in the process.


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.


Thanks @Oh for the recommendation. THIS IS AWESOME!
Florence + the Machine capture the perfect amount of pop tracks on their 2nd studio album. The memorable melodies/harmonies, the driving sense of purpose within its cohesion, and a simple execute make for an above-standard pop release! Love the vocals too!

Color: Yellow
FAV TRACKS: Heartlines, What the Water Gave Me, Lover to Lover, Shake It Out, No Light No Light, Breaking Down, Seven Devils, Only If For a Night, All This and Heaven ... read more
( ☆☆☆☆ ) — breathtakingly solid
The goddess creating a new testament.
Pound the drums, pluck the harp! Florence is here, and she's here to stay. The band's sophomore effort transcends further into a magical euphoria, with grandiose arrangements and Welch's remarkable voice belting out their best lyrics yet. This is a must for all baroque listeners. Florence is a legend in the making, and Ceremonials is a testament.
Florence + The Machine's second studio album which grows on their sound from their debut to create a more cohesive record where Florence Welsh's vocals take full control with powerful and memorable lyrics with a commanding voice which will always sound impressive to me.Even though, the band's debut has a lot more of her well-known tracks are her bops like Dogs Days Are Over, Ceremonials overall is a more coherent and enjoyable album overall.

Track Review

Only If for Night 8.5/10
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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