Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials
Critic Score
Based on 32 reviews
2011 Ratings: #183 / 1003
Year End Rank: #27
User Score
Based on 774 ratings
2011 Ratings: #43
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

That rare sophomore outing that not only manages to avoid the slump, but bests its predecessor in the process.

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.

60
No Ripcord

This new material may be cut from the same cloth as Lungs, but it's missing something that album had.

60
Drowned in Sound

As a second album, it is perfectly acceptable and there are many aspects of it to admire.

60
Pitchfork

Instead of Lungs' charming, discombobulating diversity, Ceremonials suffers from repetitiveness. The few tracks that do deviate from the heaven's-crescendo formula hardly curb frustrations.

joshmadrid
96

Impressive grandiose divine gospel testament of the past decade: the 2010s, vouchsafe every human being to the magical promise land — a pulchritudinous seraphic work of art titled “Ceremonials” by the English indie rock band “Florence + The Machine” with the main vocalist, Florence Welch and the other talented members: Isabella Summers as the keyboardist, Rob Ackroyd as the guitarist, and Tom Monger as the harpist that forms a heavenly majestic group in the music ... read more

ARTPOP
85

Only If For A Night 8.8πŸ’š
Shake It Out 10.0πŸ’š
What The Water Gave Me 9.2πŸ’š
Never Let Me Go 10.0πŸ’š
Breaking Down 8.1πŸ’š
Lover To Lover 8.4πŸ’š
No Light,No Light 8.7πŸ’š
Seven Devils 7.4πŸ’š
Heartlines 8.6πŸ’š
Spectrum 9.6πŸ’š
All This And Heaven Too 8.4πŸ’š
Leave My Body 7.2πŸ’š
Breath Of Life 7.5πŸ’š
Take Care 8.1πŸ’š

Nota Final:85πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š(Muito Bom)⭐

LukasLima
86

* Only It For A Night (7.5/10)
* Shake It Out (9/10)
* What The Water Gave Me (8/10)
* Never Let Me Go (9.5/10)
* Breaking Down (8.5/10)
* Lover To Lover (8/10)
* No Light, No Light (9/10)
* Seven Devils (7/10)
* Heartlines (8.5/10)
* Spectrum (9/10)
* All This And Heaven Too (8/10)
* Leave My Body (9/10)
* Spectrum (Say My Name) (10/10)
* Breathe Of Life (9/10)
* Take Care (9/10)
* Remain Nameless (8.5/10)
* Strangeness And Charm (8/10)
* Bedroom Hymns (8/10)
* Landscape (9/10)

Nota Final: ... read more

pedrosabe16
69

This sophomore jumps out with the baroque pop as Florence's vocals reach biblical proportions. The things is, for a part of the time, 'Ceremonials' seems so concerned with its theme that it forgets everything else.

TheCarioca
81

Only If for a Night - 5/5 ❀
Shake It Out - 5/5 ❀
What the Water Gave Me - 5/5 ❀
Never Let Me Go - 5/5 ❀
Breaking Down - 3/5
Lover to Lover - 3/5
No Light, No Light - 4/5
Seven Devils - 3/5
Heartlines - 4/5
Spectrum - 5/5 ❀
All This and Heaven Too - 3/5
Leave My Body - 4/5

LAVS
88

STANDARD VERSION: 88/100

Only If for a Night - 10/10⭐
Shake It Out - 9.5/10⭐
What the Water Game Me - 8.5/10
Never Let Me Go - 9.5/10⭐
Breaking Dawn - 10/10⭐
Lover to Lover - 7/10
No Light, No Light - 10/10⭐
Seven Devils - 8/10
Heartlines - 7.5/10
Spectrum - 9/10⭐
All This and Heaven Too - 7.5/10
Leave My Body - 9.5/10⭐
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VARIOUS DELUXE VERSIONS: NR

Spectrum (Say My Name) - Calvin Harris Remix - ... read more

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Added on: September 13, 2011