Florence + The Machine - Dance Fever
Critic Score
Based on 24 reviews
2022 Ratings: #65 / 330
User Score
Based on 683 ratings
2022 Ratings: #25
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Independent

In its commitment to euphoria, Dance Fever is an album that looks forward to the release of all the pandemic’s pent-up energy at this summer’s festivals, where (like the medieval market square jiggers) we can dance until we drop.

100
The Telegraph

Welch’s self-mythologising is extravagant, her poetic language overloaded, yet her lush music binds it all into something magical on songs that exploit explicitly female archetypes to examine her own psyche.

100
Spill Magazine

Those that are familiar with her past body of work will likely feel the exact same way about Dance Fever as they have with any other Florence + The Machine album prior – lots to adore but very little to remember.

100
Louder Than War
The festival queen Florence returns with an album of fierce and poignant songs inspired by plagues past and present.
90
The Line of Best Fit

Dance Fever feels like Welch’s biggest change of course in a decade.

90
Gigwise
Put perfectly by Florence, this is "grand self-mythology", spinning round magic and character until she has to land on herself.
90
Clash
Balancing a dramatic soundtrack with heartfelt emotion, Florence + the Machine invite you into their fever dream. A dance party to release your demons to, they cast yet another lyrically beautiful and musically capitulating spell.
80
Paste

When a band have been so focused on their brand for as long as Florence + The Machine have, it’s easy for them to box themselves in, muting their power; instead, Dance Fever is the sound of a band finding an escape route, rediscovering what makes them special.

80
Dork
Proof that absence can make the heart grow fonder, ‘Dance Fever’ is an album straining at its leash, dreaming of the freedom of the dancefloor.
80
NME
Pain and euphoria collide on album five, as Florence crafts huge choruses to explore her evolving relationship with dance.
80
Evening Standard

She’s far from the banshee of old, but this latest development is always absorbing.

80
Albumism

The mercurial Dance Fever is a chaotic return to form from more than just a ceaselessly stellar vocalist, and it is Florence + The Machine’s best album in a decade.

80
AllMusic

While this effort may not be Welch's surprise transformation into a full-on pop diva, Dance Fever is a generous offering to the goddesses of dance and restorative energy.

80
DIY
A welcome shot of fairy-tale hedonism ripe for post-pandemic dancefloor indulgence.
80
The Observer
The singer spares no details on her confessional, pared-back fifth album with nods to Madonna and the Stones.
80
musicOMH
Florence Welch’s fifth album is a startling return, full of all the elements which made us sit up and take notice of her in the first place
80
Mojo
Rather than falling between the two stools, she's taken a great leap forward at the very moment one was required.
71
Pitchfork
Florence Welch’s pandemic album turns her intensity inward, interrogating her relationship to performance and public image. These are her most personal lyrics, and among her most poignant.
70
Rolling Stone
The latest Florence + the Machine LP is an ecstatic prayer for post-pandemic redemption.
70
Northern Transmissions
‘Dance Fever’ is reflective of now; a time to celebrate overcoming shared trauma after a period of uncertainty and reflection. Scars and all.
70
PopMatters
Creating their most conceptual, theatrical work, Florence + the Machine air out their lockdown grievances and ugly feelings by reminding us all to dance it out.
70
The Needle Drop
Some of Florence's best songs and performances yet.
60
The Irish Times
Yes, this is a pop album by a major artist – but could it mark the beginning of a new, slightly weirder era of Florence and the Machine?
40
The Arts Desk
It’s all a bit proggy, at times a bit folky, very atmospheric and quintessentially English in many ways.
Davibitt1234
88

Florence + The Machine volta triunfantemente à música 4 anos após seu último álbum com 'Dance Fever', um registro no qual a banda traz um som e lírica que consegue encantar o ouvinte além de um conceito surpreendente e bem elaborado, conseguindo assim entregar um dos melhores discos do ano.

O quinto álbum de estúdio da banda é fascinante conceitualmente, e por isso acredito que seja interessante falar um pouco sobre isso. ... read more

Maqtheus
70

Então quer dizer que a bruxona resolveu lançar um álbum em plena sexta-feira 13?💀

Odeio sexta-feira 13, pois não existe um dia como esse em que nada de errado tenha acontecido ao meu redor. Mas, Dance Fever, o novo disco do Florence + The Machine conseguiu me convencer a ficar acordado até tarde para poder ter acesso a todo esse ritual surreal comandado por Florence Welch.

Em primeiro lugar, Dance Fever é um disco típico cheio de altos e ... read more

GersonAOTY
80

'Dance Fever' is a project with feeling and rhythm, which reflects the band's state of mind and the desire to change and find new ways of making art without losing their essence.

The album starts with the excellent "King" which has the production of Jack Antonoff who manages to work perfectly with Florence + The Machine to convey a song that elevates the band's potential. One of the phrases that most impacted me during the entire album was "the very thing you're best at is the ... read more

infatuation
69

bizarre to me that people prefer this to high as hope

90

It's a masterpiece in all the points of view, the lyrics are perfect, given its Florence, still amazes me her capacity to write about so much many things and make them coherent in one project.

SoundOwl
79

Florence's voice is superb on this one, as always. This album is full of dramatic highs and subdued lows, making for an overall satisfying listen. It fizzles out a bit towards the end however.

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Track List

1King
4:40
92
2Free
3:54
89
3Choreomania
3:33
85
4Back In Town
3:55
75
5Girls Against God
4:40
81
6Dream Girl Evil
3:47
84
7Prayer Factory
1:13
71
8Cassandra
4:17
87
9Heaven Is Here
1:51
79
10Daffodil
3:34
86
11My Love
3:51
90
12Restraint
0:47
70
13The Bomb
2:44
80
14Morning Elvis
4:22
81
Total Length: 47 minutes
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Added on: March 9, 2022