Florence and the Machine High as Hope
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Sniff
July 2nd 2018


5348 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Was underwhelmed

tommygun
July 2nd 2018


26843 Comments


awful artist will not JAM

klap
Staff Reviewer
July 2nd 2018


12039 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Patricia is a choon

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SowingSeason
Moderator
July 2nd 2018


29574 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Honestly this might be better than Ceremonials like holy shit. Can't say I'm shocked at the 2.5's (this did little for me first couple listens) but damn this deserves better.

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Papa Universe
July 2nd 2018


19677 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I liked it from the get-go. Then the 7/10 slidified.

Veldin
July 2nd 2018


3773 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

moar leik high af

SowingSeason
Moderator
July 2nd 2018


29574 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

All I know is that if the year ended today it'd be a battle to the death between this and Ben Howard for AOTY; that's about as much praise as I can heap on this so I'll stop (...for now)

bgillesp
July 2nd 2018


6590 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Ya, dis a grower. Not on the level of Ben Howard, and especially not near Shakey Graves or Rainbow Kitten Surprise though (still betting you'll 4.5+ them)

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SowingSeason
Moderator
July 2nd 2018


29574 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Oops yeah still need to check that

I'm the worst at following through on recs

Ashtiel
July 2nd 2018


300 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

the soul vibes on "big god" give me life



and "hunger" fucks me up

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BlackwaterPork
July 3rd 2018


4389 Comments


She’s always been average tho

RadicalEd
July 3rd 2018


9432 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You can't even be average with those pipes.



(Also I'm just checking this and Hunger is easily her most poignant song)

RadicalEd
July 3rd 2018


9432 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Also Ceremonials is far and away their worst album. It's just too much, too loud, too grandiose.



Last two Songs are real tear-jerkers.

DoofusWainwright
July 3rd 2018


19992 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Fat M sounds like a hip hop

RadicalEd
July 3rd 2018


9432 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

umm... what?

DoofusWainwright
July 3rd 2018


19992 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

FATM aka Fat M - Ghetto Lungs



I dunno, I could just post I hate this woman and her dreadful music but thought I’d just post something more cryptic for fear of coming across rude.



I misjudged.



I hate this woman and her music. Now I’ve made myself understood.



Honestly surprised anyone can dig this brassy bombastic derivative trash but hey







DoofusWainwright
July 3rd 2018


19992 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

This was less annoying than her debut though

SowingSeason
Moderator
July 3rd 2018


29574 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

How Big/Blue/Beautiful is easily her worst for me, just feels like an identity crisis. As good as Lungs is, that's next but only because this and Ceremonials are two of the best pop albums I've ever heard vocally. The theatrics and grandiosity of Ceremonials never bothered me and if anything made me like it more.

WhiteNoise
July 3rd 2018


3625 Comments


I feel like the biggest weirdo because I actually can’t stand her voice.
I have no problem with any Florence and the machine songs from a production or songwriting point of view (from, what I’ve heard) but something about her voice/singing just rubs me the wrong way.

SowingSeason
Moderator
July 3rd 2018


29574 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

To some her voice is melodramatic. She has a tendency to overemphasize lines that don't need to be, to over sing quieter musical moments, etc. I think on Ceremonials it worked well because everything was so over the top to begin with. You might not like it as much here where everything is more subdued, although she's also adjusted to the music around her a lot better IMO.



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