Florence and the Machine High as Hope
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SowingSeason
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July 4th 2018


32092 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I don't. The writer basically surmises that Florence and the Machine isn't meant to work with space, and that they should have let ballads be ballads and anthems be anthems. What a dumb point of view to have. This album is an unfurling of her artistic freedom, and it flows through various ups and downs to match the confessional stories that she pens. The line near the end Welch sounds content and resigned is flat out wrong too. To me the whole review just reads like the stubborn resistance of someone who wants his/her band to stay the same, and not take the next practical step in their evolution towards something more meaningful and artistic. I'd venture to say that this record reaches Radiohead levels of arty progression at times, which is a vast improvement on the formulas she's shown us on her other three albums.

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Mentasm
July 4th 2018


567 Comments


Hey sowing you must be feeling guilty for being a heterosexual white guy

SowingSeason
Moderator
July 4th 2018


32092 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

By p4k logic maybe

Mentasm
July 4th 2018


567 Comments


"I'd venture to say that this record reaches Radiohead levels of arty progression at times, which is a vast improvement on the formulas she's shown us on her other three albums."

Yeah, you should stop being a writer. You suck, dude. You're not on Plane or Chan's level so why bother? just fucking fade away already.

SowingSeason
Moderator
July 4th 2018


32092 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Man there's been a lot of extra stupidity floating around lately. Must be that the middle school children are on summer vacation.

Mentasm
July 4th 2018


567 Comments


What a cop-out. Man, stop being a fucking bitch.

SowingSeason
Moderator
July 4th 2018


32092 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Ok bye lol

army9700
July 4th 2018


1 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I made an account here just to say I agree with your review (if not the score; perfect scores are very rare to me) since you seem to be getting some flak, and that this reminds me of Joanna Newsom's Have One on Me. They are very, very formally different (and this is a third of the length) but their pleasures are the same -- earthy, subtle, emergent. That line in "June" gets me too.

I don't know why everyone seems to not like it but I think it's one of the best of the year. There is something else, raw and dark, pulsing through this album -- it comes through most clearly on the End of Love, but I love that the whole thing builds to that song. It's very cohesive.

neekafat
Contributing Reviewer
July 4th 2018


16764 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Will listen when her music stops reminding me of my ex

RosaParks
July 5th 2018


580 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

how is the average on this so low. this is their best project

Gyromania
July 5th 2018


28321 Comments


Wow Sowing. A 5 eh? Her last album was pretty middle of the road, wasn't expecting much from this.

Gyromania
July 5th 2018


28321 Comments


Also pitchfork is pretentious hipster trash and Chan is an overrated writer

SowingSeason
Moderator
July 5th 2018


32092 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

You won't 5 this Gyro, if I had to guess, but you will enjoy it. It's her quietest effort yet but it's also her best artistically; extremely smooth, intricate, and creative.

I think it's her best album to date, and I 5'd Ceremonials. If you're a casual fan this won't strike quite as hard but I recommend it regardless. My current AOTY if I had to guess. Also it's a huge grower so if on first listen you're not sold don't fret.

ProjectFreak
July 5th 2018


3883 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

oh this is growing on me bigtime. I've never actually listened to Lungs or Ceremonials in full but I love her voice and general melodrama, even if the last one was pretty uneven. But Grace is hitting me hard, and I've already expressed my thoughts on The End of Love...



Also, I think the Pitchfork review is actually pretty good even if I disagree. Those are valid critiques to make. But yeah Sowing, not that that troll mattered to you, but you're an incredible writer and one of the best parts of this falling-apart website. Keep on keepin' on.

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SowingSeason
Moderator
July 5th 2018


32092 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

ty Project, means a lot! let me know if this continues to grow and what tracks stand out to you...I adore it so I'm looking for people to discuss this with considering it's a possible AOTY for me.

Cryptkeeper
July 5th 2018


1897 Comments


Will listen when her music stops reminding me of my ex [2]


Cryptkeeper
July 5th 2018


1897 Comments


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Ashtiel
July 5th 2018


693 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

those soul vibes on "big god"



the chills are real.

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SowingSeason
Moderator
July 5th 2018


32092 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah as time goes on that song just gets better.

The orchestral part in the middle that breaks up the soul vibes is incredible too.

GhostB1rd
July 5th 2018


3810 Comments


Only thing better than a heterosexual white guy is a heterosexual white girl tbh.



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