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FreddieDelaney31
July 11th 2018


4622 Comments


To each their own but pheeeewwww I cannot stand it lol

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SowingSeason
Moderator
July 11th 2018


27719 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

At worst it feels out of place. I'd say reorder without that track but there's only 10 songs so...

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Dewinged
July 16th 2018


11061 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I can't get the same energy that I got with her debut. There are some really good tracks, "Patricia" specially, but the senseless belting out here gets her nowhere.

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ProjectFreak
July 17th 2018


2975 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

you say "senseless belting" like she doesn't have an incredible voice

Dewinged
July 17th 2018


11061 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

She does but I dont wanna be constantly reminded, if u know what i mean.

gschwen
July 21st 2018


61 Comments


I’m only familiar with her big single Shake it out, but I’m not impressed by this effort. Was waiting for a big hook, anything to drag me into this ... the best things she has going is a great big voice and some really good lyrics. The music is the hang up for me, it’s not particularly inspired or interesting and is completely dependent on what was above me called “senselsss belting”. Seems like a waste of some really great talent for this not to be a better album.

AngryJohnny
July 23rd 2018


811 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This was better on 2nd listen, initially didn't think it was going to get a third spin but will now need to give it a fair few more goes

Dewinged
July 24th 2018


11061 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I love her first one so fucking much, but I just can't get into this one for some reason.

SowingSeason
Moderator
August 3rd 2018


27719 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

the end of 'June' is epic

brandontaylor
August 8th 2018


712 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this could grow on me, but i enjoyed the maximalism of how big how blue and the more subdued path here doesn't quite click as much for me. june and patricia are gorgeous though.

jmh886
August 8th 2018


2103 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

some really good tunes on here. some ok.

danielcardoso
August 8th 2018


11757 Comments


Yeah I only gave this record one listen but I remember digging a fair amount of it.

FireproofLine
August 8th 2018


2 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Decided to listen to this after being impressed with Hunger and love the album. I've always kinda dismissed Florence but now I'm curious to listen to their past albums.

Divaman
August 9th 2018


2763 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I think Florence Welch is Annie Lennox in desperate need of a Dave Stewart.

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ProjectFreak
August 9th 2018


2975 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

" i enjoyed the maximalism of how big how blue "



weird, I thought that album was, by and large, too restrained. this is pretty restrained but it's so much more consistent than HBHBHB

Divaman
August 9th 2018


2763 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I generally find her songwriting inconsistent, but there are usually one or two on every album that I like a lot. There's none of that here. These feel very loosely written musically, like they're mostly just an excuse for her to do what she wants to do with her voice. I get that these are very personal lyrics for her, but I don't care about the lyrics unless you put them into a decent song.

I also notice that although this album has done very well with the critics, there's a bit of a falloff with the general public. The sales are down on this one compared to her previous efforts, and even though it charted high, even that's a little lower than her first three albums.

Xenophanes
Staff Reviewer
September 12th 2018


1303 Comments


Stay safe for all those in NC and SC

“Run fast for your mother run fast for your father
Run for your children for your sisters and brothers
Leave all your love and your longing behind you
Can't carry it with you if you want to survive”



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