Florence and the Machine   High as Hope
3.5
great
Release Date: 2018
Tracklist

 Full ReviewRatings (169) Give your Rating

4.0 excellentbobcarl2 | July 3rd 18

Yes, it's really that good. I haven't really listened to much of this band but this album is just beautiful.

1 Bumps | Bump

4.0 excellentevolve9 | July 1st 18

Probably her best and most cohesive effort yet. The usual Florence with her over-the-top antics is suspiciously gone and replaced with someone far more experienced and, in a way, tired. It's still an album filled with her trademark soaring vocals and epic song climaxes but unlike her previous releases, she gives herself some room to breathe and in doing so produces some of the most emotional moments of her career (see: Grace and The End of Love). Overall, High as Hope is a delightful, tightly-packed experience which proves that Florence isn't a one-trick pony. Definitely excited for her future records!

1 Bumps | Bump

4.0 excellentProjectFreak | June 29th 18

I wish the musical diversity and vastly improved lyrics didn't come at the expense of the manic
Florence energy, but there's a good bit to chew on here. Oh, and The End of Love belongs on
everyone's SOTY list.

edit: Oh boy it's a grower


1 Bumps | Bump

0.0 thelamestallion | October 8th 18

What I love about Florence on this album is that she gradually becomes more confident and
honest as a singer-songwriter, she becomes an art persona with her own philosophy I'd say.
She becomes a poetess and she is very organic in this incarnation.
The album though doesn't reach the HBHBHB's energy and grandeur as well as lyrically it
never reaches its predeccessor's empathic catchiness (though it moves towards some pretty
clever and adroit aphoristicity), but it doesn't need any of these things as it's an album
of its own specific purpose: a respite, a quiet and sincere reflection on life itself and
other people; here Florence is less locked in herself, and it's a very important position
for a poet.
I'm tremendously curious to see what she will come up with next.

Bump

3.5 greatNorthernSkylark | February 11th 19
4.0 excellentneekafat | February 6th 19
2.5 averageiForgeEons | February 6th 19
5.0 classictrackbytrackreviews | February 5th 19
2.5 averageSlothcoreSam | January 26th 19
4.0 excellentghworin | January 25th 19
3.5 greatBehexen | January 21st 19
3.5 greatdedex | January 20th 19
3.0 goodgschwen | January 16th 19
5.0 classicValkyrie | January 12th 19
3.5 greatBeyondNoise | January 2nd 19
4.0 excellentAnanasins | December 30th 18
3.0 goodVeldin | December 30th 18
3.5 greatKatastrophiic | December 23rd 18
4.0 excellentPizzabakker5 | December 21st 18
2.5 averageStonedManatee | December 18th 18
4.0 excellentXXMurdaBeatzXX | December 18th 18
3.5 greatFullOfSounds | December 15th 18
4.5 superbBrendan Schroer | December 10th 18
3.5 greatwoxdy | December 5th 18
3.0 goodAcole9 | December 3rd 18
4.5 superbvalek | December 2nd 18
3.5 greatLeoAV | November 19th 18
3.0 goodsin69 | November 13th 18
3.5 greatMUNGOLOID | November 4th 18
3.0 goodCoast | November 3rd 18
3.0 goodMonsterpoptart | October 30th 18
3.5 greatK3nsei69 | October 30th 18
2.5 averagepepster50 | October 25th 18
3.0 goodpedritoyellobo28 | October 24th 18
4.5 superbcaninecommander | October 23rd 18
2.5 averagehadriel | October 19th 18
4.5 superbForestWhale | October 17th 18
4.0 excellentknightshade7 | October 16th 18
1.5 very poorJohnCoil888 | October 9th 18
4.5 superbNathaniel | October 5th 18
3.5 greatLucman | October 4th 18
3.0 goodf1shgold | September 26th 18
4.0 excellentChanning Freeman STAFF | September 21st 18
3.0 goodmommypig | September 21st 18
4.0 excellentZakkyChan | September 21st 18
3.0 gooddunnope | September 20th 18
4.5 superbAlphaZoey2008 | September 17th 18
3.0 goodfurkhanayd | September 16th 18
2.0 poorBeyondCosby | September 14th 18
3.5 greatSpeachImpediment | September 12th 18
3.0 goodKevin Durant | September 11th 18
4.0 excellentpumi | September 10th 18
3.5 greatBrandonisaacson416 | September 8th 18
3.5 greatElijah Sharp | September 2nd 18
3.5 greatHaelaeif | August 19th 18
4.0 excellentzazza | August 15th 18
3.5 greatZBJE | August 11th 18
3.5 greatatokad432 | August 10th 18
3.0 goodWillie STAFF | August 10th 18
2.0 poorDivaman | August 9th 18
4.0 excellentFireproofLine | August 8th 18
3.0 goodFelkFg | August 8th 18
4.0 excellentbrandontaylor | August 8th 18
4.0 excellentMetalstyles EMERITUS | August 8th 18
3.0 goodIgnimbrite | August 7th 18
3.5 greathamid95 | July 31st 18
4.0 excellentbatstevens | July 29th 18
3.0 goodAngryJohnny | July 26th 18
4.5 superbClassicJaguar | July 25th 18
3.0 goodpitchforkrates | July 23rd 18
3.5 greattheneedledrop | July 23rd 18
3.5 greatJadiel | July 22nd 18
4.0 excellentAszhi | July 22nd 18
3.0 goodbutcherboy CONTRIBUTOR | July 21st 18
3.5 greatLedZep94 | July 21st 18
3.5 greatBradleyLayne | July 20th 18
4.0 excellentgreg84 EMERITUS | July 19th 18
3.5 greatjmh886 | July 19th 18
4.0 excellentChildOfHate | July 18th 18
3.0 goodDewinged | July 16th 18
3.0 goodIrving STAFF | July 16th 18
4.5 superbErocktheGreatest | July 16th 18
3.5 greatRivalSkoomaDealer | July 15th 18
3.0 goodCGayda | July 14th 18
4.0 excellentARTV | July 14th 18
4.0 excellentNickelbackFTL | July 13th 18
3.5 greatHanniepanniee | July 13th 18
4.0 excellentAshtiel | July 12th 18
2.5 averageChrysalis76 | July 12th 18
4.0 excellentajcollins15 | July 12th 18
4.0 excellentgrandfather | July 11th 18
3.0 goodBeardedBird | July 11th 18
3.5 greatAllergist | July 10th 18
4.0 excellentConorIsNotHere | July 10th 18
3.0 goodellagos | July 10th 18
3.0 goodTravelhead | July 10th 18
4.0 excellentbzt | July 9th 18
3.5 greatDave S. M. | July 9th 18
3.5 greatRudy K. STAFF | July 9th 18
3.0 goodAndrew Walker | July 8th 18
4.0 excellentAnaCosta | July 7th 18
3.0 goodmindleviticus | July 7th 18
2.5 averagechtrenne | July 7th 18
3.5 greatTwigTW | July 7th 18
3.0 goodThibs | July 7th 18
3.0 goodScreamau | July 6th 18
4.0 excellentXhoven | July 6th 18
4.5 superbRedfive | July 6th 18
3.5 greatTomBombadil | July 5th 18
4.0 excellenthumblerodent | July 5th 18
4.0 excellentDean M. CONTRIBUTOR | July 5th 18
3.5 greatscrappy | July 5th 18
3.0 goodxuewen | July 5th 18
4.0 excellentDirEnMotionless | July 5th 18
3.0 goodmrhanky | July 5th 18
4.0 excellentgrandbazaar | July 4th 18
3.0 goodGueero | July 4th 18
3.0 goodSp00kyGr00ves | July 4th 18
4.5 superbmonotsam13 | July 4th 18
4.5 superbarmy9700 | July 4th 18
2.0 poorSandbitchButthole | July 4th 18
4.0 excellentashcrash9 | July 4th 18
1.0 awfulrazedtotheground | July 4th 18
4.0 excellentWilliamJ | July 4th 18
1.5 very poorMr Snrub | July 4th 18
4.5 superbLastPlaceDandy | July 3rd 18
4.0 excellentmayesaman2 | July 3rd 18
4.5 superbscooper34 | July 3rd 18
3.0 goodBigpapad | July 3rd 18
4.0 excellentStephenMusic | July 3rd 18
4.0 excellentRadicalEd | July 3rd 18
1.5 very poorDoofusWainwright | July 3rd 18
3.0 goodYayoG1 | July 2nd 18
4.0 excellentanobsoletevernacular | July 2nd 18
3.5 greatlamont01 | July 2nd 18
2.5 averageFrank - the rater of 3.5 | July 2nd 18
3.5 greatRisodo | July 2nd 18
3.5 greatwatsonjr | July 2nd 18
4.0 excellentfaultline25 | July 2nd 18
3.5 greattownseru | July 2nd 18
3.0 goodvorallemswans | July 2nd 18
4.0 excellentformer sputnik's home post-punk maester | July 2nd 18
2.5 averageSupernatural103 | July 2nd 18
4.0 excellentChristopher Y. | July 1st 18
4.0 excellentLee Whear | July 1st 18
5.0 classicSowingSeason STAFF | July 1st 18
3.5 greatjdubbs11 | July 1st 18
4.0 excellentoisincoleman64 | July 1st 18
4.5 superbteenidle13 | July 1st 18
3.5 greatbOundlessOceans | July 1st 18
4.5 superbgrindcorecore | July 1st 18
3.0 goodbharry | June 30th 18
3.5 greatbrokencycle | June 30th 18
4.0 excellentRhaegarHarp | June 30th 18
4.0 excellentFaraudo | June 30th 18
3.5 greatNagrarok | June 30th 18
3.5 greatHanders | June 30th 18
3.0 goodhttps://rateyourmusic.com/~lethalpaintball | June 29th 18
3.5 greatINTERNATIONAL POPSTAR STEVEN WILSON | June 29th 18
3.5 greatjackie2008 | June 29th 18
4.0 excellentSite HevyDevy Specialist | June 29th 18
2.5 averagewg98 | June 29th 18
4.0 excellentBlindsided | June 29th 18
4.0 excellentReini Eden | June 29th 18
4.0 excellentgryndstone | June 29th 18
3.5 greatTheSleepys | June 29th 18
4.0 excellentTatremyMusic | June 29th 18
4.5 superbRosaParks | June 29th 18
4.5 superbRadioheadIsOverrated | June 28th 18
3.5 greatJuanpa | June 28th 18

Give Your Opinion on High as Hope


You have to be logged in to rate this album Login | Create a Profile

STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2017 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy