Florence And The Machine – Lungs

July 10, 2009

lungsLungs is the auspicious debut for UK based Florence and the Machine, that is, Florence Welch and and her backing band. Welch has gotten a lot of hype in her home territory, but not so much in the United States, however, though with the release of her record here, that will hopefully change. Add the fiery pop of Sinead O’Connor, the eccentric, eclectic arty beauty of Kate Bush, mix in the experimental tendencies of both artists along with some punk and a bit of soul and you have a sense of what you’re in for with Lungs. After releasing some brilliant singles, including “Dogs Days Are Over,” the surrealistic “Kiss With A Fist” and the current “Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up),” I can’t imagine Welch coming up with a more pleasing debut that more than delivers on the early promise of those first releases. It’s pop music delivered with force, verve and real joy and passion. Or, to put it simply, it’s one of this summer’s essential releases. Standout cuts: “Dog Days Are Over,” “Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up),” “Howl” and “You’ve Got The Love.”



One Response to “Florence And The Machine – Lungs”

  1. PickFour Says:

    Listening to them right now. They are pretty good! I like the song Rabbit Heart.


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