Florence & The Machine - Lungs

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    Personnel: Sally Herbert, Everton Nelson (violin). Audio Mixer: Cenzo Townshend. Illustrator: Orlando Weeks. Precocious Brit Florence Welch fired a bullet into the head of the U.K. music scene in 2008 with the single "Kiss with a Fist," a punk-infused,...


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    Personnel: Sally Herbert, Everton Nelson (violin). Audio Mixer: Cenzo Townshend. Illustrator: Orlando Weeks. Precocious Brit Florence Welch fired a bullet into the head of the U.K. music scene in 2008 with the single "Kiss with a Fist," a punk-infused, perfectly juvenile summer anthem that had critics wiping the names Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse, and Kate Nash from their vocabularies and replacing them with Florence and the Machine. While the comparisons were apt at the time, "Kiss with a Fist" turned out to be a red herring in the wake of the release of LUNGS, one of the most musically mature and emotionally mesmerizing albums of 2009. With an arsenal of weaponry that included the daring musicality of Kate Bush, the fearless delivery of Sin‚ad O'Connor, and the dark, unhinged vulnerability of Fiona Apple, the London native crafted a debut that not only lived up to the machine-gun spray of buzz that heralded her arrival, but easily surpassed it. Like Kate Bush, Welch has little interest (for the most part) in traditional pop structures, and her songs are at their best when they see something sparkle in the woods and veer off of the main trail in pursuit. "Kiss with a Fist," as good as it is, pales in comparison to stand-out cuts like "Dog Days Are Over," "Hurricane Drunk," "Drumming Song," "Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)," and "Cosmic Love," all of which are anchored to the earth by Welch's knockout voice (which hopefully in time will lose the occasional Natalie Merchant affectation), a truly impressive and intuitive trio of producers, and a backing band that sounds as intimate with the material as its creator.


    UPC 602517979406
    Runtime 46 min.
    Type Performer
    Genre Rock & Pop
    Label Universal Republic Records
    Number of Discs 1
    Track Listing Disc 1
    • 1. Dog Days Are Over
    • 2. Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
    • 3. I'm Not Calling You a Liar
    • 4. Howl
    • 5. Kiss with a Fist
    • 6. Girl with One Eye
    • 7. Drumming Song
    • 8. Between Two Lungs
    • 9. Cosmic Love
    • 10. My Boy Builds Coffins
    • 11. Hurricane Drunk
    • 12. Blinding
    • 13. You've Got the Love
    • 14. [CD-Rom Track]
    Format Compact Disc
    Sub Format ECD
    Spars Coding n/a
    Artists Florence & The Machine

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    • I don't get this cd...

      I wish I liked this cd, but I absolutely don't :( I loved the Dog Days song so was excited to get this cd, but it turned out this is the only song I enjoy at all. I've listened to the cd several times and really can't even sit through any of the other songs... Maybe it's just me, but wish I would not have wasted the money on this one.

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    • My new fave!

      Really like this CD - Florence's vocals are great and the songs flow smoothly from one to another. Received the cd quickly - it was nice and new,then played it immediately. Twice! Highly recommend!

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    • Florence and the Machine's Lungs

      The cd was in perfect condition when I opened it. I love every song on it! I recommend it to anyone who enjoys beautiful music.

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