Monday, November 21, 2011
Final Grade: B-
So, initially, I was definitely thinking I was gonna be able to get into this album and get rid of any preconceived notions I had about Florence + the Machine, but unfortunately, it didn't happen that way. The beginning of the album definitely had me intrigued. I was getting into her odd, yodel-like voice against the spacey, eerie, open feels of the grooves, which were maximized in the built up choruses...until that was all it was. After the first 4 songs, everything started to sound the same, and I couldn't differentiate one song to the next. I just wanted some stuff to be tighter, and not so open all the time. The reason for the B- is for the sole fact that I understand why so many people are into this band, and this sound. It's not my cup of tea, but for what they're going for, Florence + the Machine has it on lockdown. Gotta respect a band that knows their sound.