Band retains its sound
After taking the music world by storm two years ago with the release of Lungs, Florence and the Machine are back with their second studio album Ceremonials.
The album starts off with Only If For A Night and although the track sounds a little bit gloomy, it stays true to the signature sound that set the act apart from other releases.
Throughout the album, songs such as Lover to Lover and Never Let Me Go maintain that original flavour, and feature the classic vocals of Florence Welch.
Standing out is Shake it Out with almost a dance feel but still unmistakably Florence and the Machine, and definitely a summer anthem.
But after listening to every track I was left a little empty. I liked Lungs but it was not a CD I listened to obsessively, and Ceremonials will probably be the same, most likely because they have a similar formula.
This is not necessarily a bad thing. There is nothing worse than a band changing their sound on a new album and losing their appeal but I expected more this time as there was so much hype about this release.
Shake it Out is such a great song it redeemed the rating. Fans of Florence and the Machine would be jumping with joy at the new album.
As a casual listener I found it good but not something I would lose sleep over.
REVIEW: Florence and the Machine’s Ceremonials