Florence + The Machine
despite the cold, hard name, flo returns to prove that her machine conjures emotional, organic epics that are warm-blooded & human.
in between the soaring & overwhelming power of her choruses & outros, welch chants her spellbound self deep into confessions & worries, which she characterises as ghosts & devils. she seems to be trying to sing them out & destroy them with catharsis. deluxe 20 track double album includes brand new recordings, previously unheard demos & acoustic versions. “ceremonials is a giant, fluid, emotionally resonant album… takes the musical template of her 3-million selling debut lungs & fills it to bursting point” 4/5 – telegraph.