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Ceremonials
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on 11 January 2012
I listen to this album over & over again! Its impossible to get tired of it, didnt expect it to be as good as the first but they are both brilliant!
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on 27 December 2011
This album is perfect. There is not one song i dislike. I'm going to see her in March, after hearing this I cannot wait! Buy it.
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on 3 November 2011
Having listened to this album now a few times it seems to me many music commentators have brushed but not experienced the album and as such it has been underrated.

This certainly isn't Lungs, or Lungs Pt 2, but that's actually a good thing; Ceremonials is much more of an personable album than Lungs was. The big difference between Lungs & Ceremonials is that Ceremonials like a well aged wine needs that little extra attention to get the best out of it, but in giving it that little extra attention it'll take you on an intense journey that's unrivalled by any other album I've listened to this year thus far.

Much of the album is powerfully sung and as a consequence it doesn't have as many of the soft vulnerable moments as we're used to seeing from Florence's music but that doesn't detract from the listening experience.

Lungs felt like a first date with Florence & the Machine; it was intense, exciting, thrilling & sometimes vulnerable, Ceremonials is like a third date; more familiar, a deeper connection and understanding, and a better relationship as a result.

Ceremonials certainly hasn't lost that trademark Florence & the Machine 'Wow' Factor and it's a delight to listen to, Never Let Me Go being the standout song of the album for me personally.
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on 25 February 2012
just brought florance and the machines new album , love it it is really good .
you must buy it now !love love it
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on 9 December 2014
Good CD musically buy actual CD faulty.
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on 14 July 2012
Ceremonials is missing all the things that made Lungs such a spectacular debut album. It's samey, over-produced, excessively and constantly loud and lacks that 'je ne sais quoi' which encapsulated Lungs. Florence's voice is something special, but she's reduced to belting out big notes just to be heard here. I kept the CD in my car multi-changer for a few months so I gave it a good chance, but it just never captured me, and whilst I don't actively dislike any songs, I don't particularly like any of them either.
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on 3 November 2011
The first Florenece and the Machine album was so good largely because of the wide variety of styles and dramatic lunges between them, you never knew where it would go next, but it never disappointed, with almost every track being a standout (if that's technically possible). There was an energy, an innocence and a sort of giddy enthusiasm about the whole thing, and that's what's lacking on Ceremonials. There are some excellent tracks, two of which - Spectrum and All This and Heaven Too - are almost at the end of it, and run the risk of passing people by because they'll switch off somewhere before them. But there is not enough variation here, and most of the songs outstay their welcome by a minute at least - What the Water Gave Me is an example of this in spite of being very good for a long time. There's no subtelty in some of the tracks where there really needs to be, everything gets a big production, there are no really stripped down tracks such as Girl With One Eye, or My Boy Builds Coffins, and that's a great shame. A track like Seven Devils would really benefit from being paired down to the barest levels of instruments and having a vocal that did not sound like everything had to be big. Ultimately, it would make the whole album more listenable if there was more light and shade in it. It's technically perfect, her songwriting has improved, and there's a passion running through it, but it's just all a bit too clinical and over the top, and you're left wanting the slightly ramshackle, loveably ecelectic feel of the first album. Maybe album 3 will be the one that fulfils all her potential?
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on 7 November 2011
I MUST ADMIT THAT AFTER THE GROUND-BREAKING, AND QUITE BRILLIANT "LUNGS", I DID VERY MUCH HAVE MY DOUBTS AS TO WHETHER THE GREAT "FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE" WOULD BE ABLE TO HIT THE SAME VERY HEDDY HEIGHTS WITH THEIR FOLLOW-UP ALBUM, "CEREMONIALS". WELL, AFTER THE FIRST COUPLE OF LISTENS, THE JURY WAS STILL OUT, BUT NOW AFTER A GOOD ELEVEN LISTENS, IT IS QUITE APPARENT THAT THIS NEW ALBUM IS EVERY BIT AS GOOD AS THE FIRST, AND A TRUE, TRUE MASTERPIECICAL BIT OF TOP QUALITY BRITISH SONG-WRITING! WE MUST THANK OUR LUCKY STARS THAT OUR COUNTRY STILL PRODUCES THE VERY, VERY BEST MUSICAL ARTISTS IN THE WORLD SUCH AS THE GREAT NOEL GALLAGHER, THE QUITE SUBLIME MR SERGIO PIZZORNO, THE TOP CLASS CHRIS MARTIN, AND - THE MAGICAL, MAJESTICAL, AND PROBABLY BEST OF THE BUNCH................."FLO"! THANKS FOR THE MUSIC - IT'S IN A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT STRATOSPHERE! FINAL VERDICT : BUY, BUY, BUY, BUY, BUY, BUY!
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on 13 December 2013
I was looking forward to this CD, it was going to be a present, after 2 weeks it never arrived, the seller said that it was out of stock and I could have another one. I wanted this one so I got a refunf. Time consuming and a big let down.
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on 4 January 2012
When Florence and the Machine realized Lungs I thought it was an amazing album, however Ceremonials has totally blown me away. I love the vocals and the new songs are incredible. A must buy for any Florence fan.
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