July 6, 2009

Obsessed: Florence + The Machine widget

The best album of 2009? Maybe so, maybe so...

Note that 7 Digital is selling it to UK buyers for £5.00, though both iTunes UK versions have an epic bonus track, Swimming.

7 comments:

Sean Baker said...

bought the album today with special bonus 7 track disc, it's a great album, ive been itching to get this for months and months!

Brad said...

Busy writing up a review, but...album of the year contender for sure.

zen~ said...

I have to agree, VERY strong contender for 'album of the year'. Pun intended: Florence does have a great set of lungs! This album is everything a great album should be -- sincere, great songs, great production (that doesn't overshadow the artist), immensely enjoyable, and just so darn good!

xolondon said...

I need to live with it for awhile before I review it. I have trouble expressing myself about certain music.

Zen, I really like the passion of it. I like to think we're moving back to a phase of romanticism!

Adem With An E said...

Maybe so indeed. It's monumental, isn't it?

I like what you said about needing to live with the record for a while. I've been that way with the Antigone album, which I'd actually put as my 2nd favourite album of the year behind Flo-Ro.

zen~ said...

xo, I have to agree with you (in regards to moving back to a phase of romanticism). Enough of the processed Lady GaGa types, already!

To me, "Lungs" is immediate...but also a grower (in that repeated listens reveal more about the storylines and the attention to detail). I feel like Florence has been presented to us as a ripened musical fruit, brought down from a musical tree that holds influences from a range of other women in song (Beth Orton, Sinead O'Connor, Lone Justice-era Maria McKee and Sarah McLachlan, for starters).

I love how there are did-she-say-that moments with lyrics like "...get your filthy hands out of my pie"!

zen~ said...

Actually, that should be "filthy fingers"! It's early....