Thursday, 20 August 2009

Mini Album Review - Florence & The Machine

I was interested to hear what Lungs would sound like. Despite being a big fan of Dog Days Are Over I was not overly optimistic about the album. I don't know why but her Brit award for "We Spotted Her First" / "Our Awards Are Down With The Kids" put me off, I think it meant she was tainted by the Duffy stench. A wise man once said "Happiness = Reality - expectations" this rang true with me as soon as I read it. It's like The Beach or Full Monty. I was disappointed when I first watched them as they didn't live up to the hype (don't get me started on Phantom Menace) but enjoyed them later (not the case with PM before you say). Any way I digress, lots of people will expect a lot of this album, for me it doesn't hit the expectations I had for it. However that doesn't mean it's a bad album, in fact it has some quality tracks on it. The singles Dog Days, Rabbit Heart and Kiss With A Fist are solid tracks and if you like your female artists, La Roux, P J Harvey, Duffy (shudder) then I recommend you check it out. For what, nine quid? Any album with three or four solid tracks on it has got to be worth it.

I would just like to ask one thing, why oh why did she/they end the album with a cover? RLP surely? (Record Label Pressure). It may be classed as a 'bonus' track but when it comes down to it it's still the ending to the album.

Sorry no downloads from the album but if you visit Record Label they've got a couple of her tracks to download and you can stream Kiss With A Fist.

1 comment:

Dancingbear said...

One of the best albums of the year for me JAL - it's a real grower, and great for getting you fired up for work after struggling out of bed....


Completely agree with the Final Track Cover comment though - no need for it, and seems very out of place...