Never got this one when it came out but I have it now and that would be "Ceremonials" by Florence + The Machine; it's her second album and it's on Universal Republic from late last year. First of all - Florence is too everything - too loud, too in your face, trying too hard - so it's easy to understand why her debut album was called "Lungs." Florence Welch has two mighty, healthy lungs. "Never Let Me Go" and "Breaking Down" are the ones that'll live in your head for daze off this one, while "Shake It Out" and "What the Water Gave Me" were the hits, but these and the others remind me of the veteran sound guy whose answer to any live show is to turn the knobs up on the board to 15. Florence is already at 16.
Rock 'n' Roll Call: Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials
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Bill Locey reviews music for the Ventura County Star, when he isn't reenacting the history of this great nation or teaching it to incarcerated youth.
He is the tall guy lurking in the back of all the local rock shows.
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