Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2011

Florence and the Machine, Ceremonials

Florence Welch's signature ethereal-folk-rock sound cemented itself on her 2009 album, Lungs; on Ceremonials, her ballads sweep to new levels of wild passion on the momentum of pounding drums, lush piano, the occasional harp and Welch's full-bodied wails. Despite her penchant for emotive gloom, Welch's tales of heartache can be oddly uplifting; when she sings about darkness and demons, we know she will ultimately conquer them.