Monday, December 26 2011
The year's best albums feature sophomore sets from two of indie's finest artists, a hardcore punk opera masterpiece, career highlights from four amazing women in the top 10 alone, new forward-thinking R&B and hip-hop, an electronic Big Album that shoots for the moon, and so much more.
Tuesday, December 13 2011
The selections on this list aren't necessarily bad albums -- some actually happen to be among the most critically acclaimed of this year. In some cases, it's just that the albums weren't what fans were expecting, and in others, they were exactly what they were expecting.
Monday, December 7 2009
The best debuts are exciting not only for what they promise, but for what they deliver, too. Think of these ten albums not as what could be, but also what already is: the best debut records of 2009.
Thursday, April 12 2012
For a group like Florence + The Machine, the risks of playing in a stripped-down setting are exceptionally high, but as they display on MTV Unplugged, the rewards they serve through their masterfully reworked songs were worth the gamble.
Monday, October 31 2011
Elevating Florence and the Machine's idiosyncratic style to an even grander scale, Ceremonials makes Lungs seem quaint and charming in comparison.
Monday, August 30 2010
Proof that Florence, captured live, is somewhat inadequate.
Thursday, May 20 2010
Florence Welch and her five-member band sold out the 1,300-person, four-story, House of Blues in Chicago and I have a feeling the next time she rolls into town, the venue will be three times the size.
Monday, July 6 2009
Florence and the Machine deliver a stunning debut in the wake of overwhelming expectations.
Wednesday, April 8 2015
Florence and the Machine take a decidedly more pop-oriented direction with "Ship to Wreck", the lead single from their upcoming third LP How Big How Blue How Beautiful.
Thursday, April 1 2010
In the last year, UK listeners have been inundated with the sound of the nasal-grazing, strawberry vixen, Florence Welsh – or as she is more popularly
Friday, October 23 2009
Florence and the Machine Lungs (Universal Republic) Release Date: 20 October How apropos? The debut album from Florence Welch and her accompanying Machine is titled Lungs,
Wednesday, August 12 2009
We're huge fans of Florence and the Machine's debut Lungs, dropping a 9 on the album last month. The U.S. release is coming this October,
Wednesday, July 29 2009
We're big fans of Florence & the Machine's debut Lungs, giving the album a 9. Emily Tartanella recently said, "Florence & the Machine deliver a stunning debut in
Monday, April 30 2012
MINNEAPOLIS — Like Adele, she’s tall and British, with a big voice and a singular name. Like Adele, she’s scored two hit albums. But,
Thursday, November 3 2011
LOS ANGELES — Florence + the Machine’s ethereal punk rock blues debut was one of the more unlikely breakthrough albums of 2009. It propelled singer Florence Welch