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The 80 Best Albums of 2015

Travel back five years ago when the release calendar was rife with stellar albums. 2015 offered such an embarrassment of musical riches, that we selected 80 albums as best of the year.

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A Night With Florence + the Machine

On the High As Hope tour, Florence + the Machine delivers empathy-fueled hope and community.

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Florence and the Machine Show the Universality of Pain and Vulnerability on 'High As Hope'

High as Hope dials down Florence and the Machine's trademark theatrics to forge a vulnerable and visceral musical achievement.

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Florence and the Machine: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

Florence Welch is still the master of massive choruses, but on How Big How Blue, How Beautiful, she also finds restraint.

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Governors Ball Day 1: My Morning Jacket + Florence and the Machine + The Decemberists (Photos)

A photo gallery from the first day of Governors Ball, featuring Florence and the Machine, MMJ, The Decemberists, St. Vincent and more.

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Florence and the Machine - "Ship to Wreck" (audio)

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.

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Florence + the Machine: MTV Unplugged

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.

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The Most Disappointing Albums of 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.

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Florence and the Machine: Ceremonials

Elevating Florence and the Machine's idiosyncratic style to an even grander scale, Ceremonials makes Lungs seem quaint and charming in comparison.

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Rock 'n' Roll 101: How to Handle a Dead Young Rock Star

In the wake of Amy Winehouse's death, record industry types and music journalists dusted off their Rock 'n' Roll 101 handbooks, revisiting the chapter on how to report on a Young Rock Star's death. Has it been handled any differently this time around than in the past?


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