Florence And The Machine – Lungs (8/10)

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Plucked from the cuddly, credible world of indie rock and cast into the great music biz hype machine, Florence Welch follows up a string of fantastic singles with her full length LP on Island Records.

Early singles Dog Days Are Over and the White Stripes-ish Kiss With A First stand out as the strongest tracks here, plus of course You Got The Love (a live band cover version of a mash-up, very postmodern). Elsewhere on the album, Florence earns all those Kate Bush comparisons by playing the moody, arty diva. A great debut.

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