How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

Downloadable Music - 2015
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Publisher: [United States] : Universal Music Group : Made available through hoopla, 2015.
Edition: Deluxe edition.
Branch Call Number: eMusic hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (1hr., 09 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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Mar 13, 2019

It’s a lovely rock record with it’s own unique twists here and there. Florence Welch, the lead singer, gives yet another fantastic vocal performance. The band’s previous albums were more pop sounding while this one has a rock sound. It includes religious references, church-sounding backing vocals, brass instruments and interesting lyrics. It’s certainly a mix of emotions, melancholy guitar riffs and excitement. I think the band definitely drew inspiration from musicians like Kate Bush and Stevie Nicks to create such an intense mood through out the album. A song I particularly like is called ‘Delilah’, so be sure to look out for that one- you surely won’t be disappointed. 4/5 Stars. @Bloop of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Dec 28, 2017

It's a very good album, but it isn't as great as Lungs or Ceremonials. But after the masterpiece that was Ceremonials, a drop off should be expected.

Oct 31, 2017

Well done, but not as great as Ceremonials or Lungs

Nov 27, 2015

Very enjoyable 16 cut CD with excellent singing by talented Brit group, first one I've heard.
Terrific photo/booklet, too.

Now I will be checking out (literally) their Ceremonials CD per comments below.

Nov 11, 2015

I completely agree with wenchilds. There's a few songs that stand out but Ceremonials is the greatest album to me.

wenchilds Oct 03, 2015

Eh, I was a little disappointed. I am such a huge fan of this band and nothing compares to their Ceremonials CD in my opinion. I listen to it regularly and probably could over and over. I just didn't feel that with this one. :(

Aug 21, 2015

Hot fire!!! I love her voice this is their best album yet

mvkramer Jul 31, 2015

Great album, filled with the energy and soul I've come to expect from this band.

Jul 28, 2015

hgaasdfhjgfjgrgvb i lovE FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE !!!!

LPL_FisherA Jun 02, 2015

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful is the long awaited third album from rock goddess Florence Welch and her instrumental posse the Machine. Equal parts Bjork’s Homogenic and Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful brings a refreshing sense of subdued theatricality that is both modern and timeless at the same time. The lyrics are much more personal and less metaphorical than Ceremonials and Lungs, however I think the added rawness creates an intimate atmosphere in which listeners can fully connect with the music. It is arguably Florence and the Machine’s greatest album to date and will no doubt please hardcore fans and create new ones alike. This is one album not to miss in 2015.


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