In what I believe was the inaugural post of the music-focused segment of the blog, we talked a little bit about Florence + The Machine. I only had a handful of tracks, but I was so impressed I felt like I had enough to post on. Well, I made good on my promise and finally got around to listening to Lungs all the way through.
I was pleased to hear not just the previously cited ‘Howl’ and ‘Cosmic Love’, (still the most solid tracks on the record) but also ‘Dog Days Are Over’, which I didn’t realize was on the album. Not only is it on there, but it’s the opening track! Fantastic.
But in this brief little addendum, I really wanted to point out just a single track: like the others, it is supremely crafted, and makes fantastic use of the vocal capabilities of the ‘Florence’ component of the group. Past that, though, the wordplay of the lyrics, combined with a feeling of genuine emotion, made ‘My Boy Builds Coffins‘ stand out among even the best songs on this record. I can’t recommend this album enough!