ACL Fest 2015 Sunday Record Reviews – Second Weekend

Florence + the Machine

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (Island)

ACL Fest 2015 Sunday Record Reviews – Second Weekend

We've seen the optimistic Florence Welch. The UK drama queen's need-no-man approach is documented on singles "Kiss With a Fist" and "Dog Days Are Over," focusing positivity on the aftermath of heartbreak. Third LP How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful dispenses with that ethos, embracing the raging/wallowing period that's delivered through biblical and Greek mythological references, and Welch's charged pipes. "Delilah" employs a wailing Welch waiting for a phone call, while the belted "Queen of Peace" proves she's anything but. Sometimes we need to let it all hang out. (8:30pm, Samsung stage)

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