Thursday, December 8, 2011

Florence + The Machine snag TIME magazine’s Song Of The Year

Florence + The Machine have earned rave reviews for their album, “Ceremonials,” and now that the year-end lists are starting to show up, you can be sure their name will appear on many of them.

TIME magazine has named Florence’s “No Light, No Light” as the 2011 Song Of The Year.

TIME says the song “could be the sound of a religious revival. Florence Welch's rich voice has never sounded better than on this track; her fervent, even rapturous, lamentations about her partner's lost love resonate like requests for salvation made by a faltering believer with arms raised to the sky. ‘Heaven help me, I need to make it right’ she wails, but gets no reply. Replete with harps and a tribal drum beat, ‘No Light, No Light’ operates as a plea for salvation that will soon have you running to your deity of choice.”

Florence topped the list over tracks by Adele, Mayer Hawthorne, Nicki Minaj and others.

TIME magazine
2011 Songs Of The Year

01 – Florence + The MachineNo Light, No Light
02 – AdeleRolling In The Deep
03 – Mayer HawthorneA Long Time
04 – Kanye West & Jay-ZOtis
05 – Nicki MinajSuper Bass
06 – tUnE-yAarDsGangsta
07 – CultsGo Outside
08 – Tyler The CreatorYonkers
09 – St. VincentCruel
10 – Foster The PeoplePumped Up Kicks

Florence + The Machine Florence + The Machine

Florence + The Machine – No Light, No Light

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