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Dance Fever

Florence + The Machine

Dance Fever

Fifth studio album from Florence Welch's indie rock band produced with Dave Bayley, Jack Antonoff, Kid Harpoon

ADM rating[?]

7.8

Label
Polydor
UK Release date
13/05/2022
US Release date
13/05/2022
  1. 10.0 |   The Independent

    In its commitment to euphoria, ‘Dance Fever’ is an album that looks forward to the release of all the pandemic’s pent-up energy at this summer’s festivals
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  2. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Dance Fever may not be their pivot towards disco, but moments like these make it as thrilling as a night on the dance-floor
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  3. 9.0 |   Gigwise

    Spinning round magic and characters until she has to land on herself
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  4. 9.0 |   Clash

    A dance party to release your demons to, they cast yet another lyrically beautiful and musically capitulating spell
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  5. 8.0 |   The FT

    The band’s latest release confirms Welch’s supremacy with no-holds-barred songs of downfall and redemption
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  6. 8.0 |   Albumism

    The mercurial Dance Fever is a chaotic return to form from more than just a ceaselessly stellar vocalist, and it is Florence + The Machine’s best album in a decade
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  7. 8.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    It’s an album that holds so much raw emotion but feels as if it’s depositing small gems of wisdom
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  8. 8.0 |   All Music

    While this effort may not be Welch's surprise transformation into a full-on pop diva, Dance Fever is a generous offering to the goddesses of dance and restorative energy
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  9. 8.0 |   The Observer

    The singer spares no details on her confessional, pared-back fifth album with nods to Madonna and the Stones
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  10. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    Florence Welch’s fifth album is a startling return, full of all the elements which made us sit up and take notice of her in the first place
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  11. 8.0 |   DIY

    NEW A welcome shot of fairy-tale hedonism ripe for post-pandemic dancefloor indulgence
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  12. 8.0 |   Dork

    An album straining at its leash, dreaming of the freedom of the dancefloor. Now it’s here, there’s no holding back
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  13. 8.0 |   NME

    Pain and euphoria collide on album five, as Florence crafts huge choruses to explore her evolving relationship with dance
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  14. 8.0 |   Paste Magazine

    The U.K. band draw on everything from Springsteen to festival EDM on their diverse, captivating fifth album
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  15. 8.0 |   XS Noize

    Dance Fever as a whole is a brilliant album, one that is sure to return Welch and her bandmates to the spotlight in a big way
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  16. 7.1 |   Pitchfork

    Florence Welch’s pandemic album turns her intensity inward, interrogating her relationship to performance and public image. These are her most personal lyrics, and among her most poignant
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  17. 7.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    ‘Dance Fever’ is reflective of now; a time to celebrate overcoming shared trauma after a period of uncertainty and reflection. Scars and all
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  18. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    She chases her errent impulses down whichever mossy, forked path they might lead her
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  19. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Yes, this is a pop album by a major artist – but could it mark the beginning of a new, slightly weirder era of Florence and the Machine?
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  20. 4.0 |   The Arts Desk

    It’s all a bit proggy, at times a bit folky, very atmospheric and quintessentially English in many ways
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