Has any other group as objectively rancid as Florence and the Machine managed to gain both commercial success and a pass from the critics? The two other bands that came instantly to mind, Mumford and Sons, and Coldplay, don't really count as both have received the odd critical mauling and are sniggered about, if not to the extent of the mocking they receive elsewhere. Plus, to be fair, Coldplay's first two albums aren't that bad. Closest in fact might be Adele, but then I seem to be in the minority in finding her oeuvre (Rolling in the Deep excepted) insufferable. Any suggestions?
Labels: Florence and the Machine, music, musical terrorism, non-politics