Florence + the Machine’s 5th record sees her sign with a reignited spark, the likes of which we haven’t seen in a while. How Big was angry, High As Hope was reflective, and Dance Fever is, excuse the pun, Free. She’s rediscovered herself, and this newfound confidence has led to her best vocals to date, and it’s all over this project. This album also sees a culmination of her sound from over the past twelve years, this album travels from the mysticality of her debut through the dance beats of Ceremonials to the quieter moments on High As Hope, and while the overall package suffers because of this ambition she knows how to make something feel massive. That scale has always been one of Florence’s best qualities and this album sees her continue to add to her repertoire of unstoppable festival-ready singles. Unfortunately, the middle section is stuffed with a bunch of slower tracks that bring down the pace, something that’s not helped by some more esoteric shorter tracks that lift us out of the lull but don’t push things up to a higher level. This awkward pacing detracted from a set of really solid songs. Mixed in with other tracks from across her catalogue this album is going to sound as fantastic as her best work but in its current state, I found this album way more tiring than it needed to be. That’s all not to deny Florence’s incredible songwriting chops and vocal talents, and the recognition that when this album soars, it soars oh so high.