FLORENCE + THE MACHINE ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’ an album as grand as its predecessor, is resplendent with horn fanfares and vocals that call to Olympus. Even at its quietest and most fragile, pomp is omnipresent throughout How Big How Blue How Beautiful. To the listener, this hugeness will be its heroic triumph. As I remarked in my review of Ceremonials, Welch’s music is, by design, ambivalence-free. The song, though tweaked a bit, remains the same on How Big How Blue How Beautiful. Without having to hear a single thunderous note, taste and bias will determine how much you love or loathe it.