'If Blue Could Be Happiness' is a promising and fulfilling step forward for Florist. It is by far not a perfect product, but the complex arrangements, mature themes and more appropriate instrumentation paint a prosperous picture of the future for this burgeoning artist.
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Many listeners anticipated new releases from the janglers, but instead Rankin and company spent their time in vans and onstage.
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"Here's some advice: if you want to get your house party hoppin' with some angsty emo, don't put this record on. Its slow progressions and stripped back production don't lend themselves well to anyone who isn't fully invested in the music. Though the band has not gotten so caught up in their own maturity that 'Deja Entendu' diehards won't be able to appreciate this record, they have truly created one of the most intricately woven, conceptual emo records of all time. 'Science Fiction' deals with big themes like nuclear war and self-harm in incredibly nuanced ways, and for that reason, patience is highly suggested."