Florence + the Machine playing Boulevard Pool

Like fellow big-voiced Brit Adele, Florence Welch bats her lashes at bombast, bear-hugs the baroque.

The difference between the two is that Welch does it over a backdrop as grandiloquent and theatrical as her florid vocal lines.

Her tunes are the equivalent of shopping at Costco: Everything comes in the most outsize packages possible.

As the center of the equally soulful and artful Florence + the Machine, Welch favors romanticism over restraint, huffing and puffing and blowing subtlety’s house down.

And hey, good riddance.

Boldness is Welch’s thing, and she wears it like a curve-hugging cocktail dress.

Contact reporter Jason Bracelin at jbracelin@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0476.

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