Wednesday, 17 June 2015

10 and 1 - Florence + The Machine




Since our artist of the month is Florence + The Machine, I thought I'd do up a little list of my ten favourite Flo + friends songs. Which was really hard since, you know, the band has A LOT of great tracks. And I've spent several periods of time in my life just a little bit obsessed with many of said tracks and the new album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful has only been out for a couple of weeks... but a list was to be completed and so it was! My regular writing gig... or semi-regular... or once in a blue moon writing gig, whatever, is the 10 and 1. You know how it works by now; 10 of something, one of the opposite of those somethings. How was I to loosely make this apply to Florence + The Machine's top ten tracks? Well, I'm going to mix things up a 'lil and countdown the top 10 tracks from 10 to 1. And then I'm going to come up with something while I'm writing to be the 1 of the 'and 1' title. Surprise? Let's just focus on some Florence goodness, k?


THE 10:


10. REMAIN NAMELESS
from the Ceremonials Deluxe Edition




I was born in a big grey cloud
Screaming out a love song.


9. QUEEN OF PEACE
from How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful




Suddenly I'm overcome, dissolving like the setting sun
Like a boat into oblivion, 'Cause you're driving me away.


#8. HEAVY IN YOUR ARMS
from The Twilight Sage: Eclipse OST




My love has concrete feet, my love's an iron ball
Wrapped around your ankles, over the waterfall.


#7. YOU'VE GOT THE LOVE
from Lungs - Candi Staton cover song




Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air
I know I can count on you.


#6. GIRL WITH ONE EYE
from Lungs




I'll cut your little heart out 'cause you made me cry.


#5. NEVER LET ME GO
from Ceremonials




And it's over
And I'm going under
But I'm not giving up
I'm just giving in.


#4. WHAT KIND OF MAN
from How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful




And with one kiss, you inspired a fire of devotion
That lasted 20 years
What kind of man loves like this?


#3. SHAKE IT OUT
from Ceremonials




And I've been a fool and I've been blind
I can never leave the past behind.


#2. DOG DAYS ARE OVER
from Lungs




The dog days are over, the dog days are done
The horses are coming, so you'd better run.


#1. COSMIC LOVE 
from Lungs




I took the stars from my eyes and then I made a map
I knew that somehow I could find my way back
Then I heard your heart beating, you were in the darkness too
So I stayed in the darkness with you.


THE ONE:


Live From The Hammersmith Apollo - London, 2010




Well, I wasn't exactly going to make the 1 a bad song, because Florence + The Machine don't have any. So, um... here they are, live @ London's Hammersmith Apollo. I was there. Seriously. Don't be jealous. One of the best gigs I've ever been to. Enjoy!  
                

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