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Florence & The Machine

So Florence Welch drop kicked basically every single person at the MTV Video Music Awards last night. Her Givenchy haute couture gown wasn’t enough. She had to pull a Britney Oops! I Did It Again sans lip-synching moment with her overhead choreography and it was fantastic. I don’t doubt that the other musicians were reeling with self-insufficiency afterward. I’m happy that she’s finally getting noticed and also devastated that I don’t have tickets to her Terminal 5 show here in November. How will I cope?

Surely not by listening to her overrated “You’ve Got the Love” remix by The Xx which is… let’s not even go there. Here are a couple of standout tracks–not featured on Lungs, the current album–from this ginger goddess:

Florence + the Machine – Swimming

Florence + the Machine – Throwing Bricks

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4 Comments

  1. Alfie
    Posted November 1, 2010 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    That is the best quality version of Throwing Bricks I have ever heard.
    Also, I quite like The xx, but their cover of You’ve Got the Love is horrific! Especially compared to the original.
    Also, Swimming was rleased on Lungs, but only the deluxe version. I have it :)

  2. Posted November 4, 2010 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    This version is great, isn’t it? I just stumbled across it one day.

    And yes, I agree about that Xx cover. Cringe.

  3. Alfie
    Posted November 6, 2010 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    I think it sounds better in the video, but I’m glad that there is finally a downloadable version of this song. Now I can add it to Spotify :D

  4. Posted April 12, 2011 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    Very true! Makes a chngae to see someone spell it out like that. :)

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