Dog Days Are Over: The Florence + the Machine Discography Rate (And the winner is...)


Welcome to the Florence + the Machine discography rate!

Florence + the Machine are an English band that formed in 2007. Since then, they have released three critically acclaimed UK Number 1 albums.

At the centre of the band is Florence Welch, without a doubt one of the greatest musicians to have emerged in the 21st century. A powerful voice, a masterful way with words and a wonderful ear for melody mean that she is unparalleled as a creator. If that wasn’t enough, she’s also the greatest live performer and frontwoman to emerge in the past decade. A Florence + the Machine live set is transcendental. And all of this appears from the outside to be as effortless to her as breathing.

This opening post was originally a lot more pointless babble, but it all serves to highlight that I love this band and Florence an incredible lot. This music has soundtracked some of the most important years of my life, and I'm sure that this is something I have in common with many of the people reading this. You truly get the sense that she's a musician whose name will enter into the pantheon of greats, if it hasn't done so already. I will try to do each song as much justice as possible in my write-ups.

If you've never delved into these albums before or you're unsure, please give it a go. I promise you won't regret it. These compositions are tightly crafted and capture emotion so perfectly in the way only the best pop musicians can. There are some amazing tunes here. (I might recommend leaving Ceremonials until last though.)

Enough. Before we get onto what’s truly important, one final note on

- Give all songs a score between 0 - 10.
- You may give one track an 11.
- You are allowed to score to one decimal place.
- Commentary is encouraged. You’re free to comment on as many or as few songs as you want to, with anything at all you want to say.
- Please be honest with your scores and don’t troll for the purpose of scuppering certain tracks’ final placements.
- PM your scores to me in the order the songs appear in the list, to limit the chances of any wires getting crossed.

There are 64 songs here for you to rate. If I’ve forgotten anything, please remind me. In the interest of holding your attention and maximising the amount of voters, I thought it best to remove the various live covers, but if enough people object then I would be happy to include them.

I've included links below for certain tracks, but you should be able to find most tracks aside from the HBHBHB bonuses on Spotify. If you can't find something, just let me know and I'll do my best to help.

You have until August 4th at 2200 BST to get your scores in. Have fun!​
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LUNGS (2009)

Dog Days Are Over
Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
I’m Not Calling You a Liar
Kiss with a Fist
Girl with One Eye
Drumming Song
Between Two Lungs
Cosmic Love
My Boy Builds Coffins
Hurricane Drunk
You’ve Got the Love

Bird Song
Hardest of Hearts
Are You Hurting the One You Love?
Addicted to Love
Hospital Beds



Only If for a Night
Shake It Out
What the Water Gave Me
Never Let Me Go
Breaking Down
Lover to Lover
No Light, No Light
Seven Devils
All This and Heaven Too
Leave My Body

Remain Nameless
Strangeness and Charm
Bedroom Hymns



Ship To Wreck
What Kind of Man
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Queen of Peace
Various Storms & Saints
Long & Lost
Third Eye
St Jude

Make Up Your Mind
Which Witch
Pure Feeling
As Far As I Could Get


Heavy In Your Arms
Breath of Life
Spectrum (Say My Name) [Calvin Harris Remix]
Over the Love
Sweet Nothing (Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch)
Not Fade Away
I Come Apart (A$AP Rocky feat. Florence Welch)
Here Lies Love (David Byrne and Fatboy Slim feat. Florence Welch)
Midnight (Cosmo feat. Florence Welch)
When in Disgrace with Fortune and Men's Eyes (Sonnet 29) [Rufus Wainwright feat. Florence Welch and Ben de Vries]
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63. Here Lies Love (David Byrne and Fatboy Slim feat. Florence Welch) - 5.451
62. Not Fade Away - 5.488
61. When in Disgrace with Fortune and Men's Eyes (Sonnet 29) [Rufus Wainwright feat. Florence Welch and Ben de Vries] - 5.535
60. Addicted to Love - 5.57
59. Are You Hurting the One You Love? - 5.93
58. Midnight (Cosmo feat. Florence Welch) - 6.133
57. Hospital Beds - 6.195
56. Breath of Life - 6.202
55. I Come Apart (A$AP Rocky feat. Florence Welch) - 6.256
54. Kiss with a Fist - 6.547
53. Bird Song - 6.721
52. Spectrum (Say My Name) [Calvin Harris Remix] - 6.814
51. Girl with One Eye - 6.865
50. Lover to Lover - 6.902
49. Hardest of Hearts - 6.909
48. Over the Love - 6.926
47. I'm Not Calling You a Liar - 6.984
46. Landscape - 7.03
45. Falling - 7.109
44. Conductor - 7.221
43. Leave My Body - 7.298
42. Make Up Your Mind - 7.314
41. Pure Feeling - 7.349
40. Seven Devils - 7.363
39. My Boy Builds Coffins - 7.377
38. Caught - 7.405
37. Heavy in Your Arms - 7.433
36. Which Witch - 7.507
35. Bedroom Hymns - 7.53
34. As Far As I Could Get - 7.551
33. Between Two Lungs - 7.563
32. Heartlines - 7.6
31. Breaking Down - 7.656
30. Long & Lost - 7.665
29. Swimming - 7.707
28. Remain Nameless - 7.709
27. Strangeness & Charm - 7.714
26. All This and Heaven Too - 7.756
25. Hiding - 7.914
24. Hurricane Drunk - 8
23. Various Storms and Saints - 8.163
22. Mother - 8.174
21. Blinding - 8.379
20. Sweet Nothing - 8.477
19. Third Eye - 8.572
18. Delilah - 8.574
17. You've Got the Love - 8.619
16. Howl - 8.67
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I have my 11. Now the rest.

For all the non-fans (yet). If you are not familiar with the music, please use the voice to get in the music. The best voice in the current music landscape.
How can we be expected to pick one 11?
I am having an easy one as the background of that track is so personal to me I have no other choice

I also want to declare myself as a mess (before anyone else does it) as I would rate the Calvin Harris mix of Spectrum (much) higher than it's original. And I hate myself for it.
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I'm deeply familiar with all three of her albums, so I'll definitely do this. There are certain ... parts of her act that I'm not a big fan of, but her music still rocks.