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

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

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by Fortune, Jul 4, 2016.

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    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

    THE RULES:
    - 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!​
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2016
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    LUNGS (2009)
    Spotify

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

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


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    CEREMONIALS (2011)
    Spotify

    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
    Heartlines
    Spectrum
    All This and Heaven Too
    Leave My Body

    Remain Nameless
    Strangeness and Charm
    Bedroom Hymns
    Landscape


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    HOW BIG, HOW BLUE, HOW BEAUTIFUL (2015)
    Spotify

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

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


    EXTRAS AND FLORENCE WELCH SOLO COLLABORATIONS:

    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]
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2016
  3. 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
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2016
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  4. RJF

    RJF

    SO. MANY. TENS.
     
  5. This is probably the first rate where I could rate every track from memory.

    But I won't. Let me spend a month swimming through Flo's enchanting discography and make the most of it.
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. LTG

    LTG

    How can we be expected to pick one 11?
     
  8. 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.
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2016
  9. This will be hard.
     
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  10. Perched.
     
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  11. RJF

    RJF

    I hate you for it.
     
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  12. ohnostalgia

    ohnostalgia Staff Member

    I've been waiting for this.
     
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  13. Subwaykid

    Subwaykid Staff Member

    Me too.

    It might be my 11.
     
  14. RJF

    RJF

    What kind of man rates like this?
     
  15. I'm sorry y'all but personal life details demand that Dog Days are Over gets my 11 but I'm SO excited to do this one after seeing her live.
     
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  16. I am a ship to wreck.
     
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  17. ohnostalgia

    ohnostalgia Staff Member

    I like that you've started dragging yourself in self-defence.
     
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  18. RJF

    RJF

    Has "Breath Of Life" been the first song thrown out yet?
     
  19. I will leave room for you to do the finishing touch. In all fairness, there will be plenty of high scores. So give it your best.
     
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  20. 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.
     
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