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Lungs, Florence + the Machine

Florence + the Machine

July 5th, 2009


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Hailing from South London, Florence Mary Leontine Welch writes songs that occupy the same confessional territory as gossip-loving, genre-bending contemporaries like Amy Winehouse, Kate Nash, Adele, and Lily Allen and the moody, classic art rock of Kate Bush, blending pop, soul, and baroque arrangements into a sound that earned the young artist considerable buzz in 2007. Managed by the Camden-based DJ duo the Queens of Noize and backed by a rotating lineup of musicians, Florence + the Machine released their debut single, "Kiss with a Fist," on the Moshi Moshi label in June 2008. The critically acclaimed debut album Lungs followed in July 2009 and quickly became one of the year's most popular releases in the U.K., where Florence charted four Top 40 singles in less than 12 months. The songs gathered steam in other parts of the world, too, particularly in America, where "Dog Days Are Over" peaked at number 21, went platinum, and even earned its own performance on the TV show Glee. Lungs was reissued the following year in a two-disc package entitled Between Two Lungs, and included a bonus 12-track disc that featured live versions and remixes. That same year, Florence + the Machine returned to the studio with producer Paul Epworth (Bloc Party, Adele) to begin work on their second full-length outing. The resulting Ceremonials, which successfully expanded on the group's already huge sound, arrived on Halloween in 2011. The following year saw the release of CD and DVD versions of MTV Unplugged, an 11-track set filmed before a small studio audience that featured fan favorites along with a pair of covers, including "Try a Little Tenderness" and the Johnny Cash/June Carter classic "Jackson," the latter of which featured guest vocals by Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme.

Top Albums

Lungs, Florence + the Machine
1. Lungs
Ceremonials, Florence + the Machine
2. Ceremonials
Ceremonials (Deluxe Version), Florence + the Machine
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Lungs (Deluxe Edition), Florence + the Machine
4. Lungs (Delux..
MTV Presents Unplugged 2012: Florence + the Machine (Live), Florence + the Machine
5. MTV Presents..
Lungs - The B-Sides, Florence + the Machine
6. Lungs - The ..
MTV Presents Unplugged: Florence + the Machine (Deluxe Version), Florence + the Machine
7. MTV Presents..
iTunes Live from SoHo - EP, Florence + the Machine
8. iTunes Live ..
iTunes Festival: London 2010 - EP, Florence + the Machine
9. iTunes Festi..
Addicted to Love - Single, Florence + the Machine
10. Addicted to ..
No Light, No Light (Remixes) - Single, Florence + the Machine
11. No Light, No..

Top Songs

Shake It OutCeremonials4:37$1.29
Never Let Me GoCeremonials (Deluxe Version..4:31$1.29
Dog Days Are OverLungs4:12$1.29
Cosmic LoveLungs4:15$1.29
No Light, No LightCeremonials (Deluxe Version..4:34$1.29
Never Let Me GoCeremonials4:30$1.29
Shake It OutCeremonials (Deluxe Version..4:37$1.29
You've Got the LoveLungs2:48$1.29
Only If for a NightCeremonials (Deluxe Version..4:58$1.29
Heavy In Your ArmsLungs (Deluxe Edition)4:45$1.29
Kiss With a FistLungs2:04$1.29
What the Water Gave MeCeremonials5:33$1.29
No Light, No LightCeremonials4:34$1.29
Drumming SongLungs3:43$1.29
What the Water Gave MeCeremonials (Deluxe Version..5:33$1.29
Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)Lungs3:52$1.29
Seven DevilsCeremonials (Deluxe Version..5:03$1.29
Dog Days Are OverLungs (Deluxe Edition)4:11$1.29
Seven DevilsCeremonials5:03$1.29
Bedroom HymnsCeremonials (Deluxe Version..3:01$1.29
Landscape (Demo)MTV Presents Unplugged: Flo..4:02$1.29
Hurricane DrunkLungs3:13$1.29
Jackson (feat. Josh Homme) [Live] [M..MTV Presents Unplugged: Flo..3:26$1.29

Top Music Videos

Dog Days Are Over (2010 Version), Florence + the Machine
1. Dog Days Are O..
Cosmic Love, Florence + the Machine
2. Cosmic Love
Shake It Out, Florence + the Machine
3. Shake It Out
You've Got the Love, Florence + the Machine
4. You've Got the..
Kiss With a Fist, Florence + the Machine
5. Kiss With a Fi..
No Light, No Light, Florence + the Machine
6. No Light, No L..
Dog Days Are Over, Florence + the Machine
7. Dog Days Are O..
Never Let Me Go, Florence + the Machine
8. Never Let Me G..
What the Water Gave Me, Florence + the Machine
9. What the Water..
Shake It Out (MTV Unplugged, 2012), Florence + the Machine
10. Shake It Out (..
Dog Days Are Over (MTV Unplugged, 2012), Florence + the Machine
11. Dog Days Are O..
Only If for a Night (MTV Unplugged, 2012), Florence + the Machine
12. Only If for a ..
Jackson (MTV Unplugged, 2012), Florence + the Machine
13. Jackson (MTV U..
No Light, No Light (MTV Unplugged, 2012), Florence + the Machine
14. No Light, No L..
Never Let Me Go (MTV Unplugged, 2012), Florence + the Machine
15. Never Let Me G..
Try a Little Tenderness (MTV Unplugged, 2012), Florence + the Machine
16. Try a Little T..
Drumming Song (MTV Unplugged, 2012), Florence + the Machine
17. Drumming Song ..
What the Water Gave Me (MTV Unplugged, 2012), Florence + the Machine
18. What the Water..
Dog Days Are Over (Live from Bonnaroo, 2011), Florence + the Machine
19. Dog Days Are O..
Breaking Down (MTV Unplugged, 2012), Florence + the Machine
20. Breaking Down ..


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