Beats: Florence and the Machine – Lungs

200px-Lungs_FatMIf Tori Amos, Kate Bush and  PJ Harvey had a threesome, Florence Welsh would be their love child!  Her melancholy, malice and melodic voice leads to this soulful album that grabs at your throat and forces you to listen to the end. 

In the song “Kiss With a Fist” she sings with fervor and angst about a relationship gone wrong.  She is violent in her words but her voice lulls you into submission. 

She has a unique range that takes her easily from ballads and soul singing to rocky anthems and punky angst.  I enjoy her first album and will look forward to future endeavors from Florence and the Machine. 

Four full fluttery butterflies out of five!

3 Responses

  1. I quiet love ol’ Flo as well; to me it sounds like she sings with so much furious passion that she may wring herself dry. It’s beautiful and just a little bit terrifying! My 2 favourites are Cosmic Love and Howl..I especially love this bit: “…I hunt for you with bloody feet across the hallowed ground.”

  2. […] can I say about Florence that wasn’t already said here.  She is soulful and dark and I listen to her album nonstop. Really between her and Patrick Wolf […]

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