If You Like Florence + The Machine

If You Like… is a feature highlighting blogger recommendations for books, authors, TV shows, movies, and music based on the things you already know and love. This week includes suggestions based on music by Florence + The Machine.

If you like Florence + The Machine, you might like…



Recommended by Ginger @ G Reads:

All of these movies feature tons of indie music on their soundtracks, which I believe inspired the “indie” feel for these movies. Florence and The Machines is considered an indie band and could easily be placed on any one of these film’s soundtracks.

TV Shows

Recommended by Ginger @ G Reads:

  • Grey’s Anatomy: Florence and The Machines has been featured on episodes of Grey’s before, so I automatically think of this show when I hear this music.
  • Felicity: This TV show was featured in the 1990’s, but I believe it to be one of the best! The music that was showcased on these episodes are very similar to Florence and The Machines – such as Sarah McLachlan, Ryan Adams, & Ray LaMontagne.
  • The Vampire Diaries: A popular TV show today that showcases indie music.
  • Pretty Little Liars: Another popular show that brings out today’s indie music scene.

Recommended by Kate @ Literary Explorations:


Recommended by Ginger @ G Reads:

All of these books hold a heavy, emotional feel for me. I correlate it to Florence and The Machines music because it gives me the same feelings. The expression of loss, grief, wonder, and growth are all common themes.

Recommended by Lindsi @ Books, Sweets, and Other Treats:

  • Nightshade by Andrea Cremer: I just finished reading the book, and I think the song “Howl” fits the book perfectly.


Recommended by Ginger @ G Reads:

The following bands/singers share the same indie-folk-alternative sound that Florence + the Machine possess.

  • Imogen Heap
  • Band of Horses
  • Coldplay
  • David Gray
  • Duffy
  • Feist
  • The National
  • Joshua Radin
  • Lykke Li
  • MGMT
  • Nada Surf
  • Regina Spektor
  • Sia
  • Sigur Ros
  • Tegan & Sara

Recommended by Anna @ Anna Reads:

  • I Am Not a Robot” by Marina and the Diamonds: This song and Florence’s “Dog Days of Summer” are on constant rotation in my house.

Recommended by Kate @ Literary Explorations:

  • Adele
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Duffy

Recommended by Lindsi @ Books, Sweets, and Other Treats:

  • 30 Seconds to Mars
  • Flyleaf
  • Bat for Lashes
  • Imogen Heap

Do you listen to Florence + The Machine? If so, do you have any of your own recommendations to share?

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10 Responses to "If You Like Florence + The Machine"

  • Ha! Looks like I dominated this one this week 😛 I hope this post opens people up to some great bands, tv shows, and movies that I associate with Florence + the Machine. Love her music!!

    1 Ginger @ GReads! said this (January 24, 2011 at 8:31 AM)

  • WOoo lots of music to look into. Love it, guys!

    2 Anna said this (January 24, 2011 at 8:50 PM)

  • Haha I had to stop myself from making a playlist 😛 There was a lot of music that made me think of Florence and the Machine. And it definitely works for Nightshade!

    Oh! I know you don’t want The Vampire Diaries Mel, but they occasionally use their songs.

    3 Lindsi said this (January 24, 2011 at 9:23 PM)

  • It is official. I LOVE your blog! And, of course, I love Florence. Great post, it is very original. I have to say that your blog is my favorite one. I’m new with all the Blog and Goodreads stuff (I only had twitter at the begining) and it is very difficult to make your way through, and have some feedback from other people. I hope some day I’ll have the amazing followers you have:). Keep up the great work!!

    4 Alice Reed said this (January 24, 2011 at 9:46 PM)

    • Thank you so much! That’s really nice to hear 🙂 I still feel like a newbie all the time, but I have been lucky to make some great blogger friends.

      5 Melanie said this (January 24, 2011 at 9:51 PM)

  • Ginger and I are officially musical soulmates <3

    6 Jamie said this (January 24, 2011 at 10:31 PM)

  • Well I just think that some of these are just perfect. Sadly, enough the twilight eclipse soundtrack introduced me to Florence and the Machine. But I love her, and I fell in love with every song on the soundtrack. Almost every artist mentioned is on the cd. It shows you that things that you may hate, like twilight can bring you good things.
    -May I recommend
    -Mumford and Sons.
    -Never Shout Never
    -Lisa Mitchell ( Coin Laundry is the best )
    -Neon Tree’s are good as well
    -Matt and Kim ( close to my favourite along with Mumford and sons, and florence)
    -Tegan and Sara ( had to mention them again ) <333
    -Meg and Dia
    -Passion Pit
    I am 14 years old. I began a quest for good music. music with soul. music that isn't about sex drugs and rock and roll. Just recently I have recently found music with soul.
    -Victoria Paige.

    7 Victoria said this (March 29, 2011 at 8:53 PM)

    • Hi:
      I read that you have started a quest for good music with meaningful lyrics. If so is the case, I have a few that you might like. They have the same feel to them as Florence + The machine. I hope you like them. Enjoy!

      – Alanis Morissette
      -Vaughan Penn
      -Butterfly Boucher
      -Margaret Glaspy
      -Chasing Jonah
      -Amy Winehouse(I know I went old-school)
      -The Cardigans
      -Fiona Apple
      – Paramore
      -Silversun Pickups
      -Vera Blue
      -Hey Violet
      -Ira Wolf
      -Kacy Hill
      -Two Door Cinema Club
      – A silent Film
      -The Mowgli’s
      -Brand New(Very heavy emotional content, also, very loud music)
      -My Chemical Romance(Already broken up but their music is pretty good)
      -thirteen senses
      -Janis Joplin(Back from the 70s)
      -Neil Young
      -Tracy Chapman
      -Lisa Loeb
      -Arcade Fire(Very depressing at times but it happens to be Florence Welch’s personal fave.)
      – Nina simone
      -Black Keys
      -The strokes
      -cold war kids
      -matt duke
      -Theory of a dead man
      -Death cab for cutie(their sound is very similar to my chemical romance)
      -Regina Spektor
      -Simon & Garfunkel
      -The Cranberries
      -Best Coast
      -Soul Asylum
      -The rembrandts
      -The offspring
      -Circa Waves
      -St. Lucia
      -Stone Temple Pilots
      -The smashing pumpkins
      -Fleetwood Mac
      -Bob Dylan
      -The Verve
      -Paul Young
      – Asia
      -Deff Leppard
      -The Goo Goo Dolls
      -Third Eye Blind
      -Collective Soul
      -Jimmy Eat World
      -The Vamps
      -Green Day

      8 Daniela said this (July 1, 2016 at 12:53 AM)

  • I know that Florence is a big fan of poetry and writes her lyrics like poems. Does anyone know of any poets or poetry collections that have a similar feel to her lyrics? I would love to read some!

    9 Cassie said this (April 3, 2011 at 1:26 AM)

  • there is a song, where the music video has a girl saying “i’m gonna love you, i’m gonna love you”, but i don’t know who sings it. it plays on vh1 europe. the girl is a short haired brunette. and the video is pretty artsy. and she reminds me of florence & the machine, but its not her. can anyone help with this ??? please.

    10 age said this (June 17, 2011 at 5:07 AM)