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    MIXTAPE: FLORENCE WELCH

    these are the songs florence welch thinks you can play at an exorcism, and more.

    by 2011-11-02T00:00:00-04:00
    Many of us have had our calendars marked for this week's release of Florence + the Machine's new album, Ceremonials.  The time is thankfully upon us, and to celebrate, Florence Welch has created a mixtape for NYLON  inspired by just about any momentous occasion you can think of...
    --MALLORY RICE

    For a Funeral:
    SPIRITUALIZED - HOLD ON
    I love Spiritualized so much. Everything Jason [Pierce] sings he sings with such craft and world weariness you believe him, really pure.



    To walk down the aisle:
    QUINDON TARVER - EVERYBODY'S FREE
    This is the song they walk down the aisle to in Romeo + Juliet.



    For the wedding disco:
    HARRY BELAFONTE - JUMP IN THE LINE (SHAKE SHAKE)
    This is my favorite party song to dance to. (Beetlejuice's too.)



    For an exorcism:
    WOLF EYES - THE DRILLER
    This is a good choice because of the intensity of the noise it's literally just noise.



    For my ascendance into heaven:
    MANFRED MANN - BLINDED BY THE LIGHT
    My friend and I chose theme songs for each other, and she chose this one for me.



    For my eventual descendance back into hell:
    THE ROLLING STONES  -I CAN'T GET NO (SATISFACTION)
    This would be a pretty good song to go down to.



    For my Burning Man pre-freakout ritual:
    ARTHUR BROWN  - FIRE



    For my divorce party:
    ZORBA THE GREEK - ZORBA'S DANCE



    For ritual ex-boyfriend possession burning:
    ALANIS MORISSETTE  - YOU OUGHTA KNOW



    For a rain dance:
    JIMMY HENDRIX - THE WIND CRIES MARY



    For casting spells:
    HOLE - VIOLET
    Listen while wearing your '90s witch cover-alls and channeling Fairuza Balk.

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