Take the intensity of Siouxsie Sioux's voice, and multiply it by the powerful heart grabbing chords that Alison Moyet's singing produces, and you've got Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine. Very impressive performance on SNL last Saturday night (link here)
I just wish Lauren Michaels would stop letting Kristine Wiig's horribly redundant and annoying characters ruin his show. She's not funny - Gilly, Judy Grimes, Sue, Aunt Linda (barely likable, occasionally), Target Lady, Garth & Kat... all un-funny. Her Suze Orman & Pelosi are pretty good, and the "2 assholes" (in jump suits, chewing gum) was funny, but with Jason Sudeikis gone, we never see that anymore. Anytime Gilly, Grimes, Linda, or Garth/Kat come on, the DVR fast forward is used repeatedly.
But Florence Welch's voice... what a breath of fresh air! Too bad SNL couldn't get the drum track to synchronize with the actual stick movements The Machine's drummer Chris Hayden was trying to make it look like he was playing.
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