So wizard rock is apparently a real thing, which is nice; I’m sure that the Moms of the various members of, say, Draco and the Malfoys are all very proud of them. But if you’re looking for something a little less on-the-nose to listen to as you wait in line for tickets to see Deathly Hallows Part II, wrap your Extensible Ears around this tasty selection of musical Every Flavour Beans…

The Cazals — Poor Innocent Boys from What Of Our Future? (2008)
Nick Drake — I Was Made to Love Magic from Time Of No Reply (1986)
Luna — Season of the Witch from I Shot Andy Warhol OST (1996)
Miracle Fortress — Next Train from Five Roses (2007)
Judee Sill — Abracadabra from Judee Sill (1971)
Big Country — The Teacher from The Seer (1986)
Hilary Duff — Fly from Hilary Duff (2004)
Dega Breaks — The Looking Glass (unreleased, 2007)
The Pistolas — Villains from Listen Listen EP (2006)
PJ Harvey — Long Snake Moan from To Bring You My Love (1995)
Horslips — Sword Of Light from The Book Of Invasions — A Celtic Symphony (1976)
Focus — Hocus Pocus from Moving Waves (1971)
Bonnie ”Prince” Billy — The Signifying Wolf from Cursed Sleep EP (2006)
Led Zeppelin — Black Dog from Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
The Smiths — The Headmaster Ritual from Meat Is Murder (1985)
The Hoodoo Gurus — Poison Pen from Mars Needs Guitars (1985)
Suzanne Vega — Predictions from Days of Open Hand (1990)
Alabama 3 — Power in the Blood from Power in the Blood (2003)
The Hives — Abra Cadaver from Tyrannosaurus Hives (2004)
Coldplay — A Spell, A Rebel Yell from Viva La Vida, or Death and All His Friends (2008)
Richard Thompson — When We Were Boys at School from Front Parlour Ballads (2005)
Matthew and the Arrogant Sea — The Wizard from Family Family Family Meets The Magic Christian (2008)
coda: Harpers Bizarre — Witchi Tai To from Harpers Bizarre 4 (1969)

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