This rock chick needs more rock chicks to listen to.
January 4, 2014 6:26 PM Subscribe
I realized recently that a good 90% (at least) of the music I like features male singers. Which then led me to realize that I have fairly specific requirements/tastes when it comes to female singers. Help me find more women who rock!
posted by scody to Media & Arts (167 answers total) 122 users marked this as a favorite
I think the basic thing is that I like very strong voices, often in the alto range (I guess?), accompanied by interesting/angular/edgy music and lyrics. I pretty much go into a HULK SMASH blind rage at the first hint of wispy/breathy/twee indie singing or auto-tuned mainstream pop (apologies to anyone who likes anything in those categories).
Singers who I love: Exene, Alison Mosshart, Beth Ditto, PJ Harvey, Sharon Jones, Alison Moyet, Tracey Thorne, Gladys Knight, Aretha, Debbie Harry, Dolly Parton, Janis Joplin, Dusty Springfield.
Singers who are my personal Kryptonite: Zooey Deschanel, Feist, Britney Spears, Bjork (I know, I know, this seriously compromises my music geek credentials), Celine Dion, Mariah Carey.
Singers who I would put somewhere in the middle (e.g., I like but don't necessarily love them, or I don't know much of their work and might like to learn more, or I have mixed feelings about them): Lykke Li, Cat Power, Kate Bush, Janelle Monae, Emily Haines.
Singers to whom I am completely indifferent: Madonna, Lady Gaga.
Help me out -- who else might I like? Open to pretty much all genres of all eras.