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Recommend me Women Singers

Postby Storage and Disposal » Thu Feb 9, 7:24 2012

Recommend is a weird word. I've been looking at it for several seconds now and it just looks wrong to me.

I noticed that I have very few women singers in my album collection. I want more. If anyone knows of any really creative/sincere voices, tell me about them. I'm looking towards Julie Doiron a bit.
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Re: Recommend me Women Singers

Postby lykin005 » Thu Feb 9, 13:01 2012

This may not be exactly what your looking for but I thoroughly enjoy Angela Gossow of arch enemy! It's pretty heavy, metal stuff so if your not into that I apologize. Here's my favorite song.

http://youtu.be/mZM-d2qD15E
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Re: Recommend me Women Singers

Postby lillerina » Thu Feb 9, 13:18 2012

I really like Anais Mitchell - her folk/rock opera Hadestown is brilliant, but I also really enjoy several of her stand-alone songs. I listen to Tori Amos and Regina Spektor a lot, and of course Ani DiFranco, who I think is a wonderful poet as well as a great musician.
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Re: Recommend me Women Singers

Postby LunchBox » Thu Feb 9, 13:22 2012

lillerina wrote:Tori Amos and Regina Spektor.


A second a recommendation for these even though I haven't listened to either in a long time. It's somehow hard to come up with memorable women singers. It's disgusting how mainstream it is but Adele is probably the first impressionable women singer I can think of.

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Re: Recommend me Women Singers

Postby Sonic# » Thu Feb 9, 14:08 2012

I got on a Regina Spektor kick last night after an acquaintance posted a harp rendition that she had done of one of her songs. Very good.

Have you looked into Alison Krauss? I've been on a mini-bluegrass trip lately, and I really, *really* like her. (I first heard her on a CD with Doc Watson and a few others.)

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Re: Recommend me Women Singers

Postby ladyhawk » Thu Feb 9, 14:13 2012

Sonic# wrote:Have you looked into Alison Krauss? I've been on a mini-bluegrass trip lately, and I really, *really* like her. (I first heard her on a CD with Doc Watson and a few others.)


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Although, I first heard her when I watched O Brother, Where Art Thou? I'm in love with her voice. (Is that a thing? Oh, well. It is now.)
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Re: Recommend me Women Singers

Postby Eravial » Thu Feb 9, 14:18 2012

Apart from the older classic stuff like Grace Slick as part of Jefferson Airplane, Stevie Nicks, and Joni Mitchell...

I totally second Alison Krauss. The stuff she did with Robert Plant is brilliant.

I'm not super familiar with Gillian Welch, but I like a few songs I've heard. She's also Americana/bluegrass. I recommend "That's the Way that it Goes".

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Postby zibber » Thu Feb 9, 15:19 2012

I commend and immediately re-commend Le Tigre.
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Postby monk » Thu Feb 9, 15:22 2012

Neko Case


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Re: Recommend me Women Singers

Postby helium » Thu Feb 9, 16:26 2012

I know Amanda Palmer has said and done some unfortunate things but I loove the Dresden Dolls.

This made me realize that I have no female singers in my music... Alice Cooper is about the closest I come. Probably should remedy that instead of just listening to them on Youtube and Grooveshark all the time.
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Re: Recommend me Women Singers

Postby spacefem » Thu Feb 9, 17:14 2012

Old: Joni Mitchell, Carole King.
Not as old: Ani DiFranco, Jill Sobule.

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Re: Recommend me Women Singers

Postby lillerina » Thu Feb 9, 17:21 2012

Dar Williams. Sarah Slean. Imogen Heap.
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Re: Recommend me Women Singers

Postby edit the sad parts » Thu Feb 9, 17:25 2012

Not exactly like Julie Doiron but if you don't know the band Warpaint, you might want to check them out. They have this soft psychedelic alt rock thing going - they have a few Doironesque songs as well. I LOVE them, they are an all woman band. I've seen them live twice(discovered them when I went to see the XX and they opened ): They rock the freaking house.

Here are two Doironish songs by them:




I super-duper enjoy they that are not trying to serve up any sex appeal to win fans.They're just making their music and their music is awesome!

I can add more to this list, I just have to peruse my ipod. I will be back.
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Re: Recommend me Women Singers

Postby Aelwyn » Thu Feb 9, 17:27 2012

zibber wrote:I commend and immediately re-commend Le Tigre.

LINOLEUM FLOOR LINOLEUM FLOOR, YOUR LYRICS ARE DUMB BECAUSE LINOLEUM FLOOR. Song of my early teens.
Ever listened to Camera Obscura? They're kinda Belle & Sebastian-esque, but different... Bah, go listen.
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Re: Recommend me Women Singers

Postby rottenapples » Thu Feb 9, 17:47 2012

I second Stevie Nicks
Also: Patti Smith, Sinead O'Conner, Courtney Love (if you're feeling brave), Amy Winehouse, and Adele

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Postby Storage and Disposal » Thu Feb 9, 17:52 2012

lykin005 wrote:This may not be exactly what your looking for but I thoroughly enjoy Angela Gossow of arch enemy! It's pretty heavy, metal stuff so if your not into that I apologize. Here's my favorite song.

Haha, yes. I'm familiar with the cheesiness of Arch Enemy. Carnivorous Jesus! Hahaha

Anais Mitchell has a nice set of lungs.

Alison Krauss. She's got a talented voice, but I couldn't get into the song I heard. Not really into americana/bluegrass. I'll try another one of her songs at some point though.

I've heard most of the others, but some time while Sara's at school I'll have to listen to some songs more intently.

Camera Obscura is pretty good. And Warpaint? YES! I'm definitely liking what I hear.

Patti Smith and Sinead O'Conner are good if I'm in a certain mood.
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Re: Recommend me Women Singers

Postby Sonic# » Thu Feb 9, 17:57 2012

I'll second Neko Case. What I've heard of her is great, and my girlfriend loves her.

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Re: Recommend me Women Singers

Postby 08lightning » Thu Feb 9, 18:25 2012



Anna Calvi's eponymous album is good








and Marnie Stern ftw!
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Re: Recommend me Women Singers

Postby Storage and Disposal » Thu Feb 9, 18:31 2012

I just remembered two Japanese punk bands I was really into awhile back.

Bleach03


Tsu Shi Ma Mi Re


They kicked so much ass. Way better than 99% of the punk bands I hear in the states.
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Re: Recommend me Women Singers

Postby 08lightning » Thu Feb 9, 18:43 2012

I hadn't heard of Julie Doiron, just listened to 'spill yer lungs' which i liked alot


'who-kill- by tUnE-yArDs was my favourite album last year





and Life without buildings, if you can get hold of it



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did anyone mention PJ Harvey yet?





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Postby monk » Thu Feb 9, 22:50 2012

Oh and to go back in time I recommend Pat Bennetar, Joan Jett, the Eurithmics, Blondie & Heart.
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Re: Recommend me Women Singers

Postby Meperidine » Thu Feb 9, 22:55 2012

Seconding: Ani diFranco for sure. Neko Case. Regina Spektor. ADELE--I didn't give her a chance for ages because she's top 40, but I was so wrong, she's fantastic. (I don't like Someone Like You and I'm sick of Rolling in the Deep but I really like One and Only and Set Fire to the Rain, plus the first album is just a cool neo-soul album).

I fucking adore Joanna Newsom, but this is very difficult to get a ton of agreement on.



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Re: Recommend me Women Singers

Postby zibber » Fri Feb 10, 3:20 2012

Aelwyn wrote:
zibber wrote:I commend and immediately re-commend Le Tigre.

LINOLEUM FLOOR LINOLEUM FLOOR, YOUR LYRICS ARE DUMB BECAUSE LINOLEUM FLOOR. Song of my early teens.
Ever listened to Camera Obscura? They're kinda Belle & Sebastian-esque, but different... Bah, go listen.
Ah & Warpaint, YES!


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Re: Recommend me Women Singers

Postby Tookie » Fri Feb 10, 9:23 2012

This is the best thread on the forum right now! Julie Doiron is so fucking rad!

Check out:

Charlotte Cornfield (folksy, also she's a Montreal local and I spent a while hitting on her at a party where she'd just introduced herself as "Charlotte" and then kind of freaked out afterwards when I realized who she was).

Holly Go-Lightly (sometimes country-ish, sometimes closer to rock)

Feist and Fiona Apple, of course

Joanna Newsom is pretty polarizing, but her voice changed for her latest album (Have One On Me) and has more mass appeal, now. Also, she plays the harp. Listen to "'81"

Maow (pop punk/retro rock, Neko Case was the drummer)

Mirah (listen to "The Garden", for a different flavour, also check out her collaboration project, "Thao and Mirah" - and now I want to look into Thao Nguyen's work too)

Nina Nastasia (great, folksy/soulful voice)

Scout Niblett (listen to "Kiss", she also rocks out HARD on "The Calcination of Scout Niblett")

Sleater-Kinney! Sleater-Kinney! Sleater-Kinney!

St. Vincent (listen to "Actor Out Of Work", she similarly rocks out hard, if you can ever see her live I HIGHLY recommend it - when I saw her a while back, she walked on stage in this adorable little dress and then proceeded to fucking shred.)

Tiger Trap (twee-pop)

X-ray Spex (girl punk! listen to "O Bondage! Up Yours!")

The Slits (also girl punk)

anything associated with the Riot Grrrl movement

You Say Party ("dance punk" apparently? listen to "Lonely's Lunch")


...yeah, girl rock is kind of my specialty
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Re: Recommend me Women Singers

Postby Storage and Disposal » Fri Feb 10, 11:28 2012

Holy shit, looks like I have a lot of bands to check out.

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