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on 14 Apr 2009 06:20

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Female vocalists I don't want to strangle

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1. Kate Bush
Perhaps my favourite female vocalist of all time.
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Average listal rating (61 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
2. Joanna Newsom
And then my second favourite of all time. A quirky songstress who plays the harp and tells epic and fantastical stories in her songs.
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3. Björk
It goes without saying.
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Average listal rating (182 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
4. Florence And The Machine
Florence Welch

Played to death on the radio since the release of her album, I think maybe I just became accustomed to the sound of her voice. It's really rather powerful isn't it?
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5. The Knife
Karin Dreijer Andersson

She sounds really angry all of the time, with a really strong accent. Also appreciated her guest appearance on Royksopp's last album.
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Average listal rating (112 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
6. Nina Simone
I used to think the songs sung by Nina Simone were actually sung by a man. How uncultured. I should've known it was a crocodile skinned diva behind that evangelic voice!
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Average listal rating (242 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
7. Arcade Fire
Régine Chassagne

She doesn't sing all that often, but when she does get a singing part I generally enjoy it. Her song 'Haiti' is one of my favourites from the album and I wish she'd had more to do in their recent release.
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Average listal rating (208 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
8. PJ Harvey
I just like her because she's a bit alternative and has an attitude. She's conjured some great songs in her time as well.
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Average listal rating (63 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
9. Bat for Lashes
Natasha Khan

Was well late on the Bat for Lashes bandwagon. I saw her live before I'd even heard an album by her, and it was... nice. Nothing spectacular, but an interesting voice nevertheless.
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Average listal rating (38 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating
10. Sleater-Kinney
Hilarious over-the-top girlie rock that doesn't suck. What a novel concept.
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Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating
11. Jana Hunter
Looks like a man, sounds like a man, I really have my doubts...
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Average listal rating (8 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
12. The Organ
This band is essentially the female version of The Smiths, and the lead singer sounds pretty much just like Morrissey - dead pan and all. It's all good. At least it was until they split up a couple of years ago.
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Female vocalists that I enjoy listening to don't come around very often. Here's a list of songstresses that don't make me feel like bursting my eardrums with a drill bit when I listen to them.

The one thing they all have in common is that they would never win an X-Factor competition. Expect them to have character and charisma then.

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Comments

Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Apr 30 2:11
Jenny Lewis from Rilo Kiley?
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Jul 20 19:03
great list :D
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Feb 3 20:11
You've got a really great taste! Great list!
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Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Feb 4 1:46
What about Ann Wilson, from Heart? Have a try! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gpNqB4dnT4
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Feb 4 8:15
Can't stand Bjork, probably because she's not from this Earth.
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Feb 4 8:16
Oh, Joanna Newsom too... bizarre doesn't begin to cover it.
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Apr 12 18:47
Ann Wilson, from Heart [2] The B-52's girls also.
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Nov 22 1:35
I like Kate Bush, Florence & The Machine, and possibly others in your list. Some of them I don't know yet.

I don't dislike X-Factor either, though ;)

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