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Favorite female singers

There was a very interesting thread sometimes ago regarding female singers.
Actually I am trying to expand my list of female singers, this is why I am starting this follow-up thread.

Who is your favorite (modern) female-singer?
I'll start :my favorites are Björk and Patricia Kaas - she is amazing, singing in French!
 

SFG75

Well-Known Member
Norah Jones, she's just superb. I love her second album-goes to show that you can take the girl out of the coffeehouse, but you can't take the coffeehouse out of the girl.:D
 

RAC42

kickbox
There are two Canadian women I like to listen to.

Sarah Slean and Bif Naked.

I have seen Sarah live twice, once with a full band and once just her playing piano and singing. Both were great. She was trained in classical music and you can hear that in what she is doing now. She has a great voice.

Bif is something else. She started out as sort of punk, and is now doing some good stuff, I really enjoy her style. The last time she was in town, she played at the university for free, only thing was, you had to be a student to go :(
 

wilderness

New Member
Sarah Blasko is fantastic.
Regina Spektor is brillant.

Allanis Morisette
Amy-Lee
The girl from the Waifs and the girl who rings with Damien Rice

Lani
 

Stewart

Active Member
Norah Jones, she's just superb. I love her second album-goes to show that you can take the girl out of the coffeehouse, but you can't take the coffeehouse out of the girl.:D
Her third album was absolute Norah-by-numbers crunt.
 

Anamnesis

Active Member
Shirley Manson
Cristina Scabbia
Chrissie Hynde
Annie Lennox

I guess I'll add Courtney Love to the list. She's weird as hell and her voice isn't the best I've heard, but she's still created some great music.
 

jaybe

Member
Karen Carpenter

Nina Simone

Edith Piaf

Norah Jones, she can sing but most of her songs aren't worth singing;)
 

-Carlos-

New Member
Alison Krauss

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funes

New Member
A few who come to mind just now are:
Rachel Nagy of The Detroit Cobras
Margot Timmons of The Cowboy Junkies
Natalie Merchant (mostly on the strength of her cover of Because the Night)
Susan Tedeschi (she does a fabulous cover of Angel from Montgomery)
 

Samerron

New Member
- Sarah Brightman
- Celine Dion
- Norah Jones
- Diana Krall
- Enya
- Loreena McKennitt ( the Canadian Enya ;) )
- Shania Twain


I also listen to the Corrs from time to time.
 

Libra6Poe

New Member
For awhile, it's been Beth Gibbons of Portishead. Her voice is beautiful & sultry. Haunting.
I like a lot of the people posted here already, like Norah, the sisters in The Corrs, Regina Spektor, but they're not my favorites... but they're close!

My other favorites:
Alanis Morisette - "My Humps" was funny as hell.
Alison Goldfrapp of Goldfrapp
Poe
Fiona Apple
Shirley Manson of Garbage
 

lenny nero

New Member
My faves are :

Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde
Margo Timmins of the Cowboy Junkies
Tori Amos
Iris Dement
 

steffee

Active Member
My faves are :
Tori Amos
I was beginning to have palpitations at not seeing her name. Surely the best by a long, long way, non?

Also love Regina Spektor, Joni Mitchell and Sinead O Connor. Jewel, Shivaree, Deborah Harry (Blondie), Diana Ross, Jenny Lewis. There will be many more.
 

Inkheart

New Member
I love Alecia Moore's (P!nk's) voice. The emotion in her voice is wonderful. I love her version of Me and Bobby McGee which she sings live.
 
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