Chicks that Rock

I don’t usually listen to female fronted bands, but that’s changed a bit recently. While I still love some angry music, Nine Inch Nails, Pantera, Ministry, Type O Negative and so forth, age is softening me.

I’ve been enjoying some wonderful female singers lately and want to share the love:

Florence + The Machine

Her voice is just so powerful, the lyrics incredible, and the music is definitely not soft and cuddly.

Then there’s Lissie

It’s such a beautiful song that can just bring you to your knees. She’s got some real joy too.

Cat Power has some great songs:

She reminds me so much of one of my all-time favorites, Mazzy Star:

What a haunting voice! It just floors you.

I was recently introduced to Girl in a Coma. They’re a bit more lively, and man can these girls do some covers!

They have their own material as well:

And then there’s Regina Specktor.  Some of her stuff is fantastic, unfortunately, some of it seems artsy for the sake of being artsy. Here’s a fantastic song:

Metric is another fantastic band with a female lead:

 

And that’s not to mention Janis and Tori!

What’s your favorite female singer?

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