Female vocals that shine...

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  1. Mikoss

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    Post your favorite tracks with female singers here...

    I'll start with a couple of my faves:

    Chan Marshall (aka Cat Power) - Gah, love her. Her albums on vinyl sound best - Jukebox/The Greatest are two of my faves.


    Rachel Sermanni - Unbelievably ethereal vocalist... she makes my heart pound. Tied To The Moon is a superb folk album.


    Béatrice Martin (aka Couer de Pirate) - Enchanting french artist who has a way of biting her vocals.


    Shara Worden (aka My Brightest Diamond) - A voice capable of the same magic as Whitney Houston... she's much more quirky though.
     
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    A few of my favorites

    Julien Baker - Just discovered her and going to one of her shows soon. A bit of a voice cracky sound at times but very powerful and has a good understanding of dynamics



    Joanna Newsom - Quirky voice, some might find it harsh sounding or childish but one of my favorite artists. Her harp skills are impeccable. If you get a chance to see her live, do it. Her voice has a fullness that doesn't come across in the recordings when you're there.



    Agnes Obel - Nothing spectacular about her voice - just very very clean



    Mariee Sioux - Different style here - she's a folk artist who incorporates a lot of Native American instruments into her music due to her heritage



    Jenn Ghetto - From Carissa's Wierd -- an old now defunct band including her and the singer for Band of Horses. Except this is a slowcore band. Just a very emotional voice

     
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    Chris McVie singing "Songbird." Slays me every single time.

     
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    Hope Sandoval melts me in my tracks:





    And she's still making new stuff:

     
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    Neko Case


    Gillian Welch


    Patty Griffith
     
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    ^ Nice! I was about to post a Neko Case track.

    So instead: Laura Marling. I really love the fiery spirit in her voice. Some of my favourites are the quieter, softer songs where she reigns it all in a bit.

     
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    Chan Marshall - I like her a lot as well but I prefer her earlier stuff like this which I feel is more emotional although less accurate as far as technique goes.




    Lauryn Hill - Probably known more for her rapping but her voice is also quite wonderful and smooth.



    Teresa Salgueiro - I'm not sure how to describe it - just very very clean and impactful. From the group Madredeus.




    Erykah Badu - Probably one of the smoothest vocalists I've heard stylistically along with the likes of D'Angelo.



    Mahalia Jackson - if you listen to gospel at all, you know the name. Fantastic energy, great tone, great at building intensity over the course of a song.

     
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    +1 on Karen Carpenter. Her voice was definitely unearthly.

    Courtney Draper - Bioshock Infinite - Recorded supposedly spontaneously
     
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    Read the thread title and immediately thought Cat Power. Chan Marshall... man, what a voice. Hits right in the feels. Love her.





     
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    Also, London Grammar vocalist Hannah Reid -



     
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    Loving all these posts... thank you all!

    Here are some more female artists I've enjoyed:

    Julia Stone (from Angus and Julia) - Intimate, elegant vocals...she has a way of such intimate presentation. Wish their albums were mastered better... "Red Berries" has good dynamic range, and also their vinyl cuts are worth picking up for her vocals, and her brothers guitar.


    Warpaint - My favorite (female) band... moody, atmospheric, textured rock. Ethereal vocals mixed with progressive riffs and tight percussion. Love them. Buy all of their shit on vinyl... their albums are killer.


    Daniela Andrade - Great cover of Crazy by Gnarls Barkley... lots of other great covers done in her simplistic/endearing/affected tone. (I also love her Radiohead covers...)
     
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    Piggybacking on the above

     
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    I just stumbled across this artist Alina Baraz while browsing playlists on Tidal:



    The production on that album sounds great through a bassy headphone like the X-00.
     
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    I'd like to snag some well mastered Fiona Apple on vinyl, if such a thing exists... love her trailing, smokey voice.

    This video reminds me of everything I love about headphones. Also, I'm pretty sure that is John C. Reilly making off with a 45...

     
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    @Mikoss I remember you liked this. Hirahara Ayaka.



    But I'd whole heartily also recommend this (though obsolete) lady, Shimizu Satoko




    Yes that's the same person.
     
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    Oo, so many good/interesting recommendations in here, glad I stumbled into it... I had that London Grammar album on repeat for like a month, also found it totally by accident, can't wait to see what else they put out. I humbly submit Brandi Carlile, I'm not necessarily big into the genre but I've loved all three albums I've bought from her:



     
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