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AmandaPandtheTantrumofDoom Sun 23-Jun-13 14:01:29

The recent thread on the Wanted made me realise how, these days, masses of current pop music irritates the hell out of me.

So, what do you lot all listen to that doesn't make you feel stabby and/or depressed? Not specifically looking for feminist music, just not anti-feminist.

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EstelleGetty Fri 12-Jul-13 19:14:38

Kate Bush - gender doesn't even come into it, she's so creative.
PJ Harvey - love, love, love Dry.
Lauryn Hill - so intelligent and soulful
Nina Simone - just a force of nature

And more recently smile ...
Katy B - she is ace. I love her song Lights On (with Ms Dynamite). She's just dancing, having an ace time, no mention of boys!
Solange - Beyonce's wee sister. Her latest album is amazing. Really creative, and Bad Girls is a very moving song which would have really struck a chord with me when I was younger.

mamaonion Fri 12-Jul-13 19:05:58

India Arie's first album was fantastic, as was I am Jill Scott by Jill Scott - my era!!!

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DespicableYou Sat 06-Jul-13 22:47:27

Cant believe no one has mentioned sinead o connor..

Lio Sat 06-Jul-13 22:39:35

I love Dar Williams, but if you're not into singer-songwriters-with-a-guitar kind of thing she's maybe not for you (I should say there are lots of other instruments too on her albums) and my favourite album is called End of the Summer. Who can resist a song called 'Teenagers, Kick Our Butts'?

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ouryve Thu 04-Jul-13 23:34:19

I don;t usually care about sexism in lyrics, other than raisin an eyebrow about it, but Dido's No Angel CD really spoke to me when I was in an emotionally abusive marriage.

TheDoctrineOfAllan Thu 04-Jul-13 23:31:52

Love "Let England Shake" mignonette

MyHumpsMyLovelyBabyBumps Thu 04-Jul-13 21:55:31

Have you heard of the Lillith Fair festival OP? Worth a wiki if you get a chance. I have not actually been to one but would love to go if they hold it again

mignonette Mon 01-Jul-13 15:21:01

this is my happy song here from Dollar Van demo's

bootsycollins Mon 01-Jul-13 15:18:24

Joan Baez

Bunnylion Mon 01-Jul-13 15:15:30

What about Metric ?

A great song called Patriarch On a Vespa and another called Poster of a Girl

Lead singer Emily Haines is an amazing woman. here's a video of one of her songs and another here and here

mignonette Mon 01-Jul-13 11:03:25

P J Harvey especially 'Let England Shake';
Kate Bush;
Joya Bravo;
Janis Joplin for her sheer bloody talent;
Bessie Smith

BabyMakesMyEyesGoSleepy Mon 01-Jul-13 11:00:07

Can't abide singers who come with strong lyrics but the videos are purely for men's visual pleasure <yes Beyonce I am talking about you>. I find Pinks music and videos are quite often insightful,even the comedic ones. I like Tori Amos and think Cornflake girl was way before its time.

dyslexicdespot Sun 30-Jun-13 13:01:16

I used to love the Lunachicks, they put on amazing live shows. Spitboy the third sex, seven year bitch, the need and Tribe8 rocked as well.

GoshAnneGorilla Sun 30-Jun-13 01:47:50

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GoshAnneGorilla Sun 30-Jun-13 01:46:19

Sleater-Kinney and Lunachicks are two of my favourite bands ever.

Fallopian Rhapsody by the latter is probably the best Pro Choice song ever:,d.bGE

ninah Sat 29-Jun-13 22:36:29

musical apartheid aside, patti smith usually makes me feel fine

Bumpstarter Sat 29-Jun-13 22:32:48

real woman.

I gave I whole thread of its own... But I'll park it here too.

AKissIsNotAContract Tue 25-Jun-13 20:09:00

Hip hop. Not the mainstream shite, underground stuff.

ThirdTimesABrokenFanjo Tue 25-Jun-13 20:06:32

I'm just useless sometimes. It's a singer called El Fanjo. grin

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