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Your favorite album by a female artist

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by gazzaa2, Nov 18, 2020.

  1. DBMartin

    DBMartin Forum Resident

    The Netherlands
    As much as I like Hounds of Love, I'd have to go with Kate Bush's Kick Inside, with the beautiful UK/EU cover of course:

  2. poisonedhangman

    poisonedhangman Forum Resident

    Cascadia, USA
    On any given day, either one of these...


  3. Alf.

    Alf. Forum Resident

  4. Herman Schultz

    Herman Schultz Forum Resident

    New York City
    Liz Phair's Exile in Guyville. The second-best album I've ever heard after only The Who's Quadrophenia.

  5. JM1987

    JM1987 Member

    Rihanna - Anti
  6. LilacTeardrop

    LilacTeardrop "Roll It Over, My Soul...and Leave Me Here"

    1 = Impossible:eek::winkgrin: I did cut it down.
    Norah Jones - Feels Like Home
    Shawn Colvin - These Four Walls
    Lydia Loveless - Somewhere Else
    Lianne La Havas - Blood
    Lilly Hiatt - Walking Proof
    Paula Cole - Ithaca
    Basia Bulat - Are You In Love?
    Waxahatchee - Saint Cloud
    Annie Lennox - Medusa
    Aimee Mann - The Forgotten Arm
    Lorenna McKennitt - The Book Of Secrets
    Madeleine Peyroux - Standing On A Rooftop
    Ricki Lee Jones - Naked Songs
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2021
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  7. souldeep69

    souldeep69 Well-Known Member

    Gayle McCormick s/t ABC/Dunhill 1971
    Belinda Carlisle 2nd solo album 1989
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  8. PaoloOcco

    PaoloOcco Forum Resident

    Hi Everybody
    N°1 Beth Hart (with Joe Bonamassa) - Don't Explain

    Other notable albums (No Greatest Hits or Live Albums)

    FOSTER RUTHIE Promise of a Brand New Day 2014
    FOSTER RUTHIE Joy Comes Back 2017
    MAGNESS JANIVA Original 2014
    MAGNESS JANIVA Love Wins Again 2016
    MAGNESS JANIVA Change in the Weather 2019
    PEEBLES ANN Full Time Love 1992
    PHILLIPS ESTHER From a Whisper to a Scream 1972
    S'AIDA SHAKURA Time 2012
    STAPLES MAVIS We'll Never Turn Back 2007
    TURNER TINA Private Dancer 1984
    WHINEHOUSE AMY Back to Black 2006
    COPELAND SHEMEKIA Turn the Heat Up! 1998
    FISH SAMANTHA Chills & Fever 2017
    EXCITEMENTS The Excitements 2011

    Bye everyone
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  9. Diablo Griffin

    Diablo Griffin City Pop, Rock, and anything 80s til I die

    United States
    Tomoko Aran - Fuyü-Kükan

  10. Chance

    Chance Forum Resident

    Morris County, NJ
    Anything by Nina Simone
    Back To Black - Amy Winehouse
    The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
    Sol-Angel & The Hadley St. Dreams
    - Solange
    Pretenders and Pretenders II
    Anything by The Runaways
    The Best Of The Ronettes
    At The River's Edge
    - Maura Glynn
    Turn Of The Cards - Renaissance
    Treasure - Cocteau Twins
    Live Wire: The Singles 1962-1972 - Martha & The Vandellas
  11. Jamey K

    Jamey K Internet Sensation

    Linda Ronstadt-Linda Ronstadt.
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  12. spencer1

    spencer1 Great Western Forum Resident


    And yes I often cry like a teenage girl when I listen to it ...
  13. doubleaapn

    doubleaapn Forum Resident

    Trophy Club, TX
    Who Knows Where The Time Goes - Judy Collins

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  14. Hey Vinyl Man

    Hey Vinyl Man Another bloody Yank down under...

    Earth Song/Ocean Song by Mary Hopkin...actually it's my favorite album, period.
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  15. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Aimee Mann -Lost In Space
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  16. KenjiMars

    KenjiMars Well-Known Member

    Celine Dion - Power Of Love.
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  17. angelo73

    angelo73 field dweller

    Orbiting Sgr A*
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  18. chrisblower

    chrisblower Forum Resident

    Aside from Joni, Sylvia Hotel by Cheryl Wheeler. So famous it's not even on Spotify. Greetings Live is a hoot too. She can sing beautiful or sing funny. A sort of modern day Alan Sherman. The Potato song and Shutcher Piehole are classics.

  19. simoncm

    simoncm Well-Known Member

    Got to be Joni Mitchell's "Song to a Seagull," with Judy Collins' "Wildflowers" a very close second.
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  20. Zardok

    Zardok Forum Resident

    Castle Cary
  21. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

    A real forgotten gem! :righton:
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  22. tombayz

    tombayz Hey, can I get some bass?

    Since this thread has been revived, I'll post 5 more--a different set of 5 than my post from mid November 2020 (on page #7).

    1. Aretha Franklin "Live At Fillmore West" (probably can name any Aretha album from her prime)
    2. Joni Mitchell "Blue" (another pretty obvious choice, can easy substitute several other Joni albums)
    3. Loretta Lynn "Van Lear Rose" (just to be contrarian and not pick "Coal Miner's Daughter")
    4. Phoebe Bridgers "Punisher" (I think we've just seen the tip of the iceberg with Phoebe)
    5. Lauren Hoffman "Megiddo" (or "Choreography") -- I tend to like to talk about Juliana Hatfield being an underappreciated singer-songwriter who is most known for being around in the 1990s, although in her specific case she never stopped releasing good albums and has a very solid body of work even if all music recorded in the 1990s disappeared forever. Lauren's even more underappreciated and less known. She was only 19 when her major label debut "Megiddo" came out in 1997, and this was pretty much when the movement of female-led bands and songwriters from the early 90s was fizzling commerically. She seems to have been either born too late (to have been old enough to be releasing albums earlier in the decade) or too early (to have been the age to hit the scene in the 2010s). Some people think her album "Choreography" from 2006 (very obscure, came out on a French label only, I think) is even better. Unlike Juliana, she's only put out a handful of albums and I don't think she's been a full-time musician for years.
  23. stevef

    stevef Forum Resident

    Irvine, CA
    The OP asked for "your favorite album from a female artist"...I particularly love this album.

    Karla Bonoff: Karla Bonoff (1977) Columbia Records


    If Karla Bonoff's debut album sounded like the sort of record that Linda Ronstadt or James Taylor were making at the same time, that shouldn't have been a surprise: the rhythm section of Leland Sklar and Russell Kunkel was the same, the tasteful chicken-scratching of guitarist Waddy Wachtel was present, and so was a cheering section including Ronstadt, Don Henley, Eagle associate J.D. Souther, and other charter members of the SoCal country/folk/rock club of the '70s. Also, Ronstadt had cut three of the songs on her last album and Bonnie Raitt had done one. All of this meant that, despite Bonoff's competent singing, which actually better accentuated the lyrics of her songs than Ronstadt's, it was hard for her to get out from under the shadow of the members of her peer group who had preceded her. Nevertheless, the album's ten songs paint an effective picture of the ups and downs of love, circa the mid-'70s. --AllMusic.com


    Karla Bonoff - Karla Bonoff
    Someone To Lay Down Beside Me 4:03
    I Can't Hold On 3:11
    Lose Again 3:41
    Home 4:17
    Faces In The Wind 3:06
    Isn't It Always Love 3:07
    If He's Ever Near 3:18
    Flying High 3:26
    Falling Star 3:27
    Rose In The Garden 4:42
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2021 at 8:52 AM
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  24. changeling69

    changeling69 Member

    Sydney Australia
    Hope Sandoval all the wwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay , esp For the rest of your life..........sexydelic to boot :):)
  25. The Dark Elf

    The Dark Elf Curmudgeonly Wordwraith

    Tracy Chapman - S/T Debut
    Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark
    Sandy Denny - North Star Grassman and the Ravens
    Joan Armatrading - Walk Under Ladders
    Maddy Prior and June Tabor - Silly Sisters

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