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Wesley
11-09-2014, 11:29 AM
Do any guys listen to female singers? I like listening to Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne, Nelly Furtado, Katy Perry, Shakira, etc.

Gunpowder
11-09-2014, 11:47 AM
Only female singers I listen to on a somewhat regular basis are Amy Lee (Evanescence), Hayley Williams (Paramore), Gwen Stefani (only when she's with No Doubt), and Avril Lavigne. Female pop singers infect the radio so often and have become so ubiquitous that I don't even really need to put forth an effort to hear them. I just go out somewhere, and somewhere along the way, I'll hear a song of theirs. (That doesn't necessarily mean I don't like them, though.)

Leo656
11-09-2014, 01:01 PM
Why wouldn't they? Good music is good music. Although, I prefer chicks who rock a little harder. I'm a huge fan of L7 and Veruca Salt. Even The Donnas were pretty good. X with Exene Cervenka was great back in the day. More recently, this newer band called Dead Sara is f***ing AMAZING. The singer, Emily Armstrong, is like a mix of Grace Slick and Kurt Cobain. That band is amazing beyond words.

All that said, like every other kind of music I like, I'm still a sucker for p*ssy sh*t sometimes. Like, I love all of Madonna's 80s stuff, especially "Cherish"; That's my jaaaaaaaam. :lol: I actually own "The Immaculate Collection". And I like the Go-Gos and Belinda Carlisle, especially "Heaven Is A Place On Earth".

There's a lot of 'em, I'unno. Why wouldn't guys listen to chicks sing? Chicks listen to guys sing. I think maybe some guys don't wanna be caught singing along with a chick song, but that's some silly insecure sh*t anyways. I will karaoke the f*ck out of "Cherish" like a boss, son, I ain't scared. :lol:

Oh, yeah, I liked No Doubt too before they sucked. "Underneath It All" was the last song of theirs I liked.

pennydreadful
11-09-2014, 03:17 PM
There are plenty of female singers outside of the pop genre. Women can rock just as hard as the guys. Stevie Nicks, Shirley Manson, Joan Jett, Pattie Smith, Heart, Otep, Arch Enemy, Genitorturers, Wendy O Williams, Eths, My Ruin, L7, Bikini Kill, Juliette and the Licks, Pat Benetar, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Tori Amos, Pussy Riot, Seven Year Bitch, Debbie Harry, Karen Carpenter, Annie Lennox, kd lang, Melissa Etheridge, PJ Harvey, Skunk Anansie, - there are thousands of women in rock, metal, jazz, blues and metal.

Tina Turner and Cher could sing (and rock) the balls off half the current crop of male-fronted bands, and were just as good as the male rock singers of their time. Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Ma Rainey Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Marlene Dietrich, Sarah Vaughan - all of them do blues, jazz and soul just as well as BB King, Ray Charles or Barry White.

Being a woman in the music industry isn't synonymous with writing "weak" commercialized music.

CyberCubed
11-09-2014, 03:23 PM
I don't listen to music in general.

pennydreadful
11-09-2014, 03:42 PM
Of course you don't.

Powder
11-09-2014, 04:12 PM
Sure, though most of them aren't solo artists but rather bands with female lead vocalists. Lily Allen, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Phantogram, Little Dragon, The Bird & The Bee, Propaganda, Peaches, Chromatics, Vice Squad, a bunch of j-pop groups, all kinds of stuff.

Gunpowder
11-09-2014, 04:26 PM
Being a woman in the music industry isn't synonymous with writing "weak" commercialized music.

I feel like that was directed at me... I was just addressing the artists mentioned in the OP.

I listen pretty much exclusively to bands - hardly ever solo artists, and that includes bands with female singers. Evanescene, No Doubt, Paramore (which I mentioned before), as well as The Material, Meg & Dia, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Pat Benatar, Tonight Alive....most rock bands with female singers sound pretty amazing, actually. Maybe my examples are a bit mainstream, but oh well.

As for solo singers, I've grown to like P!nk a lot more lately.

pennydreadful
11-09-2014, 05:17 PM
No no, don't worry, I wasn't taking a shot at anyone - I just thought all the thread title itself sort of leant towards the idea that the only music women sing is the sort of stuff that a red-blooded male would be embarrassed to listen to. :P

Honestly, as far as pop singers on the radio go, I tend to agree with you - they all sound the same to me and I seriously can't tell the difference between them.

shuriken
11-09-2014, 05:22 PM
I love me some Cranberries, Cindy Lauper, No Doubt and Madonna. I don't hate. Only very narrow minded people listen to music based on the gender of the singer. Adele and the Eurhythmics are also pretty fantastic, those ladies can sing.

DarkFell
11-09-2014, 05:30 PM
No mention of Berlin yet?
Lots of great mentions in this thread so far.

shuriken
11-09-2014, 05:33 PM
Do any guys listen to female singers? I like listening to Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne, Nelly Furtado, Katy Perry, Shakira, etc.

I cannot stand Avril personally. The rest are good in my book (Katy is hit or miss for me). I also really like Shakira's older stuff (which to fair is mostly in Spanish). I like Awesome hip shaking as much as the next guy but I feel that over time she's lost some of her edge.

pennydreadful
11-09-2014, 06:25 PM
And hell, to be fair, it's easy to sneer at modern pop music (lord knows I do), but there was some damn good stuff back in the day. Pop in and of itself doesn't have to be crappy - lately it just seems like it is.

- Salt 'n' Pepa - Push It
- Black Box - Ride on Time
- Everything But the Girl - Missing
- 4 Non Blondes - What's Up
- Queen of the Night - Whitney Houston
- Black Cat - Janet Jackson
- Mother - Tracy Chapman
- You're So Vain - Carly Simon
- Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carne
- Black Velvet - Alanna Myles
- Strawberry Wine - Deana Carter
- One of Us - Joan Osbourne
- These Boots are Made for Walkin' - Nancy Sinatra
- The Black Sorrows
- Anastascia
- The Bangles
- Belinda Carlisle
- The Cardigans
- Alanis Morissette
- Cat Power
- Dusty Springfield
- Natalie Imbruglia
- Fiona Apple
- Kate Bush
- Sinead
- Bjork
- Cyndi Lauper
- Portishead
- Kidneythieves

These gals featured heavily on the pop charts through the 90s (and a little into the 00s) and I'm sure most people, regardless of gender, enjoy songs by several (or most of) these artists.

Netkeeper
11-10-2014, 06:10 AM
I don't usually listen to single artists. I do like Tarja Turunen (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUIXL6zCTsE), though.

So have some bands that feature female vocalists :

Within Temptation [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk_Kt6AvILs)] [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6ViM8tKG1Q)] [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhjKjtdu-_c)] [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AY7hYQ8-FM)]; Sharon den Adel is probably my favourite female vocalist ever, she has an absolutely [I]beautiful voice and I couldn't pick just one example
Nightwish [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xPIdta_uXI)] [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5i7htF2AwY)] [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvkYwOJZONU)]; first song with Tarja as their vocalist for comparison to the other two
Amaranthe [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yimkRDcDpf4)]; I just really love this song okay
Halestorm [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmkHqUwa4zg)] [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knZdklFoQkY)]
Arch Enemy [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y-J7sBT_no)]
Epica [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNGzltK_tlc)]
Lacuna Coil [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wfRHPsRGkk)]
The Birthday Massacre [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SREZ-ggSDjM)]
Leaves' Eyes [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b15yaPYNDRU)]
Edenbridge [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5qEMaeJRvY)]

Also Within Temptation covered Radioactive and did the song way better than Imagine Dragons did (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKDxvVom64c)

And for a genre completely different, I also enjoy Celtic Woman, Lady Gaga, Cher, and Aqua. Evanescence and Paramore are also just fine with me, but I hear them way too much to go listening to them when I'm by myself, you know?

tmnt transformer
11-10-2014, 07:34 AM
I mostly listen to video game music...

plastroncafe
11-10-2014, 10:02 AM
I kind of feel like for every one of these threads that gets started I should add a corresponding male version.

Having said that, I've been listening to a whole lot more Nicki Minaj recently.

pingclang
11-10-2014, 10:26 AM
Doro/Warlock. One awesome lady.

Wesley
11-10-2014, 11:45 AM
No no, don't worry, I wasn't taking a shot at anyone - I just thought all the thread title itself sort of leant towards the idea that the only music women sing is the sort of stuff that a red-blooded male would be embarrassed to listen to. :P

Honestly, as far as pop singers on the radio go, I tend to agree with you - they all sound the same to me and I seriously can't tell the difference between them.

I'm not embarrassed to listen to female singers. I was just curious to find out if other guys listen to them, as a lot of my friends don't. I agree that most pop singers sound the same. Too bad they're the ones that are on the radio most of the time.

I also like listening to bands that have female singers such as the Corrs and Girls Aloud.

pennydreadful
11-10-2014, 03:28 PM
That's cool, man - the question just read a bit weird to me; likewise, it wasn't my intent to come off sounding aggressive. Tone doesn't always translate well online - I need to use more smileys.

FWIW, I'd say your guy friends are missing out on a lot of ass-kickingly great bands.

The Corrs are good; if you like them you'd probably really like The Cranberries. Enya is always great (as is her family band, Clannad).

Some more good female singers/bands in my collection I'd put forward who are in the heavier/alt/not pop category:
Jack Off Jill (who later spun off into Scarling)
Tura Santana and Manhole, who were both earlier bands of the vocalist for My Ruin
Kittie
Straight Line Stitch
Porcelain and the Tramps
Ego Likeness
Infected Rain
Animal Alpha
B*tch Alert
Betty Blowtorch
Madder Mortem
Switchblade Symphony
The Horrorpops
Zombie Girl
Lacuna Coil
Stolen Babies

Walls of Jericho, Exilia, iwrestledabearonce, Cadaveria and The Agonist are also very heavy, though I don't favor them personally. There's Emilie Autumn, Tribe 8, The Lunachicks, Le Tigre, Ayria, Halestorm, Flyleaf, The Butcher Babies, In this Moment, Huntress, K's Choice, The Dresden Dolls, The Sneaker Pimps...

And Gin Wigmore is absolutely fantastic.

I... listen to a lot of female artists, in case that wasn't abundantly clear by this stage. :tlol:

Candy Kappa
11-10-2014, 03:30 PM
I kind of feel like for every one of these threads that gets started I should add a corresponding male version.

You totally should.

Wesley
11-10-2014, 04:29 PM
That's cool, man - the question just read a bit weird to me; likewise, it wasn't my intent to come off sounding aggressive. Tone doesn't always translate well online - I need to use more smileys.

FWIW, I'd say your guy friends are missing out on a lot of ass-kickingly great bands.

The Corrs are good; if you like them you'd probably really like The Cranberries. Enya is always great (as is her family band, Clannad).

Some more good female singers/bands in my collection I'd put forward who are in the heavier/alt/not pop category:
Jack Off Jill (who later spun off into Scarling)
Tura Santana and Manhole, who were both earlier bands of the vocalist for My Ruin
Kittie
Straight Line Stitch
Porcelain and the Tramps
Ego Likeness
Infected Rain
Animal Alpha
B*tch Alert
Betty Blowtorch
Madder Mortem
Switchblade Symphony
The Horrorpops
Zombie Girl
Lacuna Coil
Stolen Babies

Walls of Jericho, Exilia, iwrestledabearonce, Cadaveria and The Agonist are also very heavy, though I don't favor them personally. There's Emilie Autumn, Tribe 8, The Lunachicks, Le Tigre, Ayria, Halestorm, Flyleaf, The Butcher Babies, In this Moment, Huntress, K's Choice, The Dresden Dolls, The Sneaker Pimps...

And Gin Wigmore is absolutely fantastic.

I... listen to a lot of female artists, in case that wasn't abundantly clear by this stage. :tlol:

I've heard of the Cranberries and I like a few of their songs.

Prowler
11-10-2014, 06:57 PM
I listen to some. And they're all Japanese or Korean.

PangolinFeets
11-10-2014, 07:37 PM
My boyfriend doesn't listen to many bands with female singers, then he was a drummer for this band for a while.

This girl got pipes.

http://youtu.be/hBwweYOUDGc

Slade
11-10-2014, 10:44 PM
Yeah, I like a few female singers. Carrie Underwood, I used to jam the sh*t out of the Spice Girls back in the day, Amy Lee is good. The girl from Lady Antebelum. I don't know her name.

There are female artists I can't stand as well. Taylor Swift, Gwen Stefani, Niki Minaj...

Wesley
11-11-2014, 01:16 PM
I kinda like Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Kylie Minogue, Pink, Joan Jett, Anatacia and Natasha Bedingfield.

Storm Eagle
11-11-2014, 01:47 PM
Why wouldn't they? Good music is good music.

That's exactly what I say.



All that said, like every other kind of music I like, I'm still a sucker for p*ssy sh*t sometimes. Like, I love all of Madonna's 80s stuff, especially "Cherish"; That's my jaaaaaaaam. :lol: I actually own "The Immaculate Collection". And I like the Go-Gos and Belinda Carlisle, especially "Heaven Is A Place On Earth".



I've also got some Madonna songs on my MP3 player even though I'm not that big a fan of hers. I also enjoy Sarah McLachlan. I remember waking up one morning and her song "Possession" was playing on the radio and I was just drawn in by hr voice. The same with "Mouth" by Merril Bainbridge when I just woke up in the middle of the night once.

By the way, did you know that Andrew W.K. is a Barbara Streisand fan? I know this isn't music-related, but he's a Brony as well.



There's a lot of 'em, I'unno. Why wouldn't guys listen to chicks sing? Chicks listen to guys sing. I think maybe some guys don't wanna be caught singing along with a chick song, but that's some silly insecure sh*t anyways. I will karaoke the f*ck out of "Cherish" like a boss, son, I ain't scared. :lol:



I personally don't like to hear dudes sing songs originally sung by women for some reason. It doesn't help that my friend always has to sing along with some song that's playing on TV in a commercial or whatever. He even does that with musical guests on Saturday Night Live.

I kinda like Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Kylie Minogue, Pink, Joan Jett, Anatacia and Natasha Bedingfield.

I was all about "Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears when it came out. I didn't care about anything else from her though.

Wesley
11-11-2014, 02:14 PM
Fergie has grown on me recently. Her voice is nice to listen to and I like a few of her songs.

Zarana-X
11-12-2014, 05:30 PM
Leo, Penny and Powder mentioned most of the ones I would have already, but I'll add to the list:
Poly Styrene (X-Ray Spex), Dinah Cancer (45 Grave), Kim Zilla (Kung Fu Dykes)/Vulvatron(GWAR), Su-Metal(BABYMETAL), Chastain, Daisy Chainsaw, and I'll probably think of more, later.

pandaderek
11-12-2014, 10:58 PM
I would assume they do, unless, they're some kind of sexist asshole. I've, always, liked Mariah Carey. Not now because she can't sing as great as she did in the early 90s. My favorite album of hers is Daydream.

pennydreadful
11-13-2014, 01:46 PM
Another couple for the list:

- Heather Nova
- Scary Bitches
- Drain STH
- Wicked Wisdom (Jada Pinkett Smith's band)
- Against Me
- Babes in Toyland
- The Devotchkas
- Bratmobile
- The Slits

Wesley
02-17-2015, 11:19 AM
I like Rachel Stevens. I also like Jo O'Meara when she's with S Club 7.

Creativemind
02-17-2015, 01:41 PM
I like Otep, Arch Enemy, and The pretty Reckless.

Amaranthus
02-17-2015, 01:43 PM
Kiesza, that's pretty much it.

Venom
02-17-2015, 02:01 PM
Wow, the ones I like mainly been listed for the most part.

September Mourning and The Birthday Massacre is a couple more; SM is all over the hard rock spectrum and TBM is like dark ballad rock...think sweeping synths and heavy riffs.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
02-17-2015, 02:42 PM
Within Temptation and Halestorm.

pennydreadful
02-17-2015, 03:01 PM
I like Otep, Arch Enemy, and The pretty Reckless.

If you heard a high-pitched screeching sound across the trans-atlantic, that was the sound of me being excited that there's a fellow Otep fan on the boards.

http://i.imgur.com/zLGL1n7.jpg

Tribe for life, my brother. 8)

Netkeeper
02-17-2015, 04:58 PM
Wow, the ones I like mainly been listed for the most part.

September Mourning and The Birthday Massacre is a couple more
:<

Within Temptation and Halestorm.
:<

Did nobody read my list?

I don't usually listen to single artists. I do like Tarja Turunen (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUIXL6zCTsE), though.

So have some bands that feature female vocalists :

Within Temptation [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk_Kt6AvILs)] [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6ViM8tKG1Q)] [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhjKjtdu-_c)] [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AY7hYQ8-FM)]; Sharon den Adel is probably my favourite female vocalist ever, she has an absolutely [I]beautiful voice and I couldn't pick just one example
Nightwish [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xPIdta_uXI)] [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5i7htF2AwY)] [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvkYwOJZONU)]; first song with Tarja as their vocalist for comparison to the other two
Amaranthe [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yimkRDcDpf4)]; I just really love this song okay
Halestorm [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmkHqUwa4zg)] [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knZdklFoQkY)]
Arch Enemy [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y-J7sBT_no)]
Epica [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNGzltK_tlc)]
Lacuna Coil [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wfRHPsRGkk)]
The Birthday Massacre [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SREZ-ggSDjM)]
Leaves' Eyes [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b15yaPYNDRU)]
Edenbridge [x (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5qEMaeJRvY)]

Also Within Temptation covered Radioactive and did the song way better than Imagine Dragons did (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKDxvVom64c)

And for a genre completely different, I also enjoy Celtic Woman, Lady Gaga, Cher, and Aqua. Evanescence and Paramore are also just fine with me, but I hear them way too much to go listening to them when I'm by myself, you know?
This post took forever.

AT-Man
02-17-2015, 05:16 PM
Don't worry, Net, I read your beautiful post :3 Nightwish 4 lyphe!

I like: Lady Gaga, The Corrs, Texas, Millionaires, Roxette, Blondie, Within Temptation... and many more.

Allio
02-17-2015, 05:22 PM
I love Nano's music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eGazzxcp3I

pennydreadful
02-17-2015, 05:23 PM
Loreena Mckenitt and Enya are also good.

Powder
02-17-2015, 05:43 PM
I love Nano's music
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Me too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Egx5qMzE7I0

:trazz:

Jester
02-17-2015, 06:14 PM
No. Never. Music is totally gendered and I'd never be caught dead listing to people like Aretha Franklin or Diana Ross and the Supreme or Donna Summer.

(What I'm an old soul. :P)

NinjaPug
02-17-2015, 06:31 PM
I don't understand why this is a question. What's next - do you read books written by women?

Back to the question, I've been listening to Sleater Kinney, Phantogram and Marina & the Diamonds a good bit recently.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
02-17-2015, 07:16 PM
:<


:<

Did nobody read my list?


This post took forever.

Sorry, dude... was at the ol' 8-5 and didn't have time to read three pages' worth of comments. Take comfort in the fact that I share your incredible taste. :tcool:

pennydreadful
02-17-2015, 09:20 PM
No. Never. Music is totally gendered and I'd never be caught dead listing to people like Aretha Franklin or Diana Ross and the Supreme or Donna Summer.

(What I'm an old soul. :P)

Add in some Bessie Smith and Kay Starr and I'm there. ;)

I don't understand why this is a question. What's next - do you read books written by women?

Give it time. :roll: I'd like to think better of humanity, but imagine that there are in fact people out there who actually think it's wussy to pick up a cd with a female artist, lest it wither their fragile manhood.

Peanut
02-17-2015, 09:25 PM
This thread should just be called "Do you listen to music?" because that's about what it amounts to.

mexichrist83
02-20-2015, 06:06 PM
This thread should just be called "Do you listen to music?" because that's about what it amounts to.

This thread should actually be called "Who are your favorite female singers?"

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
03-20-2015, 06:26 AM
I don't understand why this is a question. What's next - do you read books written by women?

Back to the question, I've been listening to Sleater Kinney, Phantogram and Marina & the Diamonds a good bit recently.

Or next: Listen to music where any of the instruments are played by females? :)

CyberCubed
08-06-2016, 07:24 PM
For female singers, I definitely prefer the ones from the 60's, 70's, 80's, and 90's as opposed to the ones we have today.

There are a lot of classic songs from female singers from those decades that people still listen to time and time again. While there are still some good songs today, I admittedly like some of Katy Perry's music, its much more few and far inbetween.

Wesley
08-08-2016, 03:47 PM
I developed a more varied taste in music in the last few years and about a third of my favourite singers are female such as Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Rachel Stevens, Fergie, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and others. As with male singers, I tend to like at least a few songs by most female singers.