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    It's very weird, a lot of my favourite singers are Female. It's not really the sound that attracts me, but rather the artistic/poetic lyrics, and sometimes the female artists I like, can be perceived as eccentric (No, I'm not talking about Lady Ga Ga :rolleyes:)

    Also, I've realised a lack of band music in my collection. I prefer a single artist regardless of their sex. Anyway Female Artists I like, and my favourite albums of theirs. Ultimately, it really is the lyrics that do it for me.

    Female
    - Kate Bush (Hounds of Love, The Sensual World)
    - Joni Mitchell (Blue, Court and Spark + Loads more)
    - Bjork (Debut, Post, Homogenic)
    - Tori Amos (Little Earthquakes, Under the Pink)
    - Joanna Newson (YS - One big Poetic Masterpiece)
    - Patti Smith (Horses) (Brought Poetry and Punk together, if that was even possible)

    I was just watching this video :eek:


    Look at the lyrics!

    Spoiler:
    Show
    Down in the green hay
    Where monkey and bear usually lay
    They woke from a stable-boy's cry
    He said; someone come quick!
    The horses got loose, got grass-sick!
    They'll founder! Fain, they'll die
    What is now known by the sorrel and the roan?
    By the chestnut, and the bay, and the gelding grey?
    It is: stay by the gate you are given
    And remain in your place, for your season
    And had the overfed dead but listened
    To that high-fence, horse-sense, wisdom...
    Did you hear that, Bear? Said monkey
    We'll get out of here, fair and square
    They've left the gate open wide!
    So
    My bride
    Here is my hand, where is your paw?
    Try and understand my plan, Ursala
    My heart is a furnace
    Full of love that's just, and earnest
    Now; you know that we must unlearn this
    Allegiance to a life of service
    And no longer answer to that heartless
    Hay-monger, nor be his accomplice
    (that charlatan, with artless hustling!)
    But; Ursala, we've got to eat something
    And earn our keep, while still within
    The borders of the land that man has girded
    (all double-bolted and tight-fisted!)
    Until we reach the open country
    A-steeped in milk and honey
    Will you keep your fancy clothes on, for me?
    Can you bear a little longer to wear that leash?
    My love, I swear by the air I breathe:
    Sooner or later, you'll bare your teeth
    But for now, just dance, darling
    C'mon, will you dance, my darling?
    Darling, there's a place for us
    Can we go, before I turn to dust?
    Oh my darling, there's a place for us
    Oh darling
    C'mon will you dance, my darling?
    Oh, the hills are groaning with excess
    Like a table ceaselessly being set
    Oh my darling, we will get there yet
    They trooped past the guards,
    Past the coops, and the fields, and the farmyards
    All night, till finally:
    The space they gained grew
    Much farther than the stone that bear threw
    To mark where they'd stop for tea
    But walk a little faster
    And don't look backwards
    Your feast is to the East, which lies a little past the pasture
    When the blackbirds hear tea whistling, they rise and clap
    And their applause caws the kettle black
    And we can't have none of that!
    Move along, Bear; there, there; that's that
    Though cast in plaster
    Our Ursala's heart beat faster
    Than monkey's ever will
    But still;
    They have got to pay the bills
    Hadn't they?
    That is what the monkey'd say
    So, with the courage of a clown, or a cur
    Or a kite, jerking tight at its tether
    In her dun-brown gown of fur
    And her jerkin' of swansdown and leather
    Bear would sway on her hind legs;
    The organ would grind dregs of song, for the pleasure
    Of the children, who'd shriek
    Throwing coins at her feet
    Then recoiling in terror
    Sing, dance, darling
    C'mon, will you dance, my darling?
    Oh darling, there's a place for us
    Can we go, before I turn to dust?
    Oh my darling, there's a place for us
    Oh darling
    C'mon, will you dance, my darling?
    You keep your eyes fixed on the highest hill
    Where you'll ever-after eat your fill
    Oh my darling, dear, mine
    If you dance
    Dance, darling, and I love you still
    Deep in the night
    Shone a weak and miserly light
    Where the monkey shouldered his lamp
    Someone had told him
    The bear had been wandering
    A fair piece away from where they were camped
    Someone had told him
    The bear'd been sneaking away
    To the seaside caverns, to bathe
    And the thought troubled the monkey
    For he was afraid of spelunking down in those caves
    Also afraid what the village people would say
    If they saw the bear in that state;
    Lolling and splashing obscenely
    Well, it seemed irrational, really; washing that face
    Washing that matted and flea-bit pelt
    In some sea-spit-shine, old kelp dripping with brine
    But monkey just laughed, and he muttered;
    When she comes back, Ursala will be bursting with pride
    Till I jump up!
    Saying: you've been rolling in muck!
    Saying: you smell of garbage and grime!
    But far out
    Far out
    By now
    By now
    Far out, by now, Bear ploughed
    'Cause she would not drown:
    First the outside-legs of the bear
    Up and fell down, in the water, like knobby garters
    Then the outside-arms of the bear
    Fell off, as easy as if sloughed from boiled tomatoes
    Low'red in a genteel curtsy
    Bear shed the mantle of her diluvian shoulders;
    And, with a sigh,
    She allowed the burden of belly to drop like an apron full of boulders
    If you could hold up her threadbare
    Coat to the light where it's worn translucent in places
    You'd see spots where
    Almost every night of the year Bear had been mending suspending that baseness
    Now her coat drags through the water
    Bagging, with a life's-worth of hunger, limitless minnows;
    In the magnetic embrace
    Balletic and glacial of Bear's insatiable shadow;
    Left there!
    Left there!
    When Bear left Bear
    Left there!
    Left there!
    When Bear stepped clear of Bear
    Sooner or later you'll bury your teeth
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    (Original post by Magical Moogles)
    It's very weird, a lot of my favourite singers are Female. It's not really the sound that attracts me, but rather the artistic/poetic lyrics, and sometimes the female artists I like, can be perceived as eccentric (No, I'm not talking about Lady Ga Ga :rolleyes:)

    Also, I've realised a lack of band music in my collection. I prefer a single artist regardless of their sex. Anyway Female Artists I like, and my favourite albums of theirs. Ultimately, it really is the lyrics that do it for me.

    Female
    - Kate Bush (Hounds of Love, The Sensual World)
    - Joni Mitchell (Blue, Court and Spark + Loads more)
    - Tori Amos (Little Earthquakes, Under the Pink)
    - Joanna Newson (YS - One big Poetic Masterpiece)
    - Patti Smith (Horses) (Brought Poetry and Punk together, if that was even possible)

    I was just watching this video :eek:


    Look at the lyrics!

    Spoiler:
    Show
    Down in the green hay
    Where monkey and bear usually lay
    They woke from a stable-boy's cry
    He said; someone come quick!
    The horses got loose, got grass-sick!
    They'll founder! Fain, they'll die
    What is now known by the sorrel and the roan?
    By the chestnut, and the bay, and the gelding grey?
    It is: stay by the gate you are given
    And remain in your place, for your season
    And had the overfed dead but listened
    To that high-fence, horse-sense, wisdom...
    Did you hear that, Bear? Said monkey
    We'll get out of here, fair and square
    They've left the gate open wide!
    So
    My bride
    Here is my hand, where is your paw?
    Try and understand my plan, Ursala
    My heart is a furnace
    Full of love that's just, and earnest
    Now; you know that we must unlearn this
    Allegiance to a life of service
    And no longer answer to that heartless
    Hay-monger, nor be his accomplice
    (that charlatan, with artless hustling!)
    But; Ursala, we've got to eat something
    And earn our keep, while still within
    The borders of the land that man has girded
    (all double-bolted and tight-fisted!)
    Until we reach the open country
    A-steeped in milk and honey
    Will you keep your fancy clothes on, for me?
    Can you bear a little longer to wear that leash?
    My love, I swear by the air I breathe:
    Sooner or later, you'll bare your teeth
    But for now, just dance, darling
    C'mon, will you dance, my darling?
    Darling, there's a place for us
    Can we go, before I turn to dust?
    Oh my darling, there's a place for us
    Oh darling
    C'mon will you dance, my darling?
    Oh, the hills are groaning with excess
    Like a table ceaselessly being set
    Oh my darling, we will get there yet
    They trooped past the guards,
    Past the coops, and the fields, and the farmyards
    All night, till finally:
    The space they gained grew
    Much farther than the stone that bear threw
    To mark where they'd stop for tea
    But walk a little faster
    And don't look backwards
    Your feast is to the East, which lies a little past the pasture
    When the blackbirds hear tea whistling, they rise and clap
    And their applause caws the kettle black
    And we can't have none of that!
    Move along, Bear; there, there; that's that
    Though cast in plaster
    Our Ursala's heart beat faster
    Than monkey's ever will
    But still;
    They have got to pay the bills
    Hadn't they?
    That is what the monkey'd say
    So, with the courage of a clown, or a cur
    Or a kite, jerking tight at its tether
    In her dun-brown gown of fur
    And her jerkin' of swansdown and leather
    Bear would sway on her hind legs;
    The organ would grind dregs of song, for the pleasure
    Of the children, who'd shriek
    Throwing coins at her feet
    Then recoiling in terror
    Sing, dance, darling
    C'mon, will you dance, my darling?
    Oh darling, there's a place for us
    Can we go, before I turn to dust?
    Oh my darling, there's a place for us
    Oh darling
    C'mon, will you dance, my darling?
    You keep your eyes fixed on the highest hill
    Where you'll ever-after eat your fill
    Oh my darling, dear, mine
    If you dance
    Dance, darling, and I love you still
    Deep in the night
    Shone a weak and miserly light
    Where the monkey shouldered his lamp
    Someone had told him
    The bear had been wandering
    A fair piece away from where they were camped
    Someone had told him
    The bear'd been sneaking away
    To the seaside caverns, to bathe
    And the thought troubled the monkey
    For he was afraid of spelunking down in those caves
    Also afraid what the village people would say
    If they saw the bear in that state;
    Lolling and splashing obscenely
    Well, it seemed irrational, really; washing that face
    Washing that matted and flea-bit pelt
    In some sea-spit-shine, old kelp dripping with brine
    But monkey just laughed, and he muttered;
    When she comes back, Ursala will be bursting with pride
    Till I jump up!
    Saying: you've been rolling in muck!
    Saying: you smell of garbage and grime!
    But far out
    Far out
    By now
    By now
    Far out, by now, Bear ploughed
    'Cause she would not drown:
    First the outside-legs of the bear
    Up and fell down, in the water, like knobby garters
    Then the outside-arms of the bear
    Fell off, as easy as if sloughed from boiled tomatoes
    Low'red in a genteel curtsy
    Bear shed the mantle of her diluvian shoulders;
    And, with a sigh,
    She allowed the burden of belly to drop like an apron full of boulders
    If you could hold up her threadbare
    Coat to the light where it's worn translucent in places
    You'd see spots where
    Almost every night of the year Bear had been mending suspending that baseness
    Now her coat drags through the water
    Bagging, with a life's-worth of hunger, limitless minnows;
    In the magnetic embrace
    Balletic and glacial of Bear's insatiable shadow;
    Left there!
    Left there!
    When Bear left Bear
    Left there!
    Left there!
    When Bear stepped clear of Bear
    Sooner or later you'll bury your teeth
    Wow, that's strange. When I listened to Joanna Newsom songs on Youtube before, both live and studio recorded, she normally has a bad voice like some strangled witch or something (did not like :no: ). But she doesn't actually sound half bad on this video you just posted :holmes:.
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    I listen to more male vocalists, but that's because men are over-represented in the genre I mainly listen to. Pop is the only genre I can think of where there's a pretty much equal gender spilt. My last.fm says that I like female vocalists which is strange because I'd say I listen to more male fronted bands, but maybe that's because of the over-representation of men in music. Does a male vocalist tag even exist on last.fm because it's seen as the norm?
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    The female vocalists tag is used a lot more frequently than the male vocalists tag tbf. I thought I had a bias towards female artists but out of my top 50 only 18 have a female as their main vocalist, and though my top 4 artists are female or female-fronted, half my top ten and 20 are male.

    It's probably different for different genres though. I like a fair bit of hip hop and obviously it's a male-dominated genre (rock too), but I definitely prefer female R&B/soul/jazz and pop because it's the sort of stuff I enjoy singing.. Acoustic and piano-driven stuff is probably 50/50.
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    You have excellent taste. Srsly.
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    (Original post by CherryCherryBoomBoom)
    Wow, that's strange. When I listened to Joanna Newsom songs on Youtube before, both live and studio recorded, she normally has a bad voice like some strangled witch or something (did not like :no: ). But she doesn't actually sound half bad on this video you just posted :holmes:.
    Yeah, lots of people comment on her voice. Some say it sound quite childish...to be honest that was one of the points I was trying to make. I couldn't care less about the vocals, it really is about the poetic lyrics.

    I've only listened to her YS Album. It's a pretty good album. It's one of the best albums of the decade, according to professional reviews, and about 250th for the best albums of all time, I think that shows more about this decades quality for music, rather than anything else. Joanna Newson is a bit like Marmite though, to those who couldn't care less what she is saying.
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    (Original post by n1r4v)
    You have excellent taste. Srsly.


    I am a bit of a musical elitist but i do know what im on about
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    (Original post by ArtGoblin)
    I listen to more male vocalists, but that's because men are over-represented in the genre I mainly listen to. Pop is the only genre I can think of where there's a pretty much equal gender spilt. My last.fm says that I like female vocalists which is strange because I'd say I listen to more male fronted bands, but maybe that's because of the over-representation of men in music. Does a male vocalist tag even exist on last.fm because it's seen as the norm?
    Oh, so is what you're saying, that male vocals are more common in music (or on Last.fm at least) than female vocals? Hmmm, I never really noticed tbh. Though, I know you seem to get mainly male vocalists in rock and metal music, but since I listen to very little of those genres, I don't take much notice of it overall.

    OK, I've just had a look at the female vocalists tag page on Last.fm, and there's so much arguing about it in the shoutbox there, lol. And btw, there is a male vocalists tag, but it's just not used nearly as much as the female one for some reason :dontknow:.
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    Most of the music I listen to has male vocalists. It's different for everyone, there's nothing wrong with it, we all have our own preferences.
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    Sorry to bump an oldish thread, but meh, I just felt like posting this. I just did this app on Last.fm, and it just says it all really :lol:



    Tbh I didn't think the percentage would be that massive, seems like a slight exaggeration, but OK
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    Wow I just had a look over my mp3 playlist and I've only got a handful of songs by males who are strictly vocalists and that's MJ & John Legend. It didn't really occur to me that I prefered female vocals that much. Even in terms of album sales the female singers are doing the best.
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    (Original post by CherryCherryBoomBoom)
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    Yeah I saw that when I looked on your last.fm

    I love a good female singer, is a nice change after you've been listening to some macho metal guy (just an example).

    I have a good mix but not too long ago I hardly listened to any female singers.
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    (Original post by black_vine)
    Wow I just had a look over my mp3 playlist and I've only got a handful of songs by males who are strictly vocalists and that's MJ & John Legend. It didn't really occur to me that I prefered female vocals that much. Even in terms of album sales the female singers are doing the best.
    Yeah, I'm not surprised, we do seem to have some similar tastes :five:

    (Original post by Willum Infanta)
    Yeah I saw that when I looked on your last.fm

    I love a good female singer, is a nice change after you've been listening to some macho metal guy (just an example).

    I have a good mix but not too long ago I hardly listened to any female singers.
    Haha, yeah my posts actually do look like :blah: sometimes :lol:
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    (Original post by CherryCherryBoomBoom)
    Haha, yeah my posts actually do look like :blah: sometimes :lol:
    It's not really :blah:! It's just something quick I use to shorten down quotes :angelblush:
 
 
 
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