Flavorwire: The 50 Essential Women-in-Music Albums

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Flavorwire: The 50 Essential Women-in-Music Albums

Post by JR » Tue May 31, 2016 2:26 am

This is from 2009. Flavorwire initially posted the 50 albums, and then ranked them in terms of influence.

http://flavorwire.com/39305/the-50-esse ... ums-ranked

1. Blue (1971), Joni Mitchell
2. Tapestry (1971), Carole King
3. Horses (1975), Patti Smith
4. Lady Soul (1968), Aretha Franklin
5. Pearl (1971), Janis Joplin
6. Parallel Lines (1978), Blondie
7. Lady In Satin (1958), Billie Holiday
8. Dusty In Memphis (1969), Dusty Springfield
9. Jolene (1974), Dolly Parton
10. The Dreaming (1982), Kate Bush
11. A Kiss In The Dreamhouse (1984), Siouxsie & The Banshees
12. Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook (1956), Ella Fitzgerald
13. Exile In Guyville (1993), Liz Phair
14. Live Through This (1994), Hole
15. Jagged Little Pill (1995), Alanis Morissette
16. Tracy Chapman (1988), Tracy Chapman
17. Kala (2007), M.I.A.
18. Private Dancer (1984), Tina Turner
19. Heart Like A Wheel (1974), Linda Ronstadt
20. Broken English (1979), Marianne Faithfull
21. Bella Donna (1981), Stevie Nicks
22. Whitney Houston (1985), Whitney Houston
23. The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998), Lauryn Hill
24. Ray Of Light (1998), Madonna
25. Homogenic (1997), Bjork
26. Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989), Janet Jackson
27. Nick Of Time (1989), Bonnie Raitt
28. Diamonds & Rust (1975), Joan Baez
29. Car Wheels On A Gravel Road (1998), Lucinda Williams
30. Back To Black (2006), Amy Winehouse
31. Boys For Pele (1996), Tori Amos
32. Wrecking Ball (1995), Emmylou Harris
33. Supa Dupa Fly (1997), Missy Misdemeanor Elliott
34. My Life (1994), Mary J. Blige
35. She’s So Unusual (1983), Cyndi Lauper
36. To Bring You My Love (1995), PJ Harvey
37. Dreamboat Annie (1976), Heart
38. Baduizm (1997), Erykah Badu
39. Not A Pretty Girl (1995), Ani DiFranco
40. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (1983), The Eurythmics
41. The Lion And The Cobra (1987), Sinead O’Connor
42. Peace Beyond Passion (1996), Meshell Ndegeocello
43. What Cha’ Gonna Do For Me (1981), Chaka Khan
44. The Divine Miss M (1972), Bette Midler
45. Indigo Girls (1989), Indigo Girls
46. Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993), Sarah McLachlan
47. Yes I Am (1993), Melissa Etheridge
48. Ingenue (1992), k.d. Lang
49. I Am Shelby Lynne (1999), Shelby Lynne
50. Standing In The Way Of Control (2006), The Gossip

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Re: Flavorwire: The 50 Essential Women-in-Music Albums

Post by babydoll » Tue May 31, 2016 2:29 am

Hmm, Dusty in Memphis at #8 is too low imo.

But I honestly think this is a pretty good list. I'll even forgive the fact that Shelby Lynne is on this list over Heart Like a Wheel.

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Re: Flavorwire: The 50 Essential Women-in-Music Albums

Post by JR » Tue May 31, 2016 12:23 pm

Linda Ronstadt's Heart Like a Wheel? It's there. :)

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Re: Flavorwire: The 50 Essential Women-in-Music Albums

Post by babydoll » Tue May 31, 2016 7:09 pm

JR wrote:Linda Ronstadt's Heart Like a Wheel? It's there. :)
Wow. I can't read.

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