Best Alternative Female Singers


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21Avril Lavigne

I love her. She's been one of my favorite singers ever since I was little. She's such a badass, there's no woman that could be better than her. Rock on, Avril.

Avril is a great artist. I love how rebel she is. She's one of the artists that you NEED to exist

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22Regina Spektor

Regina is a singer and a thinker. Her songs al hopeful celebrations of life amid a critical stance of our world. Beautiful and powerful.

Regina is a real genius.Her songs are pure art, they're so human and heart warming. She has her own unique and quirky style.

Unique in every sense of the word. Really can't be mistaken for anyone else. Her distinctive voice and eloqusion is pure, sweet, joyful and somehow sad all at the same time.

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23Lacey Mosley

Number one! Lacey is incredibly unique and has meaning behind everything that she says and does.

Lacey should definitely be farther up, she is incredibly talented, and flyleaf has amazing and meaningful lyrics.

24Mika Nakashima

she is not only known to pop - ronluna

25Natalie Merchant

She is cool and covering her songs with my friend who is a girl is awesome... Guitar tone is cool as well. Its fun to play and sing live... Natalie for the win! 10000 maniacs are good too!

Natalie Merchant is a pioneer in the Alternative industry with her band 10,000 maniacs and influenced many artists in her genre. - cranfan4ever

She one of the first generation Alternative Nation superstars and remains an artist of the highest standards in modern music...

She is a one of a kind... unique and awesome... there's no other like her!

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26Anneke van Giersbergen
27Hope Sandoval

Although she is considered to be aloof she got a shy beautiful voice as the vocalist of mazzy star she has potential of having a nice voice


You must listen her songs. Her lyrics are perfect, and her voice even more. The first songs that I heard was "New Americana" and "Trouble". I instantly fell in love. She's amazing and she deserves more than she has.

Listen to her songs colors and trouble. You will instantly fall in love.

She's such a talented singer and a brilliant person.

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29Taylor Momsen

I saw her live and she was so amazing on stage. She looked like it was her sole purpose in life

The best and most rock n roll female inspiration to the music industry today. Amazing vocalist and writer.

30Aimee Mann

Listen to "Save Me" and you tell me why she doesn't at least deserve a spot at the top 5.

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31Nelly FurtadoNelly Kim Furtado is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She has sold 20 million albums worldwide and more than 20 million singles, bringing her total sales to over 40 million records around the world.
32Kate Bush

Wait? Kate Bush is only #32 on this list? She practically INVENTED the alternative pop genre! She paved the way for singers like Tori Amos, Bjork, PJ Harvey, Regina Spektor, and Fiona Apple. She should be #1!

Check out songs like Wuthering Heights, Breathing, Hello Earth, Sat in Your Lap, and The Sensual World. She is a musical genius who needs more attention.

I can't believe that Kate Bush is so overlooked. That siren's voice hers is mystifying. Her lyrics create an environment that transcends beyond auditory recognition. She truly was pioneer in alternative music! Peter Gabriel recognized her unique gift and abilities immediately. If you didn't vote for Kate because you don't know her, GET TO KNOW HER!

The Dreaming and Hounds of Love are masterpieces and still sound unique today. Her vocals are insane and her lyrics brilliant. there's really not much to say, everything that needs to be said is said within her own work.

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33Natasha Khan

Known by her stage name "Bat for Lashes"

34Tove Lo
35Marina and the DiamondsMarina Lambrini Diamandis, better known by her stage name "Marina and The Diamonds", is a Welsh singer-songwriter. Born in Bryn Mawr and raised in nearby Pandy, she moved to London as a teenager in order to achieve her dream of being a singer. She's known for her unique style of writing, and impersonating more.

Extremely versatile vocal range! She is so good live, don't even know why she isn't on the list already!

Her sound is incredible and she just knows how to rock everything she does.

I love Marina and her amazing voice.

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36Ani DiFranco

Best singer/songwriter on this list by far. She paved the way for many of the women on this list through her insightful, independent approach towards the record business. Her lyrics are poetic, powerful prose that lilt off her tongue and resonate in your ears for days.

37P!nkAlecia Beth Moore known professionally as Pink, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.V1 Comment
38Corrin Tucker

All of the women on this list have nice voices. None however used their voice as another instrument like Tucker did with Sleater-Kinney. Undoubtedly #1.

39Beth Gibbons

Sorry but Gwen Stefanni would slap you herself for leaving Beth out.
She would slap you for putting herself above Beth Gibbons. PJ Harvey also
Has a much wider vocal range than Gwen. Beth Gibbons hits notes
That do not seem possible. Check out You Tube video "Spider Monkey"
Beth Gibbons. Wait until the end... You'll see. Where's Sinead O'Conner?
Sorry but Gwen doesn't have crap on these women.

40Sierra Kusterbeck
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