Best Alternative Female Singers


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21 Dolores O'Riordan Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores definitely shows a delightful, vibrant and musically talented influence on Alternative music with her band the Cranberries with soft ballads to guitar blazing rock songs she never disappoints and no one can even sound like her as she has such a wonderful unique voice and can definitely rock out on over 4 different instruments. Now solo she has not lost her touch but shows that a woman singer/songwriter can achieve success in a pop world - cranfan4ever

She has amazing depth..! Her songs get caught in my head and keep playing over and over again! All her songs are so different and full of soul... Dolores rocks!

Alanis Morrisette is great, but she screams more. Dolores from the cranberries has beautiful vocals, especially in Linger.

Her music and voice can't be beat!

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22 Courtney Love Courtney Love

I love her voice, I heard her sing in a Fall Out Boy song on the album, Save Rock n Roll. And it was awesome. There's not a better woman in the world for that song. The job she does as a rocking singer, she is officially my favorite.

Courtney Love has a voice that is unbeatable and can make you feel either full of rage or just kinda sway back and forth! And that is the "hole" truth.

She is incredible. She can make you love alternative music if you once hear her.

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23 Regina Spektor Regina Spektor Regina Spektor is a Russian-born, American recording Artist. Born on the 18th of February she is 37 years in age. Best known for her meaningful, and joyful music, her best songs include, 'Samson' (2002), 'Eet' (2009) and 'The Call' (which was apart of the 2008 film 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince more.

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.

...simply the best...i just love her...

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24 Lacey 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.

25 Natalie 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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26 Mika Nakashima

she is not only known to pop - ronluna

27 Anneke van Giersbergen
28 Halsey Halsey

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.

Her voice is beautiful, and her lyrics are creative. She is really underrated, and I wish she would get more attention.

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29 Hope 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

30 Banks Banks

Banks is just starting to build her career on the Alternative Genre but I must say that she belongs at the top. Her voice is sultry and haunting, her lyrics are pure genius, her aesthetic is and will forever be unique and that's why I love her.

How is she not on this list shes is amazing

She is amazing! - KatyMartinezAndTheDiamonds

31 Aimee Mann

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

By far, the best. So underrated.

32 Amy Winehouse Amy Winehouse Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz. She is also a well-known member of the 27 Club, as she overdosed on alcohol at age 27.
33 Nelly Furtado Nelly Furtado Nelly 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.
34 Natasha Khan

An amazing singer. Beautiful lyrics and an almost mystic vibe from her songs. Very atmospheric.

Known by her stage name "Bat for Lashes"

35 Ingrid Michaelson Ingrid Michaelson Ingrid Ellen Michaelson is an American singer and songwriter. Her first album, Slow the Rain, was released in 2005, and she has since released five more albums, Girls and Boys, Be OK, Everybody, Human Again, and her most recent, Lights Out.
36 Avril Lavigne Avril 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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39 Ani 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.

40 Emilie Autumn

Beautiful voice and sexy live shows

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