The 150 Greatest Albums Made by Women?

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The 150 Greatest Albums Made by Women?

brian_mansfield
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NPR posted an article this week — "The 150 Greatest Albums Made by Women" — that's generating a lot of online discussion. It's a great roundup, guaranteed to keep any music lover busy for days. (It also has spawned spin-off pieces like "150 More Great Albums by Women" and "The 150 Worst Albums Made by Men.")

Here's NPR's Top 10:
10. Carole King, Tapestry
spotify:album:12n11cgnpjXKLeqrnIERoS

9. Amy Winehouse, Back to Black

spotify:album:097eYvf9NKjFnv4xA9s2oV

8. Janis Joplin, Pearl

spotify:album:3j7nicLAWXM0Fb08q9XGyf

7. Patti Smith, Horses

spotify:album:0OeuSeP8wp8n8OuTqYb61C

6. Beyoncé, Lemonade

5. Missy Elliott, Supa Dupa Fly

spotify:album:6UkdyvPElK6JDkyeRClbI2

4. Aretha Franklin, I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You

spotify:album:5WndWfzGwCkHzAbQXVkg2V

3. Nina Simone, I Put a Spell on You
spotify:album:0NJwp4usn5T5PPURpwLDDD

2. Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
spotify:album:2Uc0HAF0Cj0LAgyzYZX5e3

1. Joni Mitchell, Blue

spotify:album:1vz94WpXDVYIEGja8cjFNa


A friend noted the absence of Brenda Lee and Patsy Cline, but I think of them more as singles artists. So now, of course, a list of The 150 Greatest Singles Made by Women is in the works. What do you think should be on that list? (The list is collaborative, so feel free to add a single or two.)

https://open.spotify.com/user/shorefire/playlist/2At8YMDvfCJsjlob2DE4yc

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Wow!!!
I like the top 10 and will ad latter some songs but let me check the Playlisy first
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brian_mansfield
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Just saw your adds, @Jpgchief. I'm especially glad to see Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" and Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car" in there.

As for the Top 10, I've got a Facebook thread going on this, too (that's where most of the tracks have come from so far), with people who contributed to the NPR list weighing in. As people mention tracks a second or third time, I move them up the list. So it's kind of a living thing for now!

Thanks for adding to it!

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BenitoKCM
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I like the top 10. Especially my two favorites albums made by women: Tapestry and Back to Black.

 

In the best songs playlist, I´d add this one:

 

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Rock Star 12
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@brian_mansfield I'm sorry, you said 1 or 2 but I can't help myself, love the thread and I'm a big fan of their voices, just love hear them sing… full my heart completely .

 

Wish you only the best!!!

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@brian_mansfield You can pick in this playlist and you will surely find almost what it needs for the singles playlist.

 

Journey into female Vocalists

 

From Jazz to Rock, passing by Blues, Country, Pop, Electro, Indie, Latin, Soul and RnB, enjoy this journey directed only by women.

884 tracks - over 54 h

 

 

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I added this song from the legendary "United states of america"-album featuring Dorothy Moskowitz

 

spotify:track:2YtOfw6ziMPeouhmu3ocqW

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https://open.spotify.com/track/2s1sdSqGcKxpPr5lCl7jAV

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brian_mansfield
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"Chandelier" is a good call, @rossi1911. I wish my friends had suggested more songs from the past decade. My list feels a little heavy on country, a little light on contemporary pop and R&B.

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