Best of 2015: Top 10 Albums Featuring Strong Female &/or Genderqueer Vocals

There are and will be many Best Music of 2015 lists floating around on the ‘nets, but none featuring strong female and/or genderqueer vocals—until now! In arbitrary/alphabetical order:

1. Anna Van Hausswolff – The Miraculous


This album felt more doom-metal than her last, which I was surprised by/totally okay with.

2. Beach HouseDepression Cherry

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If you feel like soaking in a tub contemplating unrequited love and purposelessness, this is the album for you. This band came out with Thank Your Lucky Stars this year which was also good.

3. Björk – Vulnicura (previously reviewed here)


4. Carla Morrison – Amor Supremo

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Think Spanish-singing Feist.

5. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

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Hilarious lyrics + catchy melodies = road trip karaoke time.

6. FKA TwigsM3LL155X

fka twigs

She’s done it again.

7. Holly HerndonPlatform (previously reviewed here)

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8. Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness

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It’s all about the violins and alto breathiness.

9. Kelela – Hallucinogen


If you’re into FKA Twigs, you’ll probably like this album—it has more of an R&B lean.

10. Shamir – Ratchet


“On the Regular” is my fave song on this album.

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