Here are the top 10 albums for the women in rock per Rolling Stones…Do you agree or not?
#10 goes to Bikini Kill
These punk rock hellions blasted out of the Pacific Northwest, setting off the riot grrrl explosion. No band this side of the Clash could top them for savage rage and humor.
Essential moment: “Rebel Girl,” an air-guitar rant for a grrrl with the revolution in her hips.
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If any group ever sounded like clothes, it was the Supremes: three ghetto-fabulous Motown singers fluttering queen-size eyelashes and teetering on their heels as they sang of love and its torments.
Essential moment: The sighing and crying of “Come See About Me.”
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Deborah Harry and her crew might have started out as CBGB punks, but her voice was clearly always meant for the big time. She poses and preens, with a heart of glass and a heart of stone.
Essential moment: “Hanging On The Telephone,” when she growls, “I can’t control myself.”
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The Virginia hip-hop freak-master drops her loudest bomb, mixing old-school rap, double-dutch playground chants, and avant-garde funk.
Essential moment: “Work It,” as Missy puts her thing down, flips it and reverses it.
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The British belter had a timeless source of inspiration – as she put it, ”a rubbish relationship.” But she turned her fiercely wounded heart and soul-on-fire voice into the hugest pop success of our time, doing for rubbish relationships what Thriller did for zombies.
Essential moment: The window-rattler chorus of “Rolling In The Deep.”
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Rock & roll poetry was a bore until this Jersey girl showed up – suddenly, it was all sex and sweat and switchblades and Jesus in black leather and horses and sweet young things humping the parking meter. And she had a really sick drummer.
Essential moment: “Gloria,” a six-minute blast of fast, filthy garage rock with “1-2-3-4! ” energy.
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Anyone even remotely tempted to date a guitarist should be required to investigate Rumours first, as Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie report from their free-love commune of the damned.
Essential moment: “Gold Dust Woman”: Nicks takes a silver spoon to dig a grave for the Seventies.
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Sixties pop songbird combines with the orchestrations of master producer Jerry Wexler and the soft girlie glow of Gerry Goffin and Carole King’s songwriting. Result: British soul masterpiece.
Essential moment: The sweet ruffles and stiletto swing of Dusty’s vocals on “Son of a Preacher Man.”
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An acoustic tour de force with a swinging cast of beautiful losers, cafe romantics, sugar daddies, drunkards, liars and Rolling Stone-reading jet-setters in Spain. The one-liners cut sharp enough for a Preston Sturges film.
Essential moment: “Carey,” a jaded love ditty.
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The greatest rock, pop or soul singer ever steps to the mike and clears her throat. Franklin was shocking in 1967, and still is: Nobody has ever sung with more intensity, more swagger, more soul.
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