Band/Musician Emily Osment's Top 10 Greatest Indie Female Musicians

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Often times, the perspective of an artist outside the genre is the best one. Proving that is this list made exclusively for Ranker.com by Emily Osment, best known for her famous role as Hannah Montana's sidekick in the hit Disney Channel series Hannah Montana. On the heels of the debut of her new album "Fight or Flight", here are her incredibly apt picks for the Top 10 greatest Indie female musicians playing today -- from classic Bjork, to Karen O, to Tegan and Sara. Emily Osment has recently released her much-anticipated debut studio album "Fight or Flight", which is available for purchase by clicking the "site" link to the right).
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I feel that she is one of the few artists that can hold a very strong stage presence even when standing on her own. She plays a plethora of instruments and I have always been truly impressed by her.

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#798 on The Best Singers of All Time

#179 on The Best Indie Bands & Artists

#392 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#34 on The Greatest Keytarists of All Time

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Karen O really is simply the coolest woman alive. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are one of my favorite groups, and no other woman has quite the style or attitude to match.

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#403 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#173 on The Best Current Female Singers

#583 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#179 on The Greatest Women in Music, 1980s to Today

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I love this band because not many people know their history. I love that they existed almost simultaneously as The Pixies and still managed to have an independent sound even with the few band members that overlapped. Cannonball will forever be one of the greatest indie rock songs ever.

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#919 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#131 on The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s

#600 on The Best Rock Bands of All Time

#179 on The Best Alternative Bands/Artists

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Björk


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One of the most innovative and unique artists of our time. Her music is so different from anything else, I feel as if it is almost an out of body experience. It is mind boggling to think we have both shared my producer Nellee Hooper.

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#296 on The Best Pop Groups/Artists

#260 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#229 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#172 on The Best Singers of All Time

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Feist


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I love her record The Reminder. Her voice is so pure and carries her music with out trying. She is also a member of one of my favorite bands Broken Social Scene.

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#514 on The Best Singers of All Time

#326 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#40 on The Very Best Indie Pop Bands & Artists

#771 on The Worst Bands of All Time

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Metric


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Lyrics, music, and style, this band is the epitome of who I would love to be in music. Brilliance. I love Emily Haines' vocal approach with this band and her side projects, Stars and Broken Social Scene. Emily seems like one of the boys and I love that attitude with women in music.

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#74 on The Best Indie Bands & Artists

#72 on The Very Best Indie Pop Bands & Artists

#1206 on The Best Rock Bands of All Time

#52 on The Best Canadian Rock Bands

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Fiona is such a sexy, unbelievably talented songwriter. I've been an admirer of her work forever.

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#734 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#338 on The Best Singers of All Time

#287 on The Best Actresses Working Today

#75 on The Best Current Female Singers

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I really respect Regina spector. She is so honest with herself and public and how she feels about her music. I love her approach and style of writing which she claims is less autobiographical and more based on scenarios and characters drawn from her imagination. I feel as though I do the same with my own music.

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#113 on The Best Current Female Singers

#28 on The Best Indie Bands & Artists

#226 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#184 on The Greatest Women in Music, 1980s to Today

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