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The Best Female-Fronted Indie Bands & Artists  

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List Rules alternative/indie artists and rock bands (truly fronted by women)

Contrary to pop(ular) belief, there are actual female musicians with real, legitimate musical talent, particularly in indie rock. Physical beauty is always nice but you can't listen to that and choreography is ear-boredom. Lip-synching is silent and when it isn't, you wish it was.

No such problems exist with the music of these bands and artists, although some of them are kinda cute...which isn't a problem but that's beside the point.
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Priests is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Female-Fronted Indie Bands & Artists
Indie Rock, Post-punk
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Marnie Stern is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Female-Fronted Indie Bands & Artists
Noise rock, Indie rock, Math rock
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Ex Hex is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Female-Fronted Indie Bands & Artists
Indie Rock, Post-punk
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The Corin Tucker Band is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Female-Fronted Indie Bands & Artists
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The Charlottes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Female-Fronted Indie Bands & Artists
Shoegaze, Indie Pop
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Fastbacks is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Female-Fronted Indie Bands & Artists
Indie Rock, Punk rock
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Be your own PET is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Female-Fronted Indie Bands & Artists
Garage punk, Alternative rock, Indie rock
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Velocity Girl is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Female-Fronted Indie Bands & Artists
Indie pop, Shoegazing, Indie rock
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Melt-Banana is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Female-Fronted Indie Bands & Artists
Noise rock, Experimental rock, Japanoise
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Little Big League is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Female-Fronted Indie Bands & Artists
Indie Rock, Indie Pop
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Big Eyes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Female-Fronted Indie Bands & Artists
Indie Pop
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Dressy Bessy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Female-Fronted Indie Bands & Artists
Power pop, Indie rock
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Drugstore is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Female-Fronted Indie Bands & Artists
Dream pop, Alternative rock
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that dog. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Female-Fronted Indie Bands & Artists
Alternative rock, Indie rock, Post-punk
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Amanda X is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Female-Fronted Indie Bands & Artists
Indie Rock
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Joanna Gruesome is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Female-Fronted Indie Bands & Artists
Indie Pop
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All Dogs is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Female-Fronted Indie Bands & Artists
Indie Rock, Indie Pop
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Vivian Girls is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Female-Fronted Indie Bands & Artists
Indie pop, Dream pop, Noise pop
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The Spinanes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Female-Fronted Indie Bands & Artists
Indie rock, Alternative Rock
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Magnapop is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Female-Fronted Indie Bands & Artists
Alternative rock
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EULA is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Female-Fronted Indie Bands & Artists
Indie Rock, Post-Punk, Neo-No Wave
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San Francisco Seals is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Female-Fronted Indie Bands & Artists
Indie Rock, Alternative Rock
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Sourpatch is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Female-Fronted Indie Bands & Artists
Indie Pop
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Bleeding Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Female-Fronted Indie Bands & Artists
Indie Rock, Shoegaze
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Fight Like Apes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Female-Fronted Indie Bands & Artists
Alternative rock, Indie rock