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The Best Female Indie Artists & Female-Fronted Bands  

muzziac
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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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Björk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Indie Artists & Female-Fronted Bands
Electronica, Experimental rock, Alternative dance
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Indie Artists & Female-Fronted Bands
Garage rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock
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PJ Harvey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Indie Artists & Female-Fronted Bands
Punk blues, Experimental rock, Indie rock
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St. Vincent is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Indie Artists & Female-Fronted Bands
Indie pop, Experimental music, Alternative rock
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Metric is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Indie Artists & Female-Fronted Bands
Indie pop, Synthpop, New Wave
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Sleater-Kinney is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Indie Artists & Female-Fronted Bands
Riot grrrl, Alternative rock, Punk rock
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Beach House is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Indie Artists & Female-Fronted Bands
Indie pop, Shoegazing, Dream pop
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Bikini Kill is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Indie Artists & Female-Fronted Bands
Riot grrrl, Punk rock, Indie rock
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Courtney Barnett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Indie Artists & Female-Fronted Bands
Indie rock, Alternative rock, Grunge
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Warpaint is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Indie Artists & Female-Fronted Bands
Indie pop, Dream pop, Indie rock
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Le Tigre is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Indie Artists & Female-Fronted Bands
Synthpunk, New Wave, Dance-punk
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Liz Phair is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Indie Artists & Female-Fronted Bands
Alternative rock, Indie rock, Lo-fi music
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Echobelly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Indie Artists & Female-Fronted Bands
Pop music, Britpop, Alternative rock
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Mitski is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Indie Artists & Female-Fronted Bands
Indie rock
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Phoebe Bridgers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Indie Artists & Female-Fronted Bands
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Soccer Mommy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Indie Artists & Female-Fronted Bands
Pop rock, indie rock, lo-fi
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Juliana Hatfield is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Indie Artists & Female-Fronted Bands
Alternative rock, Indie rock
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Angel Olsen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Indie Artists & Female-Fronted Bands
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Neko Case is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Indie Artists & Female-Fronted Bands
Americana, Folk rock, Alternative country
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Men I Trust is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Indie Artists & Female-Fronted Bands
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Chvrches is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Indie Artists & Female-Fronted Bands
Synthpop, Electronic music
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Tilly and the Wall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Female Indie Artists & Female-Fronted Bands
Indie pop, Indie rock
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Tennis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Indie Artists & Female-Fronted Bands
Indie pop, Indie, Rock music
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Cocteau Twins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Indie Artists & Female-Fronted Bands
Shoegazing, Gothic rock, Ethereal wave
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Findlay is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Indie Artists & Female-Fronted Bands