The Best Female Indie Artists & Female-Fronted Bands

Over 1.1K Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Female Indie Artists & Female-Fronted Bands
Voting 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.
Most divisive: White Lung
Ranked by
  • PJ Harvey
    194 votes
    Punk blues, Experimental rock, Indie rock
  • Beach House
    148 votes
    Indie pop, Shoegazing, Dream pop
  • Metric
    176 votes
    Indie pop, Synthpop, New Wave
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    207 votes
    Garage rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock
  • Björk
    253 votes
    Electronica, Experimental rock, Alternative dance
  • St. Vincent
    187 votes
    Indie pop, Experimental music, Alternative rock