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.
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Ranked by
  • Beach House
    144 votes
    Indie pop, Shoegazing, Dream pop
  • PJ Harvey
    188 votes
    Punk blues, Experimental rock, Indie rock
  • Metric
    177 votes
    Indie pop, Synthpop, New Wave
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    208 votes
    Garage rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock
  • Björk
    252 votes
    Electronica, Experimental rock, Alternative dance
  • Phoebe Bridgers
    110 votes
    Indie rock, Folk rock, Em0