Last week, I happened to see an article on the NPR website here in the US, featuring a crowdsourced list of great albums by female artists. (This followed a list NPR released last July, curated by critics. It’s certainly interesting to see the differences between the two.) We thought it would be interesting to see what our readers can come up with – we’ve set up a starter list of albums (note: we’ve currently limited ourselves to one album per artist, but don’t feel that you have to do the same) to which we hope you’ll contribute. There have been a number of articles recently about the relative absence of women in award nominations, festival lineups, and radio station playlists; we’d love to work with you, our readers, to shine a brighter light on the many talented women working in Canadian music.
Note: you can add your suggestions via Facebook or Twitter, or (even better!) you can add them to the list yourself – just click the link below.
#WomeninMusic - Focus on Music by Canadian Women
Help Great Dark Wonder put the spotlight on the terrific and talented women making music in Canada - vote for your favorites, suggest albums not on our list, and find new music you haven't heard yet.
Alanis Morissette, "Jagged Little Pill"
Ariane Moffatt, "Le coeur dans la tête"
Austra, "Feel It Break"
Basia Bulat, "Good Advice"
Beams, "Teach Me to Love"
Buffy Sainte-Marie, "Power in the Blood"
Chantal Kreviazuk, "Under These Rocks and Stones"
Coeur de Pirate, "Blonde"
Crash Vegas, "Red Earth"
featuring Michelle McAdorey on lead vocals
Emm Gryner, "Girl Versions"
Hannah Georgas, "For Evelyn"
Holly Cole Trio, "Don't Smoke in Bed"
Jann Arden, "Living Under June"
Jenn Grant, "Compostela"
Jess Moskaluke, "Light Up the Night"
Jill Barber, "Mischievous Moon"
Joni Mitchell, "Blue"
Kathleen Edwards, "Failer"
k.d. lang, "Ingenue"
Melanie Doane, "Adam's Rib"
Michelle McAdorey - Into Her Future
Nine beautiful songs about the enduring nature of love.