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Thread started 08/18/20 3:28pm

hollywood0024

Best album(s) by a female ever? (either solo or group)

What would be your choice(s)?
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Reply #1 posted 08/18/20 5:12pm

slyjackson

Very hard question, Dónde Están Los Ladrones? from Shakira is surely one of them.

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Reply #2 posted 08/18/20 6:06pm

RJOrion

Minnie Riperton - "Come To My Garden"
The Emotions - " Sunbeam"
Janet Jackson - "Rhythm Nation 1814"
Madonna - " Madonna"
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Reply #3 posted 08/18/20 11:24pm

alphastreet

Rhythm nation cams to mind, as well as Madonna’s first two
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Reply #4 posted 08/19/20 12:46am

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Come On Over by Shania Twain. Any album that spawns 12 singles has to have something going for it.
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Reply #5 posted 08/19/20 3:44am

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Amy Winehouse, Back to Black
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Reply #6 posted 08/19/20 4:39am

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RJOrion said:

Minnie Riperton - "Come To My Garden"

Arguably one of the best albums ever made, by either genders. Minnie+Charles Stepney = slice of heaven love If there's an album that embodies the expression "dream sequence" perfectly, to me it would be "Come to My Garden".

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Reply #7 posted 08/19/20 4:44am

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Lauryn Hill - Miseducation
Aretha - I Never Loved A Man...
Whitney's debut
Janet - Control
Breeders - Last Splash
Dusty in Memphis
Abba - Gold
Carpenters Singles
Patsy Cline - 12 Greatest Hits
Hole - Live Through This

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Reply #8 posted 08/19/20 4:58am

Hamad

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Hejira - Joni Mitchell

Stevie Wonder Presents Syreeta - Syreeta

Drag - kd lang

Patsy Cline Showcase - Patsy Cline

Niecy - Deniece Williams

Precious Memories - Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Grande Exitos De Celia Cruz - Celia Cruz

The Zodian Suite - Mary Lou Williams

Hounds of Love - Kate Bush

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Reply #9 posted 08/19/20 5:17am

RJOrion

i forgot to add "The Hissing Of Summer Lawns"-Joni Mitchell, to my list

also the "Diana Ross" lp produced by Chic

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Reply #10 posted 08/19/20 5:24am

RJOrion

Hamad said:

RJOrion said:

Minnie Riperton - "Come To My Garden"

Arguably one of the best albums ever made, by either genders. Minnie+Charles Stepney = slice of heaven love If there's an album that embodies the expression "dream sequence" perfectly, to me it would be "Come to My Garden".

Charles Stepney is one of the most underrated, overlooked & almost forgotten, musical geniuses...the stuff he did with Earth Wind & Fire, The Emotions, Rotary Connection, Minnie Riperton, Deniece Williams, and Terry Callier, (etc.) is unmatched in its greatness... Stepney's music always had a strong spiritual presence, without being "church" or "gospel" music... when he died during the EWF "Spirit" album, i felt like i lost a family member...there is so much emotion and soul in that album...possibly my facvorite album EVER, and easily my favorite album cover ever..

Earth, Wind & Fire - Spirit (1976, Vinyl) | Discogs

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Reply #11 posted 08/19/20 5:26am

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Good choices on this thread. For me:

Joni - Blue

Fleetwood Mac- Rumors

Kate - Hounds of Love

Liz - Exile on Main Street

Amy - Back to Black

Currently I really like Haim but not ready to put them up there.

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Reply #12 posted 08/19/20 5:43am

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don't believe in "best", but here's some really good albums, afaic. (not including Meshell Ndgeocello, Ella Fitzgerald, Nellie Lutcher or Aretha Franklin, just listen to all their albums)

Really good albums I listened to recently, with females either singing or being in charge of the music:

-Lisa Ekdahl sings salvadore poe

-Tori Amos - Boys for Pele

-CéU - CéU

-Mariana Aydar - Kavita 1

-Adriana Evans - Adriana Evans

-Brigette McWilliams - Too Much Woman

-Jill Scott - Who Is Jill Scott

-N'Dambi - Tunin' Up and Co-signin'

-Grace Jones - Slave To The Rhythm

-Tita Lima - 11:11

-Wendy & Lisa - Eroica

And if you like Lenny Kravitz, check out Vanessa Paradis's self-titled album.

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Reply #13 posted 08/19/20 5:59am

Hamad

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RJOrion said:



Hamad said:




RJOrion said:


Minnie Riperton - "Come To My Garden"


Arguably one of the best albums ever made, by either genders. Minnie+Charles Stepney = slice of heaven love If there's an album that embodies the expression "dream sequence" perfectly, to me it would be "Come to My Garden".







Charles Stepney is one of the most underrated, overlooked & almost forgotten, musical geniuses...the stuff he did with Earth Wind & Fire, The Emotions, Rotary Connection, Minnie Riperton, Deniece Williams, and Terry Callier, (etc.) is unmatched in its greatness... Stepney's music always had a strong spiritual presence, without being "church" or "gospel" music... when he died during the EWF "Spirit" album, i felt like i lost a family member...there is so much emotion and soul in that album...possibly my facvorite album EVER, and easily my favorite album cover ever..



Earth, Wind & Fire - Spirit (1976, Vinyl) | Discogs



You said it mister nod it’s very worldly without it being contrived or cheesy, it’s anything but actually. It could range from bright & light to extremely haunting & dark, both are equally beautiful. And he gave so much in such a short period of his career. The amazing thing about “Come to My Garden” is that he overdubbed most of his arrangements (only the rhythm section was live) but everything everything else was overdubbed separately, however he arranged them all in such a way that made the final result sound organic and naturally intertwined. Thank you about the Terry Callier trivia, I didn’t know he produced him till you pointed it out.
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Reply #14 posted 08/19/20 6:12am

RJOrion

Hamad said:

RJOrion said:

Minnie Riperton - "Come To My Garden"

Arguably one of the best albums ever made, by either genders. Minnie+Charles Stepney = slice of heaven love If there's an album that embodies the expression "dream sequence" perfectly, to me it would be "Come to My Garden".

"Oh By the Way", "Rainy Day in Centerville", "Close Your Eyes And Remember", "Memory Band", and 'Whenever, Wherever" are my favorite joints on that lp

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Reply #15 posted 08/19/20 8:42am

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Tough to argue with Hounds of Love - Kate Bush, but I'd personally put Like A Prayer - Madonna in there as perhaps the greatest pop album ever made.

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Reply #16 posted 08/19/20 12:37pm

slyjackson

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Come On Over by Shania Twain. Any album that spawns 12 singles has to have something going for it.

It's crazy how many albums has sold, like +40 million copies, that's pretty amazing, it's good catchy album, but far from the best.

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Reply #17 posted 08/19/20 12:38pm

slyjackson

DaveT said:

Tough to argue with Hounds of Love - Kate Bush, but I'd personally put Like A Prayer - Madonna in there as perhaps the greatest pop album ever made.

Indeed.

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Reply #18 posted 08/19/20 1:19pm

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^^Now that’s an org throwback lol
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Reply #20 posted 08/19/20 2:02pm

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Too numerous to list. I'll just try to stick with my Top Ten. biggrin

1. Phyllis Hyman - Prime Of My Life

2. Chaka Khan - The Woman I Am

3. Chaka Khan - What Cha Gonna Do For Me

4. Mariah Carey - Emotions

5. Vesta Williams - Vesta

6. Private Dancer - Tina Turner

7. A Lady With A Song - Nancy Wilson

8. All By Myself - Regina Belle

9. Ask Rufus - Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan

10. Living All Alone - Phyllis Hyman

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Reply #21 posted 08/19/20 3:09pm

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slyjackson said:



EmmaMcG said:


Come On Over by Shania Twain. Any album that spawns 12 singles has to have something going for it.

It's crazy how many albums has sold, like +40 million copies, that's pretty amazing, it's good catchy album, but far from the best.



Well, "best" is subjective. Nobody can really determine what the best of anything is. All you can do is choose your favourite. And thinking purely off the top of my head, Come On Over is my favourite album by a female artist.

But The Electric Lady by Janelle Monae would be a close second.
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Anything by Badu love

N Sade edit
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Reply #23 posted 08/20/20 3:48am

JoeTyler

Aretha Franklin - Nwver Loved a Man the Way I Love You
Madonna - Like a Prayer, Ray of Light
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
Björk - Post

Group led by a female: Blondie - Parallel Lines
All-female group: Spice Girls - Spice (yeap)
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mynameisnotsusan said:

[i fucked up Edit 8/19/20 22:10pm]
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Reply #25 posted 08/20/20 12:41pm

slyjackson

JoeTyler said:

Aretha Franklin - Nwver Loved a Man the Way I Love You Madonna - Like a Prayer, Ray of Light Kate Bush - Hounds of Love Björk - Post Group led by a female: Blondie - Parallel Lines All-female group: Spice Girls - Spice (yeap)

Great choices

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Reply #26 posted 08/20/20 3:11pm

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Say Yes - Iyeoka
Time keeps on slipping into the future...


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Reply #27 posted 08/20/20 4:43pm

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emesem said:

Good choices on this thread. For me:



Joni - Blue


Fleetwood Mac- Rumors


Kate - Hounds of Love


Liz - Exile on Main Street


Amy - Back to Black



Currently I really like Haim but not ready to put them up there.


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Liz is Exile in Guyville but yeah those are all great
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Reply #28 posted 08/20/20 7:00pm

beast44

Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope

/thread cool

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Reply #29 posted 08/20/20 8:39pm

domainator2010

I don't know about best, but Tori Amos' Little Earthquakes is definitely Up There - one of the best!

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