Record Year for Female Artists
Beyonce and Taylor Swift may have been the stars of this year's Grammy Awards, but they are certainly not the only female artists who released stand-out music this past year. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, featuring the enigmatic Karen O on lead vocals, released an infectiously danceable record It's Blitz, which was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album this year. Although the award went to Phoenix for their indie rock favorite, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, don't miss O's tremendously powerful voice on the top-to-bottom great record, It's Blitz.
Another gifted lead singer (and bandleader) with an absolutely earth shaking voice is Neko Case, who released the album Middle Cyclone last year to the encomium of alt-country audiences across the country. Listeners may recognize Neko Case's melodic turns from many of pop super-group The New Pornographers' best records, which goes to show that her sound can cross genres as quickly as her voice can jump octaves. Check out The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Neko Case from the AADL today.