Music Tournament: Albums by Women who Rock

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  1. Angelo.M

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    music tourney: albums by women who rock!


    Stop me if this has been done already...

    Inspired by posts in the Music Draft, a tournament for albums by women. Despite the title, albums in all genres of music are eligible, provided the artist is a woman, a group of women, or a group featuring a woman. Classical albums by female soloists are eligible, unless the group feels as though we should exclude them.

    These are 32 automatics. I'd like to shoot for 128 albums.

    1. Joni Mitchell: Blue
    2. Joni Mitchell: Ladies of the Canyon
    3. Joni Mitchell: Court and Spark
    4. Janis Joplin: Pearl
    5. Carol King: Tapestry
    6. Nanci Griffith: Flyer
    7. Emmylou Harris: Wrecking Ball
    8. Lucinda Williams: Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
    9. Sleater-Kinney: One Beat
    10. Tracy Chapman (self-titled)
    11. Suzanne Vega: Solitude Standing
    12. Natalie Merchant: Tigerlily
    13. Neko Case: Blacklisted
    14. 10,000 Maniacs: Our Time in Eden
    15. Sleater-Kinney: Call the Doctor
    16. The Innocence Mission: Glow
    17. Shawn Colvin: A Few Small Repairs
    18. Eva Cassidy: Live at Blues Alley
    19. Cassandra Wilson: New Moon Daughter
    20. Holly Cole: Don't Smoke in Bed
    21. Dar Williams: End of the Summer
    22. Beth Orton: Central Reservation
    23. Julie Miller: Broken Things
    24. Tift Merrit: Bramble Rose
    25. Mary Chapin Carpenter: Stones in the Road
    26. Diana Krall: All for You
    27. Eva Cassidy: Songbird
    28. Patricia Barber: Cafe Blue
    29. Bonnie Raitt: Luck of the Draw
    30. Shannon Curfman: Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions
    31. Susan Tedeschi: Just Won't Burn
    32. Cowboy Junkies: The Trinity Session

    In via seconding...

    33. Tori Amos: Little Earthquakes
    34. Hole: Live Through This
    35. Kate Bush: Hounds of Love
    36. Sinead O'Connor: I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
    37. Sinead O'Connor: The Lion and the Cobra
    38. Sugarcubes: Life's Too Good
    39. Eurythmics: Sweet Dreams
    40. Patti Smith: Easter
    41. Liz Phair: Whitechocolatespaceegg
    42. No Dobut: Tragic Kingdom
    43. Fiona Apple: Tidal
    44. 10,000 Maniacs: In My Tribe
    45. Bjork: Post
    46. Fleetwood Mac: Rumors
    47. Heart: Dreamboat Annie
    48. 10,000 Maniacs: Blind Man's Zoo
    49. Bjork: Debut
    50. Cocteau Twins: Treasure
    51. Kate Bush: The Dreaming
    52. Tori Amos: Under the Pink
    53. Mary Margaret O'Hara: Miss America
    54. Bananarama: Bananarama
    55. The Bangles: Different Light
    56. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: I Love Rock N Roll
    57. Bananarama: Bananarama
    58. The Bangles: Different Light
    59. Mary Margaret O'Hara: Miss America
    60. No Doubt: Rock Steady

    Ten nominations each, for now. Five seconds each. No thirds needed.

    Go nuts...
     
  2. Peter Mazur

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    How about:

    Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
    Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love
    Pat Benatar - Crimes Of Passion
     
  3. george kaplan

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    I don't have time to think about this carefully right now, but the most obvious omission so far:

    The Pretenders
     
  4. Mike Hutman

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    I'll nominate

    1)Poe-Hello
    2)Poe-Haunted
    3)Tori Amos-Under The Pink
    4)Nina Gorgon-Tonight And The Rest Of My Life
    5)Jill Sobule-untitled
    6)Hole-Live Through This
    7)No Doubt-Tragic Kingdom
    8)Jewel- This Way

    I'll second

    1)Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
     
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    Nominate:

    Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie Alanis Morissette
    Martinis & Bikinis Sam Phillips
    I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got Sinead O'Connor
    The Lion and the Cobra Sinead O'Connor
    Whitechocolatespaceegg Liz Phair
    In My Tribe 10000 Maniacs
    Pearl Janis Joplin
    Horses Patti Smith
    Unhalfbricking Fairport Convention
    Pirates Rikie Lee Jones


    Second:

    Live Through This Hole
     
  6. ChuckDeLa

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    Nominate:
    Kate Bush - The Dreaming
    Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns
    Laurie Anderson - Mister Heartbreak
    Bjork - Debut
    Bjork - Post
    Cocteau Twins - Treasure
    Julee Cruise - Floating Into the Night
    Madonna - Like a Prayer
    Stereolab - Dots and Loops
    Spice Girls - Spice

    Second:
    Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
    Sinead O'Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
    Sinead O'Connor - The Lion and the Cobra


    Angelo: why not submit your choices to the seconding process as well? I know it's your tourney and all, but I, for one, have never heard of Tift Merrit or Shannon Curfman, or a couple of these other ones. They may be your personal favorites, but I hate a tourney with a bunch of 1-0 or 2-0 victories (or worse, 1-1 ties). I'm staying away from some obscure favorites myself for that reason.

    I think "automatics" in general are a bad idea.
     
  7. Brian Lawrence

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    I nominate

    -Sleater Kinney : Call the Doctor (Best album of the 90's IMHO)
    -Sleater Kinney : Dig Me Out
    -Patti Smith Group : Easter
    -Sugarcubes : Lifes Too Good
    -L7 : Bricks are Heavy
    -Liz Phair : Exhile in Guyville
    -Veruca Salt : Eight Arms to Hold You
    -Fiona Apple : Tidal
    -Suzanne Vege : Suzanne Vega
    -Eurythmics : Sweet Dreams
     
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    Second:
    Sugarcubes - Life's Too Good
    Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (one I thought of nominating myself... "This City Never Sleeps" gives me chills every time!)
     
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    I'll second Easter - Patti Smith

    and nominate

    Horses - Patti Smith
     
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    I'll second

    Whitechocolatespaceegg Liz Phair
     
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    Nominate:

    Jefferson Airplane's Surrealistic Pillow featuring standout songs sung by Grace Slick: "White Rabbit" and "Somebody to Love"

    Enya's A Day Without Rain featuring "Only Time"

    Dido's No Angel featuring "Here with Me"

    Paula Cole's This Fire featuring "I Don't Want to Wait" and "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?"

    Fleetwood Mac's The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac featuring Stevie Nicks singing "Gypsy" and many other great songs
     
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    Second
    No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom

    Nominate
    Dixie Chicks - Fly
    No Doubt - Rock Steady

    I like some of the tourney albums so far.
     
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    Since he did not say that they did not count, I assumed they were probably ok. /shrug
     
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    2nd
    Fiona Apple - Tidal
    10,000 Maniacs - In My Tribe
    Bjork - Post

    Nominate
    Bjork - SelmaSongs
    Heart - Dreamboat Annie
    Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
    10,000 Maniacs - Blind Man's Zoo
    Ace Of Base - The Sign [​IMG]
     
  17. george kaplan

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    Nope, just missed it (probably because the name Rickie Lee Jones sends me running whenever I see it). [​IMG]

    I will second Horses

    and Pearl - Janis Joplin too. [​IMG]

    I'll also second Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
     
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    I'll second

    Heart - Dreamboat Annie
     
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    Master list updated with all albums in sofar.

    I suggest we leave greatest hits albums, boxed sets, compilations and other reissues out of the tourney. JenB, you get a nomination back for The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac.
     

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