Tuesday, 16 February 2010

The Only Three Female Musicians in History Revealed Here

Here's a very funny post over at The Awl about male journalists who think there really are only three female musicians in history.

Apparently they are Kate Bush, Tori Amos and Bjork.

Marina Diamandis likes diamonds, or else her last name just sounds like the word, which could be Greek for diamonds but I have too many browser tabs open right now to check. Diamandis’ strong debut features a flourish of vocals reminiscent of a very rare live Tori Amos track that only I own called “Braided a Dog’s Tail.” I highly doubt that Diamandis has heard this song, but the parallels between these two artists are undeniable. In fact, I would not be surprised if Tori Amos appeared to Diamandis in a dream while she was writing this album in order to pass a homemade and probably glittery torch off to her before floating away on a sleigh driven by flying wolves.

I think this is so true every new artist out there that sounds a little fantastical in her lyrics is compared to Kate Bush and any woman that likes to experiment with sound is like Bjork.

I feel like they left out a vital artist though.

Whenever there is a new girl with a guitar and soemthing to say she will always, till the end of time itself it seems, be compared to one PJ Harvey.

It's annoying for the artist to be labelled and also annoying for fans. I hate it when you're promised a PJ Harvey and really you get a Harvey-lite at best.

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