As I posted yesterday, 2009 has been a great year for female artists, the best since the mid-90’s. Remember the 90’s, which was best time I can ever recall for chicks in rock, as the Lilith Fair exposed. Not only were the artists talented, but a lot of them were really sexy. Here are my favorites of the decade.
Liz Phair mixed Indie credibility with a raw sexuality in lyrics like she was Prince. I’ve liked her in every phase during her career.
Sheryl Crow is like a mainstream version of Liz Phair. She’s a little more girl next door, though they look like they could be sisters. Crow has serious chops and has the best resume of any female artist since the early 90’s.
A lot of people slagged Tori Amos for being a Kate Bush wannabee, but Tori was much more than that, as she was piano wizard who wrote some great hooks. As you can see from the photo, she had the most gorgeous lips and sexy red-hair which cascaded down from her high forehead.
While not as drop-dead gorgeous as some listed here, Sarah McLachlan is the most sensuous singer of them all. The combo of her voice and doe-eyes could make a man weak.
Ok, Alanis Morissette has had some strange lyrics, but I think she’s been critically punished for her amazing debut success. I also think she’s pretty foxy, as the naked street singing she does in Thank U demonstrates.
OF all the dance divas of the 80’s and 90’s, Janet Jackson, with the aid of Jam and Lewis, had produced the best music. I can’t say I’ve ever seen a more beautiful face than the one Janet has at her peak. This video was infectious.
The video is corny early 90’s crap, but the voice and gorgeous looks of Susannah Hoffs still keeps it watchable. Famous for her work with the Bangles, her solo stuff is underrated.
One of the best rocker chicks of the 90’s was Juliana Hatfield. Girly voice over grunge-y guitars really worked for me.