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Sirens

Sirens
Created by: Calaveth
Tracks: 16
Length: 00:58:59
Keywords 1. Female Vocalists
2. Favorites
3. Voices
Created on 8/06/08 04:01pm
Level 4
Points 1800
Total visitors 33
Unique visitors 17
description:
I saw a mix based on the topic of "my favorite female vocalists", and knew I had to do something similar, as if I had contracted some kind of disease. Internet memes, I think they're called...

This isn't a list of "my favorite singers", just a number of female vocalists that do something to me every time I listen to them.

The mix has a side A and a side B, each fitting on one side of a C-60 - highly unusual for me, since I don't even own a cassette deck, but it just naturally worked out that way.

tracklist

1 Deerhoof : +81
Side A:

SATOMI Matsuzaki. No singer has the same ability to instantly cheer me up just from hearing [...]
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Track 2 from Friend Opportunity
Length: 00:03:04
Year: 2007
Track Description:
Side A:

SATOMI Matsuzaki. No singer has the same ability to instantly cheer me up just from hearing her sing.
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2 Garmarna : Herr Holger
EMMA Härdelin. I swear, Emma is a true to life valkyrie who's working extra as a singer. The traditional, med [...]
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Track 9 from Guds Spelemän
Length: 00:04:38
Year: 1996
Track Description:
EMMA Härdelin. I swear, Emma is a true to life valkyrie who's working extra as a singer. The traditional, medieval flavored instrumentation of this rocking ghost story only enhance that impression. I'm insanely attracted and intimidated by her and her voice.
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3 Curve : Chinese Burn
TONI Halliday. Toni was in many ways my first love - her voice was sensual, she was gorgeous, and I was just t [...]
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Track 1 from Come Clean
Length: 00:04:53
Year: 0000
Track Description:
TONI Halliday. Toni was in many ways my first love - her voice was sensual, she was gorgeous, and I was just that age. Shirley Manson must have been standing in her girl's room miming to songs like this one.
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4 Patti Smith : Free Money
PATTI Smith. I was little more than a toddler when this was recorded and discovered Patti Smith only much late [...]
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Track 4 from Horses
Length: 00:03:52
Year: 0000
Track Description:
PATTI Smith. I was little more than a toddler when this was recorded and discovered Patti Smith only much later. From one of my absolute favorite albums ever.
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5 Janis Joplin : Summertime
JANIS Joplin. If I were to rank the singers on this mix, which I'm not going to do, Janis Joplin would make a [...]
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Track 2 from Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits
Length: 00:04:02
Year: 1973
Track Description:
JANIS Joplin. If I were to rank the singers on this mix, which I'm not going to do, Janis Joplin would make a strong bid for the top spot.
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6 Bjork & PJ Harvey : (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
BJORK & PJ Harvey. Right next to Johnny Cash's version of Hurt, the best cover I know. I was going to give Bj [...]
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Track 0 from
Length: 00:03:50
Year:
Track Description:
BJORK & PJ Harvey. Right next to Johnny Cash's version of Hurt, the best cover I know. I was going to give Björk and PJ Harvey one entry each in this mix, but when they appear together...it's magic, and I open up a slot for someone else who deserve the spotlight as well.
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7 Portishead : Glory Box
BETH Gibbons. My legs turn to jelly when I hear Beth Gibbons sing. Every time. This live performance Portishea [...]
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Track 8 from Roseland NYC Live
Length: 00:05:37
Year: 1998
Track Description:
BETH Gibbons. My legs turn to jelly when I hear Beth Gibbons sing. Every time. This live performance Portishead did at Roseland along with a string orchestra can be found on youtube (just make a search for Portishead, Glory Box and Roseland), and it's just stunning.
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8 Lovage : To Catch a Thief
Side B:

JENNIFER Charles. If Beth Gibbons is just naturally sexy without even trying, Jennifer Char [...]
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Track 5 from Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By
Length: 00:03:17
Year: 2001
Track Description:
Side B:

JENNIFER Charles. If Beth Gibbons is just naturally sexy without even trying, Jennifer Charles is sexy because you know you're being seduced. Is there a more sultry voice in popular music?
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9 The Breeders : Hellbound
KIM Deal. An icon. Pixies, the Amps, the Breeders. I don't know if she has the vocal range of some of the othe [...]
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Track 5 from Pod
Length: 00:02:21
Year: 1990
Track Description:
KIM Deal. An icon. Pixies, the Amps, the Breeders. I don't know if she has the vocal range of some of the others on this mix, but that's not what rock is about. Attitude. I'm seeing the Breeders live a few days after posting this mix, and I'm stoked.
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10 asobi seksu : Mizu Asobi
YUKI Chikudate. Asobi Seksu and Yuki Chikudate's singing in particular just has this euphoric effect on me. Th [...]
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Track 12 from Citrus
Length: 00:02:40
Year: 2006
Track Description:
YUKI Chikudate. Asobi Seksu and Yuki Chikudate's singing in particular just has this euphoric effect on me. That shoegaze can be so much fun!
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11 Nouvelle Vague : Too Drunk to Fuck
CAMILLE. This French singer has a successful solo career in her home country, but this interpretation of a Dea [...]
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Track 6 from Nouvelle Vague
Length: 00:02:16
Year: 2004
Track Description:
CAMILLE. This French singer has a successful solo career in her home country, but this interpretation of a Dead Kennedy song is probably what she's most known for. It's a delightful recording where it really come through how much fun she's having.
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12 France Gall : Ella, elle l'a
FRANCE Gall. There's something about the French language... I could have filled half this mix with French chan [...]
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Track 5 from Babacar
Length: 00:04:49
Year: 1985
Track Description:
FRANCE Gall. There's something about the French language... I could have filled half this mix with French chanteuses, but that would have been a bit...simple minded. Not that it would be uncharacteristic, mind. With Kate Ryan making Euro disco out of this classic, I figured it was appropriate to put the original here.
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13 The Knife : You Make Me Like Charity
KARIN Dreijer. One part of the sibling duo (Olof being the other) making up the Knife, I was almost ready to p [...]
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Track 11 from Deep Cuts
Length: 00:03:05
Year: 2005
Track Description:
KARIN Dreijer. One part of the sibling duo (Olof being the other) making up the Knife, I was almost ready to postpone this mix when I found out that Karin is about to release a solo project called Fever Ray, but seeing as it's not going to be released until late this year, I felt I didn't have the patience... I chose this song because it has something in common with the song before - the ability to "act" the role - here, Karin sing the role of someone who feels tricked, someone a bit naive, a little disappointed, a little childish. That ability, to be just as much an actor as a singer is I think what make her special in my mind.
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14 Kristin Hersh : Sno Cat
KRISTIN Hersh. Mesmerizing. The kind of voice that makes me want to listen carefully to the lyrics, because it [...]
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Track 1 from The Grotto
Length: 00:03:38
Year: 2003
Track Description:
KRISTIN Hersh. Mesmerizing. The kind of voice that makes me want to listen carefully to the lyrics, because it sounds like she's singing something *important*. I need to go back and listen to her old bands, Throwing Muses and 50 Foot Wave.
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15 Neko Case : Blacklisted
NEKO Case. I've always thought that it's a waste with the New Pornographers to have the best voice in the worl [...]
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Track 10 from Blacklisted
Length: 00:02:22
Year: 2002
Track Description:
NEKO Case. I've always thought that it's a waste with the New Pornographers to have the best voice in the world just sing a couple of tracks on every album. What good are those other dudes in the band anyway? Her voice is so crisp, so strong, and so beautiful.
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16 Stina Nordenstam : So This Is Goodbye
STINA Nordenstam. If Neko and Sinéad have the voices of titans, Stina singing reminds of the most fragile thi [...]
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Track 10 from And She Closed Her Eyes
Length: 00:04:35
Year: 1994
Track Description:
STINA Nordenstam. If Neko and Sinéad have the voices of titans, Stina singing reminds of the most fragile thing in the world. It's the most twee sound you can imagine. And yes, this is goodbye.
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nice!
8/08/08 09:05am
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Hum. I notice I refer to Sinéad O'Connor in the comment to track 16. She disappeared from the mix in an early revision, but apparently the comment stuck. Ah well.
8/08/08 04:01am
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"If Beth Gibbons is just naturally sexy without even trying, Jennifer Charles is sexy because you know you're being seduced." - That is so true.

Very lovely
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Garmarna, hell yes! Toni, Beth (
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Well done. Extra + for not including Nightwish.
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