girlie jones (girliejones) wrote,
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Female Appreciation Month Links

Bit more of a wrap up of what's round today

vodkandlime appreciates 6 Excellent Ballads
babalon_93 appreciates Sonic Youth - Kool Thing
kaelajael appreciates the Andrew Sisters and lilysea is also appreciating female artists in some flocked posts
martinlivings thinks that only males make the kind of music he likes but does appreciate Tori Amos
pharaoh_katt is still keeping track and notes we have 57 posts already for Female Appreciation Month and appreciates Jewel, Natalie Imbruglia and Emilie Autumn

And Florence and the Machine, who burst into the wider public consciousness when singer Florence Welch, clambered up the stage rigging at Glastonbury this year, was one of five female performers among the 12 artists chosen for the shortlist of the Mercury Music Prize>. The eccentrically coiffed electro-pop star La Roux – aka Elly Jackson – will also be among the favourites to win the award, which was last won by a woman in 2002 when Ms Dynamite took the prize.

Simon Frith, chair of judges, said this year's list reflected a revolution in the music industry that was enabling artists – and women in particular – to break free of the confines of a record label.

The Mercury Prize shortlist:

Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
The Horrors - Primary Colours
Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires
Glasvegas - Glasvegas
La Roux La Roux
Florence and the Machine - Lungs
Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
Lisa Hannigan - Sea Sew
The Invisible - The Invisible
Led Bib - Sensible Shoes
Sweet Billy Pilgrim - Twice Born Men
Speech Debelle - Speech Therapy

Tags: female appreciation month, music
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