NPR just ranked “The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women.”
Joni Mitchell clocks in at #1, and obviously Janis Joplin made the top ten as well. Lucinda Williams and Dolly Parton are also in the top 20. Also appearing from the genres this blog covers: Loretta Lynn, Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Rosanne Cash, the Dixie Chicks, Tammy Wynette, Shania Twain, Joan Baez, Bobbie Gentry, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Alabama Shakes, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Patty Griffin, and Iris DeMint.
Check out the full list. What do you think is missing? What would you put at #1?
Lots of great stuff in other genres from amazing, remarkable women, too, including many women of color. Check it out, and open up your Spotify to look up the artists and albums that are new to you!