Music recommendation request: Electronica

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by OrangePoser, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. OrangePoser

    Newbie

    Music recommendation request: Electronica with alto-range female vocals singing catchy melodies. All suggestions are welcome.

    Examples: ★★★★★
    Perfect fit (not in order within star rating sections):
    Krewella
    Ke$ha
    Icona Pop
    Nero
    Lights
    Melanie Martinez
    Ellie Goulding
    Lorde
    Halsey
    Purity Ring

    Super close fit: ★★★★✩
    Taylor Swift (the good half of 1989)
    Selena Gomez (the poppy/dancy songs)
    The Veronicas
    CHVRCHES
    Carly Rae Jepsen (E•MO•TION)
    Zedd (with female featured vocalist)
    Skrillex (with female featured vocalist)

    Almost there: ★★★✩✩
    Sleigh Bells
    Sleater-Kinny
    M.I.A.
    Tegan & Sara
    Lady Gaga
    Marina and the Diamonds
    Dragonette
    Amanda Palmer
    Charlotte Sometimes
    Tove Lo

    Has a good song or two: ★★✩✩✩
    tUnE-yArDs (Water Fountain)

    Not what I'm after: ★✩✩✩✩
    Kelly Clarkson
    Katy Perry
    Meghan Trainor
    Julian Baker
    Fifth Harmony
    Little Mix
    Kiesza
    La Roux
    Cascada
    Ariana Grande
    Meg Meyers
    Little Boots (music is good, her voice is aggravating I me)
    Foxes
    Nicki Minaj
    Empress Of
    Lana Del Rey

    On my list to listen to: ✩✩✩✩✩ (unrated)
    Birdy
    St. Vincent
    Demi Lovato
    Jessie J
    Natalia Kills
    Santigold
    Sia
    Sleeper Agent
    HAIM
    Phantogram
    Holychild
     
  2. duritzfan13

    all we have is time

    I see Tegan & Sara under "almost there" but have you given their new record a shot?
     
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  3. OrangePoser

    Newbie

    Thanks for the reply! I have it requested from the library and I'm excited for it. I liked one of the pre-released songs but I forgot the name. I did not like Boyfriend.
     
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  5. Horrorca

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    it seems you're looking for (electro)pop

    try the new Palmistry record, I think you'll love it

    also, The Knife's Silent Shout is an absolute masterpiece
     
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  6. Horrorca

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    also Björk, she is a godess
     
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  7. Collins

    Trusted

    Lapsley and Haelos perhaps?
     
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  8. OrangePoser

    Newbie

    Thanks! I got The Knife and Knife Party combined in my head and did not care for Knife Party's Abandon Ship. I actually already have a few The Knife albums including Silent Shout, so I'll listen today!

    I hadn't heard Palmisrty so I'll check that out.

    I like Björk... She was amazing in Dancer In The Dark, but her albums haven't grabbed me.
     
  9. OrangePoser

    Newbie

    Both now requested from the library! Thank you!!
     
  10. whitenblue88

    The rivalry is back on

    Some of my favorites from this year that fall into that category (all female fronted):
    Aurora
    Highasakite
    Chairlift
    Marian Hill
    ANIMA!
    School of Seven Bells
     
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  11. OrangePoser

    Newbie

    Awesome! Half of these are at the library and requested. I'll check the others out on Spotify or something. Thanks!
     
  12. Zac Djamoos

    goodness, present and hallowed Prestigious

    Sky Ferreira
     
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  13. Michael

    Regular

    Based off of your lists I think you'd like Charli XCX.
     
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  14. Horrorca

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    maybe all this music will also serve as a gateway to other electronic music - I envy you, starting to get into techno, ambient techno, IDM, all that good stuff haha
     
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  15. OrangePoser

    Newbie

    Yes! In my stash already and I need to listen to and rate. Thank you.
     
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  16. mescalineeyes

    actually my pianos have always been teeth

    you might want to reconsider your stance on Ariana Grande. The song Into You is exactly what you're looking for.
     
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  17. OrangePoser

    Newbie

    Lol! What an interesting way of approaching a suggestion. Thanks. I don't have that song by her; I only have her album My Everything and it was unmotivating for me. I'll check out Into You and see if it brings me joy.
     
  18. OrangePoser

    Newbie

    I love Charli XCX and I don't know why I didn't incorporate her in my ★★★★★ section already! Thanks!
     
  19. mescalineeyes

    actually my pianos have always been teeth

    Kiiara - Low Kii Savage EP
    the 2 MUNA singles
    Disclosure have a lot of great songs with female vocalists (White Noise, You & Me, Confess to Me, Help Me Lose My Mind, Hourglass, Magnets)
    London Grammar
    Grimes (her new album Art Angels is solid gold, I suggest checking out the song Realiti to get a feel for it)
    Jessie Ware is great albeit a bit on the slow side
    Katy B (Aaliyah is a fun song!)

    And, of course, Robyn.
     
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  20. cwhit

    goomba Prestigious

    robyn is the best
     
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  21. Horrorca

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    oh yeah, Robyn for sure
     
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  22. OrangePoser

    Newbie

    Thank you so much!

    I heard a Kiiara song and loved it but she fell off my list cause her music wasn't at the library (my favorite music service)
    Love Love Love Magnets by Disclosure feat. Lorde, but I can't stand any other song by him. Just listened to the rest of Caracal last night. Ick.
    London Grammar is now requested from the library.
    I'll give Grimes another listen. Should have been on my unrated list. Not too sure it's what I'm looking for.
    Jessie Ware is now requested from the library.
    Katy B is now requested from the library.
    Listening to the Robyn - Body Talk as I wrote all this. I get that it's almost exactly what I'm asking for, but it does nothing for me. It feels passionless. Feels cheap somehow.

    Thank you so much for all the great suggestions!
     
  23. OrangePoser

    Newbie

    Thank you, but Robyn just makes me sleepy. I'm looking for music that is dancy and singable.
     
  24. cwhit

    goomba Prestigious

    robyn is the most dancy, lol
    dancing on my own is the most dancy/singable song in history pretty much
     
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  25. OrangePoser

    Newbie

    Listening now. Seriously don't get it. I thought for a moment we were all talking about different Robyn's until you mentioned her song title. So sleepy. Thank you though!
     
  26. Zac Djamoos

    goodness, present and hallowed Prestigious

    My favorite person in pop music right now. Enjoy
     
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