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18 October 2006 @ 11:25 am
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Does anyone have any music recs?
I've been listening to a lot of Charlotte Martin, Tori (of course), Sarah McLachlan, Evanescence.
Female singer-songwriters mainly.
I have music already by Lily Holbrook, Regina Spektor, Emilie Autumn, Jewel, Fiona Apple
I think I'm just looking for some similar artists or something.

Music that gives you strength / picks you up / helps you through the bad times.



A friend is taking me out for lunch today
it feels too hard to go out, 2 days in a row.
I just want to hide for now.
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oh, kathleenstellate on October 18th, 2006 02:16 am (UTC)
sara evans is a country singer...it's not really my genre, but her song "maybe there's a loving god" has gotton me through some pretty hard times. and it's more like sarah mclaughlin. i'd also reccomend the band mates of state..."parachutes" always seems to help.
oh, kathleenstellate on October 19th, 2006 02:15 am (UTC)
rereading this i realized i wrote this wrong..

sara GROVES. and she's a christian/gospel singer. too many saras :)
fairimaiden on October 18th, 2006 02:23 am (UTC)
Imogen Heap has a nice voice.
vikki.: donna / concentratingtheapplicant on October 18th, 2006 02:25 am (UTC)
Honey, there's no way you can go past Patty Griffin. There's just no way. At all.
vikki.: donnajosh/  hugtheapplicant on October 18th, 2006 02:42 am (UTC)
Patty Griffin's When It Don't Come Easy.


Red lights are flashing on the highway
I wonder if we're gonna ever get home
I wonder if we're gonna ever get home tonight
Everywhere the waters getting rough
Your best intentions may not be enough
I wonder if we're gonna ever get home tonight

Listen to it. Loudly.
(no subject) - kisstheviolets on October 19th, 2006 09:51 am (UTC) (Expand)
Fionariphertoshreds on October 18th, 2006 02:34 am (UTC)
Gillian Welch.
Neko Case.
Holly Throsby.
Art of Fighting 'Second Storey' (Not exclusively female but amazing just the same).
Clare Bowditch & the Feeding Set.
Sarah Blasko (her new album is up on Myspace at the moment, all of it).
Low (husband and wife, absolutely incredible harmonies).
seanpadilla on October 20th, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC)
I second the Low recommendation, particularly their album "Things We Lost in the Fire."
flyingsouthflyingsouth on October 18th, 2006 02:52 am (UTC)
I'm not sure if it's what you're looking for but I love David Gray. I also love Norah Jones and Bic Runga. :)
Simonemonielove on October 18th, 2006 03:16 am (UTC)
-I really like Corrine Bailey Rae...her songs kind of take me away to another place. (Same with Norah Jones...very soothing to me)
-Sarah McLachlan...a great CANADIAN female singer/song writer.
I still love Sarah McLachlan's "surfacing" album. I can't remember if you already like her but it's right up your alley...dreamy, whimsical & smart music. Here are some other Canadian female singers-songwriters you may like too:
-Esthero (beautiful songs...download "that girl"),
-Chantal Kreviasuk (also plays the piano),
- Feist (good songs)
& Whenever I'm feeling really down though I like to play my "Mama's Gun" album by Erykah Badu. I know she's not everyone's cup of tea, but I find her music (and that album especially) very soothing. It's calmed me many times when I thought I would lose it. I really like the song "didn't you know?"
anyways, i hope that helps.
Fionariphertoshreds on October 18th, 2006 10:20 am (UTC)
Seconded Feist and Corinne Bailey Rae.

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    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on October 19th, 2006 02:18 am (UTC)
I love Tegan & Sara :)
petala: Joanna Newsom lyricspetala on October 18th, 2006 04:31 am (UTC)
I second Imogen Heap and Clare Bowditch. :) Ani Difranco has always been very uplifting for me. Bjork as well.

Joanna Newsom is a wonderful folk singer/harpist who I think you'd really like. But her voice takes a bit of getting used to. Hang in there because it grows on you. I saw her live and she is radiant. :D
seanpadilla on October 20th, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC)
I second the Joanna Newsom recommendation, particularly her first album "The Milk-Eyed Mender."
you got you a fast horse darlin'thebluebells on October 18th, 2006 05:23 am (UTC)

Have a look at pretty_music for some beautiful things.

I will send you some songs tonight darling xxx
you got you a fast horse darlin': blood rosesthebluebells on October 18th, 2006 05:26 am (UTC)

I'm feeling like crap at the moment and listening to Missy Higgins' "Nightminds". :( Have you heard it?
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on October 19th, 2006 02:08 am (UTC)
thankyou darling, that song is beautiful. I love Missy Higgins.
Are you okay honey?
(no subject) - thebluebells on October 19th, 2006 08:23 am (UTC) (Expand)
lambkin_snaps on October 18th, 2006 05:32 am (UTC)
suggestions: (some have already been mentioned)

Holly Throsby
Clare Bowditch
Sarah Blasko
Norah Jones
Amy Vee


thinking of you lovely
amesfabuleuxamelie on October 18th, 2006 06:04 am (UTC)
i always find a bit of a boost in listening to sinead o'connor's "faith & courage". did i send it to you once? maybe i just thought about doing so. also, david gray helps me through tough times. thinking of you always. xx
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on October 19th, 2006 02:16 am (UTC)
ooh, you did send that one to me -- it has helped me through some very hard time previously. I shall find it again - I'd forgotten about that one (eep).
A World of Fragile Things: Kelly C - Dreaming...aussiekitty on October 18th, 2006 06:10 am (UTC)
*hugs* I have a mix or two (if I can't cull it any further) headingyour way by the end of the week, but in the mean time:
I completely second the Bic Runga mention (and if you want any/some of her albums, I happen to have all three uploaded right now.)
Heather Nova has some decent songs as well.
Tara MacLean is really nice and soft and well <3
I recently purchased Paula Cole's album Harbinger, and have only played it once just as some background noise, and was surprised by how "nice" so to speak it was, so possibly a possibility.
The Corrs have some absolutely beautiful sooting music (written after their mother died) but the mix will more than likely have those anyway.
Finally, but definetly not least Natalie Imbruglia's 'White Lillies Island' was my soothing, related death album. Rambly mail love will detail further.
(with the exception of the bottom two none made it to the mix or rambly mail, so except more from me.) :)
Emilia Rothschild: Movies // Eowynetherealshores on October 18th, 2006 08:05 am (UTC)
I second Tara MacLean. She's one of my all-time favorites. I heard she's working on new material. :)

But her lyrics are so inspirational, and I love them!
(no subject) - kisstheviolets on October 19th, 2006 09:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
Lily struts in waltz time towards the blindsdansette on October 18th, 2006 06:33 am (UTC)
Jenny Lewis/Rilo Kiley.
fructiferousfructiferous on October 18th, 2006 11:12 am (UTC)
i love holly throsby, inara george, sarah blasko. do you like ani difranco?

kate miller heidke is extraordinary, i think you would like her. and emma dean.

fruit are great for picking you up but they're a bit more lively. but they are great for picking you up.

would you like me to make you some cds?

there's no harm in hiding sometimes. ♥
fructiferousfructiferous on October 18th, 2006 11:14 am (UTC)
carla werner is a sydney singer/songwriter i saw a couple of weeks ago, she was wonderful too. i haven't listened to her albums yet but she was so lovely live.
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