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100 Greatest Female Artists Albums

Criteria: - Albums were chosen on thier impact, influence, initial and lasting popularity, and a number of smaller criteria. This list does not include "Live" or "Greatest Hits" albums. An album was excluded if the female(s) did not dominate the album the vocally. (60%+)

Newly added names are in Red

Edited By: Chris F.
List Begun: 3-20-05


100 Greatest Female Artists Albums
  1. Blue - Joni Mitchell
  2. Lady Soul - Aretha Franklin
  3. Pearl - Janis Joplin
  4. Tapestry - Carole King
  5. Horses - Patti Smith
  6. I Never Loved A Man the Way I Love You - Aretha Franklin
  7. Court & Spark - Joni Mitchell
  8. Dusty In Memphis - Dusty Springfield
  9. Pretenders - The Pretenders
10. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
11. Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones
12. Pieces of the Sky - Emmylou Harris
13. At Last - Etta James
14. Like A Prayer - Madonna
15. Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
16. Diamonds & Rust - Joan Baez
17. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill - Lauryn Hill
18. Exile In Guyville - Liz Phair
19. Cheap Thrills - Big Brother & the Holding Company (Janis Joplin)
20. Eli & the Thirteenth Confession - Laura Nyro
21. Heart Like A Wheel - Linda Ronstadt
22. Debut - Bjork
23. Parellel Lines - Blondie
24. Daydream - Mariah Carey
25. Hounds of Love - Kate Bush
26. Car Wheels on A Gravel Road - Lucinda Williams
27. Little Earthquakes - Tori Amos
28. Supa Dupa Fly - Missy Elliott
29. Wrecking Ball - Emmylou Harris
30. Los Angeles - X
31. Ladies of the Canyon - Joni Mitchell
32. Dreamboat Annie - Heart
33. Aretha Now - Aretha Franklin
34. It's My Way - Buffy Saint-Marie
35. Chelsea Girl - Nico
36. Learning to Crawl - The Pretenders
37. Dummy - Portishead (Beth Gibbons)
38. Imagination - Gladys Knight & the Pips
39. All Hail the Queen - Queen Latifah
40. Nick of Time - Bonnie Raitt
41. Sweet Dreams Are Made of This - Eurythmics
42. Madonna - Madonna
43. Joan Armatrading - Joan Armatrading
44. For the Roses - Joni Mitchell
45. Rhythm Nation 1814 - Janet Jackson
46. Blondie - Blondie
47. Give It Up - Bonnie Raitt
48. Young, Gifted, & Black - Aretha Franklin
49. Private Dancer - Tina Turner
50. Dry - PJ Harvey
51. Sheryl Crow - Sheryl Crow
52. Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morrisette
53. Hear A Symphony - The Supremes
54. Whats the 411 - Mary J. Blige
55. CrazySexyCool - TLC
56. First Take - Roberta Flack
57. From A Whisper to A Scream - Esther Phillips
58. Blacks Magic - Salt-N-Pepa
59. Homogenic - Bjork
60. The Hissing of Summer Lawns - Joni Mitchell
61. I Feel For You - Chaka Khan
62. Album - Joan Jett
63. Melissa Etheridge - Melissa Etheridge
64. Fumbling Towards Ecstasy - Sarah McLachlan
65. Lavern Baker - Lavern Baker
66. Luck of the Draw - Bonnie Raitt
67. Ani DiFranco - Ani DiFranco
68. Bad Girls - Donna Summer
69. In My Life - Judy Collins
70. Like A Virgin - Madonna
71. Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston
72. The Queen Alone - Carla Thomas
73. Dance Party - Martha & the Vandellas
74. Simple Dreams - Linda Ronstadt
75. Diana Ross - Diana Ross
76. No Secrets - Carly Simon
77. Workin' Together - Ike & Tina Turner
78. Arrival - ABBA
79. Lovers Speak - Joan Armatrading
80. Butterfly - Mariah Carey
81. One Day At A Time - Joan Baez
82. Control - Janet Jackson
83. Clouds - Joni Mitchell
84. Kaleidoscope - Siouxsie Sioux & the Banshees
85. Rapture - Anita Baker
86. The Marvelettes - The Marvelettes
87. Crimes of Passion - Pat Benatar
88. Luxury Liner - Emmylou Harris
89. New York Tendaberry - Laura Nyro
90. Under the Pink - Tori Amos
91. Touch - Eurythmics
92. Straight From the Heart - Ann Peebles
93. Me Myself I - Joan Armatrading
94. Love Deluxe - Sade
95. The End - Nico
96. Bella Donna - Stevie Nicks
97. Baduizm - Erykah Badu
98. Beauty & the Beat - The Go-Go's
99. True Blue - Madonna
100. Gypsys, Tramps, & Thieves - Cher

101. Tell Mama - Etta James
102. The Divine Miss M - Bette Midler
103. Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes
104. Eva by Heart - Eva Cassidy
105. Little Queen - Heart
106. Big Science - Laurie Anderson
107. Diva - Annie Lennox
108. Soul 69' - Aretha Franklin
109. Gonna Take A Miracle - Laura Nyro
110. Broken English - Marianne Faithful
111. I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got - Sinead O'Connor
112. Let It Loose - Gloria Estefan & the Miami Sound Machine
113. Wanda Jackson - Wanda Jackson
114. The Kick Inside - Kate Bush
115. A Song For You - The Carpenters
116. Mary Wells Sings My Guy - Mary Wells
117. Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
118. A Few Small Repairs - Shawn Colvin
119. Easter - Patti Smith
120. Hejira - Joni Mitchell
121. Solitude Standing - Suzanne Vega
122. Flying Cowboys - Rickie Lee Jones
123. Brenda Lee - Brenda Lee
124. Under Construction - Missy Elliott
125. Elite Hotel - Emmylou Harris
126. The Songstress - Anita Baker
127. Lyte As A Rock - MC Lyte
128. Connie Francis Sings Rock'N'Roll Million Sellers - Connie Francis
129. Prisoner In Disguise - Linda Ronstadt
130. The Raincoats - The Raincoats
131. The Windows of The World - Dionne Warwick
132. Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? - The Cranberries
133. Rid of Me - PJ Harvey
134. Queen of Siam - Lydia Lunch
135. Wild Gift - X (Exene Cervenka)
136. Girl At Her Volcano - Rickie Lee Jones
137. Lavern Sings Bessie Smith - Lavern Baker
138. Music Box - Mariah Carey
139. Bachelor #2 - Aimee Mann
140. The Sensual World - Kate Bush
141. When the Pawn... - Fiona Apple
142. Dreamer - Patti Labelle & the Bluebells
143. Indigo Girls - Indigo Girls
144. The Runaways - The Runaways
145. Quiet Fire - Roberta Flack
146. Inseperable - Natalie Cole
147. Garbage - Garbage
148. Sweet Old World - Lucinda Williams
149. Spirit In the Dark - Aretha Franklin
150. Pussy Whipped - Bikini Kill
151. Chaka Khan - Chaka Khan
152. Songs For the New Depression - Bette Midler
153. Solace - Sarah McLachlan
154. Fontanelle - Babes In Toyland
155. Aaliyah - Aaliyah
156. Vespertine - Bjork
157. Desertshore - Nico
158. New Beginnings - Tracy Chapman
159. There'll Come A Time - Betty Everett
160. Cut - The Slits
161. Carla - Carla Thomas
162. Phoebe Snow - Phoebe Snow
163. Pod - The Breeders
164. Strange Weather - Marianne Faithful
165. Tuesday Night Music Club - Sheryl Crow
166. Acoustic Soul - India.Arie
167. The Lion & the Cobra - Sinead O'Connor
168. Velvet Hammer - Scrawl
169. Whitney - Whitney Houston
170. She's So Unusual - Cyndi Lauper
171. Pieces of You - Jewel
172. Funky Divas - En Vogue
173. Part Time Love - Ann Peebles
174. Illuminations - Buffy Saint-Marie
175. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Dusty Springfield
176. Not A Pretty Girl - Ani DiFranco
177. From The Choirgirl Hotel - Tori Amos
178. Naked To the World - Teena Marie
179. Lovers Rock - Sade
180. Never Enough - Melissa Etheridge
181. Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
182. Physical - Olivia Newton John
183. Tigerlily - Natalie Merchant
184. Tidal - Fiona Apple
185. Old Wives' Tale - Exene Cervenka
186. Let There Be Eve... Ruff Ryders First Lady - Eve
187. Whatever - Aimee Mann
188. Ready My Lips - Melba Moore
189. Longing in Thier Hearts - Bonnie Raitt
190. If This Is Heaven - Ann Peebles
191. The Right Stuff - Vanessa Williams
192. Call The Doctor - Sleater-Kinny
193. Songs In A Minor - Alicia Keys
194. Ray of Light - Madonna
195. Ingenue - k.d. lang
196. Mama's Gun - Erykah Badu
197. New Ways But Love Stays - The Supremes
198. Rock A Little - Stevie Nicks
199. Music - Carole King
200. Strange Angels - Laurie Anderson

Blue album cover



Lady Soul album cover



Pearl album cover



Tapestry album cover



Horses album cover



I Never Loved A Man the Way I Love You album cover



Court and Spark album cover



Dusty In Memphis album cover



Pretenders album cover



Rumours album cover


   10 Albums With Significant Female Input
Surrealistic Pillow - Jefferson Airplane (Grace Slick)
If You Can Believe Your Eyes & Ears - Mamas & Papas (Cass Elliott & Michelle Phillips)
The B-52s - The B-52s
Tusk - Fleetwood Mac (Stevie Nicks & Christine McVie)
Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac (Stevie Nicks & Christine McVie)
After Bathing at Baxters - Jefferson Airplane (Grace Slick)
Remain In Light - Talking Heads (Tina Weymouth)
Doolittle - The Pixes (Kim Deal)
Sister - Sonic Youth (Kim Gordon)
Daydream Nation - Sonic Youth (Kim Gordon)
Surrealistic Pillow album cover

Disclaimer: There is nothing 'Official' about these lists. They are compiled by the 'editor' using the
stated criteria, and revised considering the competent suggestions of visitors to this website only.

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