10 Best Contemporary Female Rockers

Current music seems to have found a trend in the contemporary era: female rockers. Whether they're singing or playing guitar, one thing is for sure: the ten best contemporary female rockers know how to give it their all.

  1. Emily Haines of Metric. Haines' high voice, backed by strong drums and bass lines, never falters. Metric's rock vibe would be nothing without Haines' voice and energy. Metric can even be found on the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World soundtrack; Envy Adams' singing voice is actually Haines'!
  2. Lacey Mosley of Flyleaf. Mosley doesn't just sing; she can yell and make it work. Mosley's music is just as hard-hitting as any man's in contemporary music.
  3. Haley Williams of Paramore. This redhead knows how to belt. Even if she's singing a sweet, happy song like "The Only Exception", she still seems to make it rock.
  4. Karin Dreijer Andersson of The Knife. Half of this Swedish electro duo, Andersson's vocals paired with the heavy techno beats prove that music doesn't have to have electric guitars to be rock anymore. 
  5. Amy Lee of Evanescence. Lee is known for her goth style and epic vocals. Her voice has always set Evanescence apart from anyone else in the rock industry.
  6. Brett Anderson of The Donnas. Anderson brings something to the rock scene that few others have in the contemporary era: a classic vibe. With vocals and guitar lines reminiscent of the 70's, Anderson is one of the most classic female rockers.
  7. Louise Post and Nina Gordon of Veruca Salt. Post and Gordon know what rock is really about: sounding angry in basically every song they do. Heralding in the female rock movement of the contemporary era, the others in this list have Post and Gordon to thank.
  8. Monique Powell of Save Ferris. This ska-punk dynamo can beat out the rest of the band's trumpets, guitars, bass, and drums just with her voice. While Save Ferris might be ska-punk, Powell definitely knows how to rock.
  9. Peaches. A solo artist, Peaches brings crazy lyrics, beats, and costumes to her shows. Peaches could be almost seen as Lady Gaga's less-known and harder-hitting cousin.
  10. D'Arcy Wretzky of The Smashing Pumpkins. Probably one of the most underrated female rockers of the contemporary era, Wretzky played bass for The Smashing Pumpkins until their end. Proving that you don't need to sing or even be the lead of the band, Wretzky is definitely one of the best contemporary female rockers.
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