Your Weekly Women to Listen To: Sharon Van Etten, Katy B, Afrobeta and more

Happy hump day everyone! It really is a great Wednesday because I have 10 more amazing women for you to fill your ears with, some of whom I just got into recently and some who have narrated specific years of my life with such specificity that I wonder if they’ve read my diaries.

Sharon Van Etten

File Under: Gorgeous love songs swimming in a sea of delicate harmonies that hit you right where it counts.
From: Brooklyn
For fans of: Your heartstrings being pulled, Alison Krause, Rachael Yamagata’s older work, Heather Nova, M. Ward, Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s “Master and Everyone”
Bonus: Our very own Trish Bendix got to interview Van Etten at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival and she is apparently very sweet in person — that’s always a bonus.

BoA

File Under: Hip-hop poptastic extravaganza
From: Korea
For fans of: Lindsay Lohan (I know I’m asking a lot of you right now to think of her simply as a musician and not a bisexual, troubled star who has been in and out of rehab more times than I’ve been in and out of a Subway sandwich shop), production by Timbaland, Britney Spears
Bonus: She is huge in Korea and Japan. I, on the other hand, am huge in nursing homes.

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