150 More Great Albums Made By Women

NPR started the list. Let’s keep it going.

Illustration Sharon Gong

We love the list NPR published today, "The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women.” It’s comprehensive and genre-spanning, and the idea of rewriting the historical music canon is one we’re very here for. But then we realized Rihanna wasn’t on there. And neither was Nicki Minaj. Or Michelle Branch, or Carly Rae Jepsen, or Lady Gaga. The greatness obviously doesn't stop at 150 — and so in the same spirit of inclusion and rediscovery, we decided to continue NPR’s list. Here are 150 more crucial albums made by women — in alphabetical order — according to us.

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1. 702 - Star
2. Alizée - Gourmandises
3. Amel Larrieux - Morning
4. Amerie - All I Have
5. Angie Stone - Mahogany
6. Annie - Anniemal
7. Anohni - Hopelessness
8. Ashanti - Ashanti
9. Au Pairs - Sense And Sensuality
10. Au Revoir Simone - Still Night, Still Light
11. Avril Lavigne - Let Go
12. Azealia Banks - Broke With Expensive Taste
13. Beach House - Teen Dream
14. Blair - Die Young
15. Blaque - Blaque
16. Brandy - Afrodisiac
17. Broadcast - Haha Sound
18. Bully - Feels Like
19. Carly Rae Jepsen - E•MO•TION
20. Cassie - Cassie
21. Cat Power - What Would The Community Think
22. Charli XCX - True Romance
23. Christina Aguilera - Stripped
24. Ciara - Ciara
25. Cooly G - Playin' Me
26. Corinne Bailey Rae - Corinne Bailey Rae
27. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit
28. Dear Nora - We'll Have A Time
29. Deniece Williams - This Is Niecy
30. Dyke Drama - Up Against The Bricks
31. Elysia Crampton - The Light That You Gave Me to See You
32. En Vogue - Funky Divas
33. Evanescence - Fallen
34. Eve - Let There Be Eve
35. Faith Evans - Faith
36. Fantasia - Side Effects Of You
37. Fatima Al Qadiri - Asiatisch
38. Fever Ray - Fever Ray
39. FKA twigs - LP1
40. Floetry - Floetic
41. Foxy Brown - Broken Silence
42. Frankie Cosmos - im sorry im hi lets go
43. Gangsta Boo - Enquiring Minds
44. Garbage - Garbage
45. Girlpool - Before The World Was Big
46. Girls Aloud - Tangled Up
47. Grimes - Art Angels
48. Grouper - Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill
49. Gustav - Rettet Die Wale
50. Gwen Stefani - Love Angel Music Baby
51. Holly Herndon - Platform
52. Hype Williams - Find Out What Happens When People Stop Being Polite, and Start Gettin' Reel
53. India Arie - Acoustic Soul
54. Ivy Queen - DIVA
55. Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid
56. Janis Ian - Between The Lines
57. Jazmine Sullivan - Reality Show
58. Jenny Hval - Apocalypse - Girl
59. Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue
60. Jill Scott - Who is Jill Scott?
61. Jlin - Black Origami
62. Joan Armatrading - The Key
63. Joanna Brouk - Sounds of the Sea
64. Kacey Musgraves - Pageant Material
65. Kamaiyah - A Good Night In The Ghetto
66. Karen Dalton - In My Own Time
67. Kari Faux - Lost In Los Angeles
68. Kath Bloom and Loren Connors - Restless Faithful Desperate
69. Kathleen Edwards - Failer
70. Katie Got Bandz - Bandz & Hittaz
71. Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
72. Kelela - Cut 4 Me
73. Kelis - Fleshtone
74. Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway
75. Kelly Price - Soul Of A Woman
76. Kelly Rowland - Here I Am
77. Keri Hilson - In A Perfect World
78. Kesha - Warrior
79. Keyshia Cole - The Way It Is
80. Kimya Dawson - My Cute Fiend Sweet Princess
81. Kylie Minogue - Fever
82. La India - Dicen Que Soy
83. La Lupe - That Genius Called The Queen
84. Lady Gaga - The Fame
85. Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
86. Laurel Halo - Dust
87. Light Asylum - Light Asylum
88. Linda Perhacs - Parallelograms
89. Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Press Colour
90. Lydia Loveless - Real
91. Lydia Lunch - Queen Of Siam
92. Macintosh Plus - Floral Shoppe
93. Mal Devisa - Kiid
94. Matana Roberts - COIN COIN Chapter One: Gens De Couleur Libres
95. Mazzy Star - So Tonight That I Might See
96. Meg Baird - Dear Companion
97. Meshell Ndegeocello - Bitter
98. Mica Levi - Under The Skin
99. Michelle Branch - The Spirit Room
100. Midori Takada - Through The Looking Glass
101. Miley Cyrus - Bangerz
102. Minnie Riperton - Adventures In Paradise
103. Mitski - Bury Me At Makeout Creek
104. Molly Nilsson - History
105. Moor Mother - The Motionless Present
106. Nicki Minaj - The Pinkprint
107. Nina Nastasia - Dogs
108. Nivea - Nivea
109. Now, Now - Threads
110. P!nk - Missundaztood
111. Paramore - Riot!
112. Patrice Rushen - Pizzazz
113. Pharmakon - Bestial Burden
114. Phoebe Snow - Phoebe Snow
115. Princess Nokia - 1992
116. Queen Latifah - Black Reign
117. Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust
118. Rihanna - ANTI
119. Rilo Kiley - The Execution of All Things
120. Saint Etienne - So Tough
121. Shonen Knife a.k.a. Osaka Ramones - Tribute To The Ramones
122. Sibylle Baier - Colour Green
123. Sister Nancy - One, Two
124. Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time
125. Spice - So Mi Like It
126. St. Vincent - Actor
127. Stereolab - Dots & Loops
128. Swearin' - Swearin'
129. Sweet Emma Barrett - The Bell Gal and Her Dixieland Boys
130. SWV - It's About Time
131. Syd - Fin
132. Syreeta - Syreeta
133. SZA - Ctrl
134. Talulah Gosh - Backwash
135. Tamia - More
136. Tanya Stephens - Gangsta Blues
137. Team Dresch - Personal Best
138. Tegan and Sara - The Con
139. The Cardigans - Gran Turismo
140. The Kills - Keep On Your Mean Side
141. The Sundays - Reading Writing and Arithmetic
142. Toni Braxton - Secrets
143. Tweet - Southern Hummingbird
144. Vanessa Carlton - Harmonium
145. Vashti Bunyan - Just Another Diamond Day
146. Waxahatchee - American Weekend
147. Xscape - Traces of My Lipstick
148. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell
149. Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth
150. Zola Jesus - Stridulum II

150 More Great Albums Made By Women