The Best Female Led Tracks of 2016

The Future Is Female And The Music Rocks

Our Best of 2016 playlist is here! Full of the best female led music that has been rocking our speakers. Including Pj Harvey, Mitzki, & The Julie Ruin , Warpaint

This is by far one of my favorite Punky Moms mixtapes. Not only do I get to collaborate with my Sister Out Law Hannah again but we also get to talk about all the great female musicians that have put out music in 2016. Yes, our playlist doesn’t have to include just females, but we love having our female led tracklist set us apart. We always seem to have repeat players. Angel Olsen, Weyes Blood and The Coathangers were all on our 2014 list as well as Chelsea Wolfe who was on our 2015 mixtape. How could we not include them again? They keep consistently putting out good music and deserve to be recognized. 

We wrote about Savages in the beginning of the year, Mitzi’s Best American Girl played on repeat for me after hearing about her from George’s New Music Recommendations article in May. I saw her perform this year as well as PJ Harvey and Angel Olsen. All of them blew me away. I missed Julie Ruin but saw so many of our Punky Moms posting about gaining some hardcore grrrl power from their shows.  

The Future is Female. Our Best of 2016 playlist is here! Stream free on our Spotify. Full of the best female led music that has been rocking our speakers this year. Including Pj Harvey, Mitzki, & The Julie Ruin

We even got some suggestions this year from our Facebook parenting group The Family. I love hearing about new music from our members and am even going to implement a weekly new music thread to the groups so I can keep with my new year’s resolution of seeking out more current music.

Female Led Tracks of 2016

  • Angel Olsen – Shut Up Kiss Me
  • Mitski – Your Best American Girl
  • Frankie Cosmos – Fool
  • Eskimeaux – Year of the Rabbit
  • Lucy Dacus – I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore
  • Florist – Dark Light
  • ANOHNI – I Don’t Love You Anymore
  • Darkher – Spirit Waker
  • PJ Harvey – The Community Of Hope
  • Marissa Nadler – Give Me Your Gun
  • Mothers – Blood-letting
  • Chelsea Wolfe – Carrion Flowers
  • Savages – Adore
  • Warpaint – Whiteout
  • Kristin Kontrol – X-Communicate
  • Nice As Fuck – Door
  • Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – Nobody Dies
  • Jenny Hval – Conceptual Romance
  • The Coathangers – Make It Right
  • Daughter – Mothers
  • Rosie Lowe – Woman
  • Ladyhawke – A Love Song
  • The Kills – Doing It To Death
  • Adult Mom – Ode to One Night Stands 
  • Neko Case, k.d. lang, Laura Veirs – Song for Judee
  • The Julie Ruin – I Decide
  • Weyes Blood – Seven Words
  • Emma Ruth Rundle – So, Come

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Have we missed anything? What would you have added to our Best Of 2016 Music Playlist?  

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Paula is an old school goth with a riot grrrl heart. Self-proclaimed #mamaboss at Punky Moms. Born in Miami Beach with a background in music business, she followed love and moved to the UK in 2012. She has one little boy named Oscar, a dashing English husband, and a furball terrier at home. She is trying desperately not to miss the Florida sun. You can follow her on IG @riotmthrrr

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