NPR Readers Select the 150 Best Albums by Women

A list that’s just as fun as it is purposeful: NPR readers have selected the 150 best albums made by women. Roughly 4,500 people participated and ultimately 8,000 received a vote. The poll was done as a counter to NPR’s self-assembled list, voted on by 50 NPR-affiliated women. Many of the top 10 don’t surprise: iconic works by Lauryn Hill, Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush and Beyoncé. Others just might, from Taylor Swift’s placement to which Fiona Apple album ranks highest, and where Madonna happens to crop up. Time certainly plays a role but check out the whole list at NPR to establish your own opinions.