Songza

Songza's playlists are made by an expert team of music critics, DJs, musicians, and musicologists.

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    Stay awake with the light bass lines, melodic female vocals, and flowing soundscapes of these energetic yet subdued electronic tracks.
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    Really nasty rap (or R&B) songs. They just needed to be in one place.
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    The hottest, most explicit, and downright nastiest R&B songs from the '90s till today. If you're horny, let's do it; ride it, my pony.
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    Explore the laid-back, late-night side of Philadelphia's sophisticated soul sounds from the '60s and '70s, when the style's bigger-than-life hooks were set to a lush but low-key vibe.
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    Sophisticated yet seductive, this where the finest jazz artists of the '50s and '60s offer up their interpretations of the blues. Use this to set a mood of laid-back cool.
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    Cuddle up with your boo to the sounds of these hip-hop-meets-R&B love jams.
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    Get hype to this collection of raunchy booty-shaking anthems. Go shawty, it's your birthday! NSFW.
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    The-Dream has written and produced many of the biggest hits of the last decade, saving the best tracks for his own albums. With songs drenched in Prince-inspired sexuality and all the melodrama of an R. Kelly song, let The-Dream show you how to slow it down.
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    A compilation of contemporary female artists who refuse to mold to society's ideal. These ladies are not for the faint of heart and that's exactly why we love them. This playlist includes upbeat electro, rap, soul. NSFW.
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    Building upon the wealth of '90s R&B artists who perfected the modern slow jam, R&B artists in the '00s added their own synthetic flourishes to rhythms that bluntly force you to get down.
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    This playlist was made for a thoroughly, exceedingly, genuinely, unequivocally, eminently, prodigiously, and unfathomably funky dance party. Put on your boogie shoes and don't stop 'till you get enough.
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    The best in romantic soul and R&B, from the Motown era through the quiet storm years to today's neo-soul superstars. Turn out the lights... or don't.
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    Coined by DJs Dirty South Joe and Flufftronix, luvstep is a journey into the sexier side of modern bass music that's smoothly visceral and uniquely melodic. Dim the lights and turn up the stereo; you can apologize to the neighbors tomorrow.
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    Stuck in a rut? Sick of your same old daily routine? Wake up your imagination with this mix of creative pop, rock, and indie music handpicked by indie pop/rock trio, The Ceremonies. TheCeremonies.com
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    String the Christmas lights, fill the cooler, and watch the sunset behind the city while drinking with your friends on a rooftop as these new and timeless pop-rock songs fill the air.
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    Enjoy a momentary escape from responsibility with this playlist of nostalgic folk-rock and alternative tunes. Pair with good food, close friends, and Okanagan Spring beer. http://www.okspring.com
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    Formed by Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons, Communion Records has played a leading role in defining the rootsy and melancholy sound of today's British folk music scene. Listen to the best tracks from artists signed to the label.
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    Perhaps it's the vast countryside, the towering mountains, or the epic prairies, but Canada has long inspired singer-songwriters to weave gorgeous music with beautiful verse. Enjoy some of our legendary troubadours as well as the new generation who are carrying on the tradition.
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    Bass wobbling, booty wobbling, bed wobbling. Grind to this heavy and sexy dubstep all night long.
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    Montreal has inspired generations of musicians with its artistic, multicultural character. Today the city's musicians blend indie, alt-folk, electronic, and post-rock influences to create Canada's most intriguing music scene.

Created

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    Even the hardest rappers can't escape Cupid's arrow. Mixing rap lyrics with R&B hooks, these hip hop artists show us their softer side while proving that even gangstas are suckers for love.
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    Rejoicing about finally reaching the weekend? Trying to stay upbeat through another Monday? No matter the situation, you could always use some uplifting R&B classics to put a smile on your face and some bounce in your step.
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    Your one-stop shop for the best backing choirs and epic crescendos that today's pop music has to offer.
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    Relaxing by the lake? Kicking back at a barbecue? These good-time modern country tunes are just what you need to start feelin' fine.
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    Here's a whole heap of upbeat country tunes from the '90s through today, guaranteed to get your blood pumping and give you the inspiration you need to go the extra mile.
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    Luxe beats perfect for lounging around in sunglasses. Feel like you're laying out by your own rooftop infinity pool with this soulful and unexpected mix of R&B, pop, and dance tracks.
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    Relive your best memories of summers in the '00s, the decade when pop, hip hop, R&B and indie could be heard together, blasting through the speakers at every backyard BBQ and poolside bash.
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    Relive the summers of the '90s with the hits that had you dancing through the decade, still perfect for any summertime dance party.
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    We blasted these songs out of car windows and at every house party, and we danced when they hit the speakers. Relive summers past with this unofficial -- but totally awesome -- list of pop songs that soundtracked the summer.
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    There's no better time for a leisurely bike ride than the summer. Whether you're rolling lakeside or cruising the boardwalk, these summery indie tunes set the perfect tone.
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    These experimental rappers, both old and new, are perfect for any half-pipe pool party or graffiti mission. Get ready for a night of gnarly tricks and misadventures.
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    Celebrate cottage season with this patriotic mix of pop anthems from some of Canada's most popular exports.
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    Let the greatest female R&B icons of the last 20 plus years take you on a sensual journey of passion and heartbreak. When it comes to slow jams, ladies just do it better.
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    Montreal, Quebec may strike you as an odd location for a techno capital of the world, but it's precisely the home of Turbo Recordings and bossman Tiga's merry band of electronic tastemakers that have shaped the sound of dance music for more than a decade.
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    WIth an endless supply of surf and heat, it's no surprise that Australia has been such a fertile source of sun-drenched indie and electro pop with an irresistibly Aussie danceability.
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    Stay up-to-date on the latest trending tracks in the music blogosphere with this mix of internet-famous indie, electronic, and hip hop.
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    After the Sandbox, it’s time for After Hours. And after After Hours? Start your own late night after party with this cool and nocturnal mix of hip hop, R&B and downtempo.
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    When the wine, the conversation, and the music is this good, who wants the dinner party to end with the meal? Open another bottle of red and keep the conversation flowing with this playlist that's both comfortable to talk over and enticing to listen to.
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    As the sun rises over the Balearic sea, move the dance party from the club to the beach with this blissed-out mix of deep house and tech house grooves.
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    From the ‘30s through the ‘60s, the legendary songwriting teams at Walt Disney Studios penned some of the most timeless tunes of all time. Whistle while you work with these classic songs that continue to be passed down from one generation to the next.

Favorites

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    As invigorating as carving a mountain with the sun on your face and virgin powder under your board, these warm pop melodies and chilly electronic rhythms are perfect for hitting the slopes.
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    Turn any old room into a trendy cocktail lounge with this jet-setting collection of swank, laid-back grooves.
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    Settle into the hip, cool lounge of a trendy European hotel with these stylish tunes. Order a cocktail and let the evening take you away.
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    Showcasing today's lighter side of classic UK jungle music, these instrumental cuts blend elements of soca, jazz, disco, and trance into the perfect ambient energizer for a hazy afternoon or late night cram session.

Notable Guest DJs

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    A cover can be seen as the ultimate tribute and Johnny Cash's songs have been covered more than most. Listen to the best covers of songs by The Man In Black.
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    These songs get us hyped before shows, they soothe tensions on a bus full of grown men, they take us back in time, and most importantly remind us of why we love music!
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    Listen to songs from Lifetime's hit show, 'Drop Dead Diva.'
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    The Mashable Staff has chosen their poison: love songs.
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    The Parlotones favorite jams of the year! All the songs may not have been released this year, but they do make up our 2010 soundtrack.
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    This is a combination of all The Vaccines' Songza playlists from "Guilty Pleasures" to our "Beach" and "Road Trip" playlists & more.
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    Billy Joel is one of the most popular singer-songwriters to emerge in the 1970s. Listen to essential songs by the Piano Man himself as well as his greatest influences and contemporaries. http://www.billyjoel.com
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    Listen to essential songs by Iggy & The Stooges as well as their greatest influences, contemporaries, and followers.
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    Celebrate the all-too-short life and long-lasting legacy of Janis Joplin, one of rock's most soulful singers with essential songs from her own catalog, as well as from her greatest influences, closest contemporaries, and indebted followers.
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    All country music orbits Johnny Cash. This playlist includes songs by his greatest influences, his closest contemporaries, his indebted followers, and The Man In Black himself. http://johnnycash.com/
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    Luther Vandross was undeniably one of the most significant vocalists of our time. Listen to the songs of Luther Vandross, his contemporaries, and other artists he influenced. http://luthervandross.com
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    Lynyrd Skynyrd is the definitive American Southern Rock band. Listen to essential songs by Lynyrd Skynyrd as well as their greatest influences and contemporaries.
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    Listen to essential songs by Peter Tosh as well as his greatest influences, contemporaries, and followers.
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    Listen to essential songs recorded by and featuring Rick James as well as his greatest influences, contemporaries, and followers.
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    Annie Clark's favorite songs ranging from death metal to dance pop to art-pop and beyond.
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    Stevie Ray Vaughan was one of the most talented and influential blues guitar players of all time. This playlist features songs by his greatest influences, his closest contemporaries, his indebted followers, and Stevie Ray himself. http://srvofficial.com
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    Listen to essential songs by The Only Band That Matters (and its members' side projects) as well as their greatest influences, contemporaries, and followers.
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    The Doors were one of the most influential rock bands of all time. Listen to essential songs by The Doors (and their members' side projects), their greatest influences, closest contemporaries, and indebted followers.
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    Our favorite songs of 2010 including Gorillaz, Kanye West, Vampire Weekend, Katy Perry & more! Check out more of our favorite music and food at http://theyoungandhungry.com
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    Suggest a song I should add to this station in the comments below; the fans with the best picks will get a video shout-out on my Facebook page or a signed copy of my new album!
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    it is noon and i can't wake up even after 10 hours of sleep. the only way for me to leave my cozy brooklyn cave (bed) is to blast these amazing songs on my speakers.

Office Crowd Pleasers

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    All your favorite one-hit wonders from the '90s.
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    Can't get enough country music? Listen to this regularly updated playlist of songs that have hit #1 on the Billboard Country Charts since the year 2000.
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    Originating in the 1950s, bossa nova (Portugese for "new trend") combined harmonies and rhythms from American jazz with Brazilian samba. Now these songs have become standard jazz repertoire.
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    A rock-infused descendant of calypso music, soca will set the right mood at your next party. Here's a collection of songs by influential soca artists that will soak your summer in tropical vibes.
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    Work your magic while listening to these motivational electro-bangers -- and stop slacking off!
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    Listen to the catchiest, most hook-laden dance songs from the past decade.
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    Known for its distinctive vintage sound and house band, Daptone Records has become one of the world's premier independent record labels. Listen to highlights of the best soul, funk, gospel and afrobeat released by this Brooklyn-based label.
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    Here are the most epic scores in modern cinema. Filled with sweeping string sections and thunderous percussion, this is the perfect playlist for saving the world, preparing for battle, or staring up in awe at something miraculous.
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    Smooth, soulful, sassy and sexy, R&B music in the 2000s stayed true to the genre's core values, while introducing new beats, styles and vocalists. This station has all the hits from an unforgettable decade.
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    '80s movies had the best music. If you need songs for a motivational montage, a wild party, or romantic kiss, these songs provide the perfect soundtrack for an '80s nostalgia trip.
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    On August 1, 1981, MTV ushered in the sounds and looks that defined the '80s. Listen to the songs -- and remember the videos -- from MTV's first golden age, 1981-1990.
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    Following in the steps of George Jones and Merle Haggard, neotraditional (and "new traditional") country artists of the '80s and '90s tried to take the genre back to its roots -- and get plenty of radio play while they were at it.
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    Explore new and historic divas and divos, singing the legendary arias from all the most famous operas of the last 300 years.
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    There's nothing more romantic than two voices singing in harmony. These pop duets are as enjoyable on date night as they are on karaoke night.
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    The best songs featured in animated movies, from Rio to Aladdin to the Little Mermaid and more.
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    Having too good of a day? House party too crowded? Throw on this playlist of the worst songs of all time: one-hit wonders, novelty tracks, and cassingles we hid in the attic. We're ashamed to say we still like some of these.
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    Got yourself a '69 Pontiac Trans Am with a 350 H.O. under the hood, a two-tone custom spray job, and racing slicks out back? Blast these scuzzy, '70s-leaning rock anthems from your radio and taste the envy in the parking lot air.
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    These songs were made famous by other artists, but the original recordings were pretty darn good.
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    Some songs just have a certain je ne sais quoi; when you hear them you start skipping down a crowded public street. Embarrassing? Absolutely. Will you care? Not likely.

We Are Music Nerds

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    Say bonjour to French pop from the '60s, also known as "ye-ye." This sexy, cosmopolitan sound rose to popularity with the mod movement that swept Europe and landed on American shores.
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    All of the DJ-friendly releases from DFA Records, the NYC-based record label most responsible for reminding all the indie "rock kids" that dancing can be, you know, pretty fun.
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    What if you could listen to Bob Dylan's record collection? This collection of songs -- taken from his radio show (Theme Time Radio Hour), autobiography (Chronicles: Volume One), and a variety of interviews -- is probably the closest you'll ever get.
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    Some call it chillwave, others call it glo-fi. Whatever the name, this laid-back blend of modern lo-fi recording techniques and vintage synth noises is one of today's most addictive sounds.
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    Bhangra is a lively, percussive form of folk music and harvest dance from the Indian state of Punjab. Bhangra has enjoyed a surge in popularity worldwide, both in traditional form and as a fusion with genres such as hip-hop and reggae.
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    In the '50s and '60s, NYC's Greenwich Village was home to America's folk music revival. With Odetta and Pete Seeger guiding newcomers like Bob Dylan and Joan Baez, the Village proved fertile ground (once again) for seminal bohemian developments.
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    Indie R&B -- or PBR&B to the glib -- combines dreamy, synth-based indie music with contemporary R&B beats. This lush new sound has been influencing underground and mainstream artists alike.
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    A selection of jazz tunes by bandleader/bassist/composer Charles Mingus and the many accomplished musicians that performed with him.
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    The films of Jim Jarmusch epitomize cool. This playlist features the old treasures and commissioned scores that have soundtracked Jarmusch's distinctive work.
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    The soundtrack to a Wes Anderson film is always as memorable as the director's instantly recognizable visual style. Listen to every song featured in all of his films.
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    The period when disco begat house music remains a deep well of inspiration for DJs and producers of dance music. Boogie to the best hip-shakers from new artists who draw from the sounds of New York and Chicago nightlife in the early-'80s.
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    Idyllic electronic sounds that evoke expansive rural vistas, from expressive Teutonic rock (Neu!, Cluster, Brian Eno) to deep-listening drone (Fennesz, Oneohtrix Point Never, Emeralds).
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    Turn the bass way up for this collection of funky tracks by legendary hip-hop producer J Dilla.
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    Every great song that's been featured in Apple's TV spots and keynote addresses.
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    Known as the "Motown of Jamaica," Downtown Kingston's Studio One was the vision of producer Clement "Coxsone" Dodd and the original home to a staggering array of artists like Bob Marley, The Skatalites, Toots & Maytals, Alton Ellis, The Heptones, Ken Boothe, Bob Andy, Jackie Mittoo and more.
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    Johnny Cash called the Bristol sessions of 1927 "the most important event in the history of country music." This open-mike recording session for Appalachia's "hillbilly" musicians was the commercial debut of Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family.
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    Modern female songwriters inspired by the off-kilter vocal and sonic sensibilities of music maverick Kate Bush.