Its a curious thing. There are plenty of female vocalists I've enjoyed over the years. From early Motown to current, but I have owned very few albums/CDs from female artists. The record I played, wore out, replaced and wore out again was Rickie Lee Jones' debut album. Simply brilliant. Added to the list of owned recordings I've owned is Linda Ronstadt, Kate Bush and perhaps my favorite singer, Eva Cassidy. In recent years I've grown really weary of female vocalists with that stylized articulation, you know, the cookie cutter Grey's Anatomy soundtrack approach. It makes it hard to revisit some of the singer's who I've enjoyed, including Rickie Lee Jones. I much prefer a female vocalist (or any vocalist for that matter) that doesn't goo up their performance with schtick. Eva Cassidy had a pure sincere voice. So did/does Bonnie Raitt. Those are the kinds of performances that I enjoy the most.
I have owned very few albums/CDs from female artists
Ditto! For whatever reason, I seem to get ear fatigue quicker from female singers, especially with thicker vibratos like Ann Wilson and Linda Linda Ronstadt. I love their songs individually but can't listen to many successively.