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Alternative style girls in the music industry

It’s been a while…

since I’ve posted about one of my favorite subjects. As an avid fan of the arts, especially photography, I’ve long had a fascination with alternative style. This is apparent in much of my work with alternative models. If you’re not familiar with it, there are a number of prior posts that deal with this subject matter.

Anyway, when I also stop to consider my interest in various genres of music, some of those musical styles go right along with the alternative cultures of body modification (like tattoos and piercings), Gothic looks, punk attitude and more.  That being the case, I decided to write this little post highlighting six of the hottest ladies in the music industry who fit the aforementioned mold if you will. Of course, there are many, many, more so feel free to offer your thoughts, suggestions or additions to this list.

Avril Lavigne

From the beginning of her career in the poppy punk rock scene, Avril has been a huge success. She’s got attitude, she’s got talent and she’s got a punk but marketable look. She’s also been featured in the Maxim Hot 100 several times as well.

sexy pic of Avril Lavigne

Hayley Williams

The first time I heard Hayley sing I was highly impressed with her vocal skills. Once I learned more about her band Paramore, I got hooked. She’s a stunning beauty and seems like loads of fun too.

very hot Haley Williams

Taylor Momsen

This child actress from films like How The Grinch Stole Christmas has done a complete 360 and now sports a sexy goth look. The music she makes with her band The Pretty Reckless is dark and edgy.

sexy goth Taylor Momsen

Megan McCauley

While Megan is a little lesser known, it’s surely has nothing to do with her skills as a musician or her very attractive punk-ish look. I suggest you check out her song Tap That for starters.

hot sexy Megan McCauley

Siobhan Magnus

Perhaps American Idol’s hottest and most authentic rock chick, Siobhan seems to be a fun and eclectic package. After she sang the Rolling Stones’ Paint It Black on AI, I darn near fell in love.

very sexy Siobhan Magnus

 Shirley Manson

While Shirley hasn’t been active in music in a while, this lead singer of the band Garbage was arguably the most notable Goth chick in music from the mid-90’s – early 2000’s. If you want to see for yourself, maybe you should check out the video for the song When I Grow Up.

goth girl Shirley Manson

Music review – Siobhan Magnus “Moonbaby”

I was a very big fan of Siobhan Magnus when the world was first introduced to her on American Idol. And I always figured it would be no surprise if she went on to do same amazing things in the music industry. With that being said, her debut album “Moonbaby” does provide some quality tracks but also some that lack and real luster.

Magnus’ sound on “Moonbaby” is quite eclectic and ranges from poppy to industrial and in a few cases even features a bit of a retro vibe. Based on our limited knowledge of her personality from the aforementioned American Idol, I would expect nothing less.

What are probably the strongest tracks on the album include the songs “Escape Goat” and “Big Collapse.” The first has the elements of a poppy ballad but with a tough rock edge while the second has features the perfect beat to draw in any eager listener. In addition to these two songs, the cover of Sinéad O’Connor’s epic “Nothing Compares 2 U” certainly does justice to the original.

The weaker tracks on the album include “Little Blue Pill” and “Always Thinking” which struggle with extremely odd visuals and an intense but very much overdone beat respectively.

For the most part, the remaining songs are pretty average overall.

All told, I would give “Moonbaby” a C+ and consider it a fairly good result as far as debut albums go.

 

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