hey kiddies you must not have ever been in the music scene. Female vocalists are rare and kinda deserve a tag. Plus my heart breaks for talented women. So pretend you don't like female singers but you're still seem queer.
Stihdjia, I agree that the difference exists. But why many people use this tag and very few use "male"? A white straight man keeps on being a portait of typical musician. Black vocalists are also different from white (besides such singers as Amy Winehouse or Janis Joplin). But the tag "black" would be considered as absolutely racist.
what is the downside of this tag? this should be an example for everyone. tags don't just have to be genres, be creative with them! it makes it a lot easier to listen to a station without all the songs sounding the same. Ami Os, if you think there isn't a substantial difference between female and male vocalists, you may wanna get your ears checked.
@brainhost: I disagree. Female vocals stand out in a lot of styles of music and are what make them unique. Its not like all female vocals are in pop music. Thats the only problem I have with this is that top artists are mostly pop. The better tags are the ones that are "female fronted ___". It does make a difference.
What a dumb tag... So should it be tagged that we have a male or electronic vocalist two? Style is defined by the genre and messages or visions behind the music (even if they're just "to entertain") and not by the gender of the vocalist. The sound of it's voice is important, but not necasserily determined by the gender of the vocalist (see Chiodus).