Everyone bitching about this tag is fucking stupid, it's a useful tag to find bands/musicians with female vocals which like it or not are rarer than male vocals especially in the commonly accepted critical pantheon which skews heavily towards male artists.
We need "Female vocalists" category if we need to find songs and artists with female voice. For example I like beautiful female voice and often search such songs in different languages. It's convinious to separate them. It's not a sexism, just sorting :-)
Why can't a "female vocalist" be called a "vocalist"? Why can't a band with all female members be called a "band" and not a "girl-group"? Fuck qualifiers. I'm tired of men possessing the "default" status of personhood while women are simply reduced to their femaleness. The less-utilized "male vocalists" tag is a testament to this.
right there in the description "This tag is not limited to any one musical genre or era." same with how singer-songwriter can range from pretty much anything, you guys shouldn't take this so seriously. just an easy way for people to find lots of female singers.
i think most of the people here are mad about the tag 'female vocalists' as a secondary tag to all vocalists, if you go to the 'male vocalists' tag section, you will see that is used less, therefore specifying and grouping all females into a 'female vocalists' tag group seems a bit unfair and ostracizing. if you go to the 'singer-songwriter' tag, you will see both genders for the artists there, but if you truly have a taste preference for just female vocals, then i can see how this tag could be useful. so this tag is a bit of a double-edged sword.
Even among female vocalists, there are so many different vocal styles that they still can't really be compared. And that's just vocal styles, not even taking the myriad of musical styles into consideration. I still think this is a pointless tag because it's too broad. You could get anyone from [artist]Taylor Swift[/artist] to [artist]White Empress[/artist] to [artist]PJ Harvey[/artist] to [artist]Android Lust[/artist] if you listen to the tag radio.
Stupid comparison. Christian tag is about christian music, has a standard, can you see?. Female vocalists tag for other hand is just a bunch of women of the musical scene, musically speaking, there's nothing similar between them, the only thing that puts them together is the fact that they are women.
This tag is bad as "male vocalists", both stupid and unnecessary, any female singer can be tagged as female vocalist, so what's the point in tagging every woman on the musical scene with this? do you guys need a tag to realize what is a woman or a man? because that's the only explanation I can find, the top 8 artists here, for an example, couldn't be more different, their only similarity is the sexual gender. WOW really such a relevant tag.. but lastfm is full of stupid tags anyway, whatever...
I don't think it is sexist to say that having a female vocalist does in fact change the sound. I personally could not care less whether it is male or female but some people might! If someone likes the sound of a female vocalist should I be mad because they are sexist against males? No!
Definitely not seeing the problem here, I do tend to listen to a lot of music (spanning a lot of genres) that happen to feature female singers. This tag is definitely indicative of my taste. But go right ahead, rather than identifying it as a sexist or ridiculous tag, why not offer a comment of substance explaining why this tag is bad?