Episode 68: The Feminine Is Radical in Pop Music

What is “girly music”? Pop artists like Tegan and Sara, Robyn, and Jenny Lewis create songs that may, by some, and probably by us, be called “girly.” They’re songs about feeling all the feelings, and the bravery of that when it’s not always “cool.” Celebrating the anniversary of an album that embraced its femininity and earnestness wholeheartedly—Tegan and Sara’s The Con—we delve into the radical femininity of girl pop.

On this week’s episode, we dive into music that may be sugary in sound but heavy on the emotion. The episode features tracks from Tegan and Sara, Robyn, Japanese Breakfast, Shura, Bat for Lashes, and more.

Read more about femchord host Kate Ida’s love for girl pop.


Tegan and Sara – Nineteen – The Con

Robyn – Dancing on My Own – Body Talk

MUNA – If U Love Me Now – About U

Shura – Touch – Nothing’s Real

Bat for Lashes – Honeymooning Alone – The Bride

Nice as Fuck – Door – Nice as Fuck

Lana Del Rey – In My Feelings – Lust for Life

Japanese Breakfast – Road Head – Soft Sounds from Another Planet

HAIM – Kept Me Crying – Something to Tell You

MUNA – I Know a Place – About U

Tennis – Ladies Don’t Play Guitar – Yours Conditionally

Alvvays – Dreams Tonite – In Undertow

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