The fifteen best female-fronted fuzz-guitar acts

In the past few years, fuzz guitars have come conspicuously back to the forefront, and they're being played by some female-led outfits that sound like they came straight out of the mid-'90s, when Juliana Hatfield, Liz Phair and Courtney Love were queens of the Sam Goody racks. Mixing jangly and distorted guitars, snarky, intelligent lyrics, and screaming banshee or choir-angel vocals together, these brash, loud female-fronted acts are making music that could fit right in with the classic grunge and DIY groups from that era while still sounding fresh and modern. Here are the fifteen best female-fronted fuzz-guitar bands:

See also: The ten most ferocious female pioneers in metal

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