#10: "Beth Ditto" EP by Beth Ditto
The bitch is cool. I don't even like rock music, but everything The Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto churns out is fucking fierce. She was THE reason I bought tickets to Lovebox this year and I literally couldn't wait to download her EP collaboration with Simian Mobile Disco. Beth Ditto is one of those artists that you love no matter what genre she sings. The fact that she went all electronic pop on us only propelled her to superstar status in my book. What do I love about her so much? She's fearless, she knows no boundaries and she lives her life without judgement and I truly admire her for that. When you release a music video that conjures up images of Madonna's "Justify My Love" combined with the dancefloor hit of the year in "I Wrote The Book" you have a winner. With other EP tracks like "Do You Need Someone" and "Open Heart Surgery" rounding out this killer collection of tracks, "EP" by Beth Ditto is a staple in any serious electronic pop enthusiast's collection.