The 7 Ladies Who Will Be Stars Of Summer '14

While Ariana and Iggy’s peppy “Problem” seems to be the early front-runner for 2014’s song of the summer, Miss Sugar and Miss Spice are not the be-all or end-all of the season's musical offerings. As we are at the beginning of June, consider what we have to look forward to: releases from seven women, among them rock and indie vets, electropop essentials, and one singer who has only gotten stronger, despite backlash from plenty of critics. Trust the musical gods, by the time Labor Day rolls around, you will be thanking these seven for making the summer sound a whole lot better.
In chronological order, by release date, voilà.

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