These ladies aren't just easy on the eyes -- they're easy on the ears, too. They may not have much in common with each other, but what they do have in common is beauty, brains, talent and a new record in 2011. This year was a big one for women in rock and each one of these dames, at some point over the past 12 months, has made me curse my desk job, wishing just a little bit that I made a living rocking people's asses. They made me dance in my adjustable swivel chair, long for porcelain skin, a Swedish accent and messy tresses down to my waist. These are my top five girl crushes of 2011.
#5. Annie Clark, St. Vincent (Strange Mercy)
#4. Lykke Li (Wounded Rhymes)
#3. Madeline Follin, Cults (Cults)
#2. Alexis Krauss, Sleigh Bells (Reign of Terror, forthcoming)
#1. Dum Dum Girls (Only in Dreams)
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Another gorgeous gal caught your eye and rocked your world this year? Let me know who else should be on this list in comments section!