I think it was Yglesias, a while back, who said he had a thing for women's voice when it came to indie rock. I'm the same way. No idea why. It's not like I don't love Jerry Butler, Otis Redding, Luther Vandross, or Al Green. But my indie rock tastes definitely lean toward the feminine. I almost like Radiohead in spite of Thom Yorke's voice. Same with the Flaming Lips stuff I like. like both singers from TVOTR, and there's a dude who sometimes sings with Okkerville River who has a truly beautiful baritone.
"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it. They are repulsed by it."