It would be impossible to me to rank all the songs I sent by order of preference, unless in a very rough way. Each time I was asked the question (it happened at least twice in the interview since the start of the game), my answers were different. Depends on my mood. For Jenifer Jackson, I can fairly say her Birds
album is one of my very top favorites of the new century thus far. It's delightfully subtle and delicate, melodically and sonically. I know people who don't like it cause they don't like soft vocals. Her vocals are decidedly smooth, but endlessly refined and filled with feelings, pastoral and aerial, like a impressionist painting.
Simply put, I have no idea what is my favorite music as long as I haven't heard it. I don't know what I look for: it's the music that finds me. I'm just being receptive, as a listener, in an open way, and happen to like very different musics from many fields, without principle or prejudice from the start.
I can stand soft vocals, that's for sure, that is part of my sensibility or taste. Female vocals get (to) me easily. I can swim in a female voice, it's like an emotional and sensual trip or something. These female voices can be very different, high or low, sweet or rough. Male vocals can also do the same to me, though not as much.
I like Paula Frazer, her music but not her voice as much. She just doesn't have that thing I can swim into. She doesn't move me. I find her work lovely, but as much decorative as haunting, and a bit too formulaic, or cerebral aesthetically. Still, she has a style. She shares some similarities with Neko Case for her taste for gothic and haunting country, but for instance Neko Case moves me more for the quality of her vocals, which alternates punch from the breast and bewitching wailing. But that's just me. I know people who prefer Paula Frazer to Neko Case, cause they find Neko's voice too loud, so it's a matter of taste here. I feel like Frazer's work lacks intuition and is too clean, but shares an interesting vision. It's definitely nice music, but the kind of music that doesn't move me or rock me enough in the end. There's a lack of passion also in her work I'd say, she's really industrious in an almost cold way. She approaches music like embroidery. That's not necessarily a negative thing to me, though, since there are "embroiderers" I especially like in music (Rose Melberg being one, a bit like I would approach a naive painting for this one).
Sorry for the rant.