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11. Zola Jesus - "Lick the Palm of the Burning Handshake" (2011)
The reigning diva of a style's 00s resurgence, the biggest star on Sacred Bones, with maybe the most forcefully mournful voice around, Zola Jesus has recast goth's deep black in bright, shining white. There's a sense that Zola may not have recorded a song that quite matches her power as a live performer, but this one, defiant over a limping, echoed beat, comes closest so far.