Perhaps best known as the Lilith Fair's founder, Sarah McLachlan is alternately a singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist, tour impresario and chanteuse who's been recording since 1988. Her work includes daring dance remixes of soulful ballads as well as covers of songs by XTC and Tom Waits ("Dear God" and "Ol' 55"). When McLachlan joined the 1990s burgeoning Adult Alternative scene she sat at the front of a class that included Alanis Morissette and Paula Cole. Almost a decade after her first release, she found mainstream success with singles such as "I Will Remember You" and "Building a Mystery." McLachlan's throaty, soaring vocals have inspired a million gloomy shower-singers and even more lonely late night drives. Hers is powerful, emotional music that's truly "better than ice cream."