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Old 10-29-2009, 12:39 PM   #46
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Well played, sir.

It's either that or a lhazy eyepso.
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I played "High and Dry" at an open mic night one time, Gaffer.

There were no survivors.
I played Paranoid Android. Think about that for a second.

I was an idiot for ever thinking that would get a good response.
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I hope you really gave it to them during the "when I am king you will be first against the wall" part.
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Her last name.
ah, i get it.
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Having just recently listened to some New Order, I can say that they would be a tremendous band if only Sumner were able to sing. His vocal performance on Power, Corruption & Lies is rather deplorable.
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For what it's worth, Ian Curtis was an even worse singer.

Sumner got better as the band continued. On P,C & L he was still trying to imitate Curtis, to an extent.

Also, I think he does a very good job on Leave Me Alone, and I can find no fault in ANY part of Age of Consent, one of the greatest songs ever recorded.
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Manic Moonlight is the best King's X album since they stopped working with Sam Taylor on their Self-titled album in 1992,
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Old 10-30-2009, 01:09 AM   #54
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For what it's worth, Ian Curtis was an even worse singer.
I'd have to disagree here. Curtis, while certainly lacking in technical proficiency, was always emotive and lent the songs the despondency that they needed. Sumner, however, always sounds self-aware to me, as though he has no sense of tuning his delivery to the song's mood. In my mind, PL&C would have greatly benefited from his voice being electronically treated.
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I found Curtis rather one-note and boring. His voice suited the material, I guess, but I certainly wouldn't have wanted to listen to more albums of it.

Unfortunately, the guy from Interpol eventually took up the mantle.

Bernard isn't a great vocalist, and I see what you're saying about not adapting to the mood, but he deserves credit for being able to go pretty seamlessly from rock to dance to balladry, and being serviceable in all three.

Also, his breaking into laughter on Every Little Counts FTW.

I could sit here and come up with a list of his best vocal perfs, but I don't feel like it. I do think he's great on Lonesome Tonight, one of the b-sides on Disc 2 of Substance.
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I found Curtis rather one-note and boring. His voice suited the material, I guess, but I certainly wouldn't have wanted to listen to more albums of it.
I love me some Joy Division, but I couldn't possibly agree with this any more. Spot-on.
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...and I think he occasionally sounded like Kermit the Frog.
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Old 10-30-2009, 03:16 AM   #58
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as a fan of both bands, i think neither of them are particularly good singers. i guess the best way to describe my opinion is i think their singing fits the music. when i think of each band, i can't imagine anyone else singing but them.
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I think that Bernard Sumner is one of the dullest vocalists I've heard (not quite as boring as the Interpol dude though, someone should check if he's actually a robot). Ian Curtis to me is one of the bad-but-compelling singers.
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1) Dave Grohl's Foo Fighters are far and away a better band than Nirvana. It's strange to think that there would have been no Foos if Nirvana had continued on.


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