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Old 06-19-2002, 01:43 PM   #31
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From the past:

Frank Sinatra
Roy Orbison
Freddie Mercury


Eddie Vedder
Thom Yorke (at times)
i also really like the guy from "Calling" - huge potential!

Also both Lennon and McCartney.

As for female singers:
Annie Lennox
Alanis Morissette
Chrissie Hynde from Pretenders
Dolores O'Riordan from Cranberries

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Old 06-19-2002, 01:58 PM   #32
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Old 06-19-2002, 04:18 PM   #33
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I cannot believe that no one's picked Jeff Tweedy. His voice is at once beautiful, dry, innocent, reassuring, and emotional. He is far and away my favorite singer.

Others include (no order):
Carl Wilson
David Byrne (hey, don't knock his so-so voice--it made the Talking Heads what they are/were)
Mark Olson
Gram Parsons
Bob Dylan
Pete Shelley
Stephen Malkmus
Paul Westerberg
Alex Chilton
Chris Bell
Chris Stamey
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Old 06-19-2002, 10:14 PM   #34
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I shall show my age and say I have been listening to music, lots and lots of music, since 1961 Heard some beautiful voices in that time, but by far and away, THE greatest voice I have ever heard, no one can do to a song what he can do to a song is..........

Of all the numerous artists my parents listened to when I was little, Elvis Presley was THE one for me. What timbre. And then in teenage years I found Bowie and Plant and THEN.... Freddie Mercury.
In more recent years I discovered an old American singer, he died just 2 months after he toured Australia and I first heard him, Ted Hawkins. Unusual voice,sand and soul. I love him.

The women, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Sinead O'Connor, Maire Brennan and Annie Lennox... the miracle of love, so many.

Nothing like being transported by a beautiful voice eh?

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Old 06-19-2002, 11:12 PM   #35
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Thom Yorke (Radiohead)
Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
Jim Morrison (The Doors)
Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins/ Zwan)
Chris Martin (Coldplay)
Richard Ashcroft (The Verve)
Jeff Buckley
Johnny Cash
Billie Holiday
Frank Sinatra
Luciano Pavorrot
send lawyers, guns and money...
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Old 06-20-2002, 11:40 AM   #36
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i like simon le bon
michael hutchence

john taylor is not a very good singer though

for females...umm i like sheryl crow
and yes mariah carey used to be good before she did that dumb screeching
ooh and i like whitney houston as well.
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Old 06-20-2002, 10:24 PM   #37
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bono, without question is my favorite.

then thom yorke, david gilmour (comfortably nuuuuumb), michael stipe, amd the guy from sigur ros.
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Old 06-21-2002, 03:24 AM   #38
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Right at this moment:
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Male = Bob Marley or Lou Reed
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Old 06-21-2002, 05:05 AM   #39
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1. Bono

And then in no order-

- Thom Yorke
- Darren Hayes
- Michael Stipe
- Chris Martin - I didn't really like his voice until I heard "What's Going On," the London version I think it is, which he sings a lot on. He has such a lovely voice on that. So much nicer than on all of Coldplay's songs I think.
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Old 06-21-2002, 11:39 AM   #40
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In no real order

Darren Hayes
Dave Matthews
Kurt Cobain
Andrea Corr
Richard Ashcroft
John Bon Jovi

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