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Posted: 28 May 04, 20:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am proud to report that on MTV's 22 Greatest Voices of All Time, Freddie was #2, second only to Mariah Carey. He even beat Whitney. I was very pleased.


BTW, we are talking USA MTV. This is huge for US Queen fans!!


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Posted: 28 May 04, 21:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmm, cool... :)


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Posted: 28 May 04, 21:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe I'm biased, but he shouldn't have been second. At least not to Mariah Carey. I think Freddie's voice is better than hers.


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Posted: 28 May 04, 21:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd have to agree, even with removal of my rather obvious bias. Mariah's voice just doesn't sound very good to me... at all. Vastly overrated, as far as vocals are concerned, in my opinion... plus I certainly question the natural talent of an individual who requires the assistance of a computer to produce her "record-breaking" high note.

Still, 2nd is, of course, very good indeed ^_^


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Posted: 28 May 04, 21:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"I think Freddie's voice is better than hers."

Funny... I KNOW it is. ;D


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Posted: 28 May 04, 21:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Seems whoever decided the list didn't know, though, although most of those lists are pretty bad...


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Posted: 28 May 04, 22:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

About 4 or 5 years back there used to be a show on VH1 called "The List" where a panel of five second-teir celebrities would name their top two choices for whatever the category was--i.e. Best Power Ballad, Best Concert Movie, etc.

One time they did Best Voice, and Freddie squeaked in as one of the two "audience selections." Unfortunately, the panel that night was headed by Henry Rollins, and like the ignoramus he is, all he could do was make rude comments about Freddie's dental issues.

Needless to say, the results of that list were totally bogus. Glad to see some vindication has finally arrived.


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Posted: 28 May 04, 23:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm mad about that too but hey, 2nd is better than 22nd!


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Posted: 28 May 04, 23:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Unfortunately, the panel that night was headed by Henry Rollins, and like the ignoramus he is, all he could do was make rude comments about Freddie's dental issues."

I am surprised he didn't do that while narrating "Legends: Queen". ;D


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Posted: 29 May 04, 07:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pretty Cool :D


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Posted: 29 May 04, 10:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

She doesn't so much sing as she does squeal.

Curiously do you know the entire list? I'd like to see where Marcel Marceau came in.


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Posted: 29 May 04, 10:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. Mariah Carey
2. Freddie Mercury
3. Whitney Houston
4. Bono (what's this clown doing here?)
5. Christina Aguilera (what's this slut doing here)
6. Alanis Morissette
7. Kurt Cobain
8. Björk
9. Celine Dion
10. Tupac Shakur
11. Michael Jackson
12. Chris Cornell
13. Eminem
14. David Bowie
15. Alicia Keys
16. Steven Tyler
17. Jewel
18. Thom Yorke
19. Mary J. Blige
20. Michael Stipe
21. Sade
22. Bruce Springsteen

Too many bitter tears a'raining down on that list. Oh!

Eminem ahead of Bowie? Aguilera ahead of Michael Jackson? Marceau Marcel! Not even on the list!


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Posted: 29 May 04, 13:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I feel flattered that Freddie is so high on the list, but there are glaring omissions, as well as many people who should not be there at all. Where are Elton John, Phil Collins, Robert Plant, and David Lee Roth? And what about Lennon/McCartney, for Christ's sake?? If Emimem and Tupac can make this list, then all of these guys should be there as well. Fuck Celine Dion, Bono, and Cobain. I'd rather have Robbie Williams on the list than them.

But once again, we have to ask the question... what is the criteria? Quality of voice, quality of lyrics, overall contributions to pop culture, range of music quality diminished, number of arrests, or number of people they've shot...?


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Posted: 29 May 04, 19:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In a list of great voices I'd expect them to be for singing. SINGING. I question the additions of rappers because, well, all they do is talk fast and with poor grammar.
I have a feeling that as usual this is based on some clown's personal opinion. Some clown with some really bad tastes.


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Posted: 29 May 04, 20:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

they finally got it right!!!!


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Posted: 29 May 04, 22:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What the hell is doing there Bono and Eminem.... WHERE THE HECK IS ARETHA FRANKLIN???
FRANK SINATRA????
JEFF BUCKLEY???

COBAIN??? His voice is even worse than Axl Rose's (altough i like both bands, huh!)

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Posted: 30 May 04, 09:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When will this show be on again? :)

That could be one of the worst lists yet (with the exception of Freddie)...I don't understand why rappers are on a "vocalists" list. The people who make these lists always seem to leave the criteria a mystery.

Bryan Ferry from Roxy Music is another highly-regarded vocalist, yet notably absent. Apparently Eminem is better ;) So if Eminem were on stage with Aretha or Frank Sinatra, Eminem would be the clear winner?!?


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Posted: 31 May 04, 01:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"So if Eminem were on stage with Aretha or Frank Sinatra, Eminem would be the clear winner?!?"

Clearly... of course! Eminem is the greatest ever. He is an innovator too, as he's the first singer to openly talk about murdering several people on the same cd.

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Posted: 31 May 04, 14:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lololololol


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Posted: 02 Jun 04, 06:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They also forgot Mama Cass and a fuckload of people who are more worthy than most of the people on there. Never mind, let's not listen to these wank stains.


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