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Posted: 05 Jun 04, 14:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why don't we compile our own top 22 voices? (21 that is, freddie obviously being number one) My top five would be something like this:

1. Freddie (duh!)
2. Mick Jagger
3. Steve Tyler
4. Robert Plant
5. Kurt Cobain

Any other suggestions?


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Posted: 05 Jun 04, 14:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sadly, None of the ones you put (other than Freddie) would be on my list. But, Seal sure would!


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Posted: 05 Jun 04, 14:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Do you realize that "top 22 voices" means the best voices, not your favourite singers.

Did Kurt Cobain have a (singing) voice?

Of those that you mentioned, Freddie is the only one who has a "voice" in the classic meaning of the word. Other singers of the same category are f.e. Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley.


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Posted: 05 Jun 04, 14:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ok I get it- so you want voices with technical quality as opposed to flair? how about Billy Joel, Simon and Garfunkel (who supposedly had a pitch perfect voice)?


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Posted: 05 Jun 04, 14:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They (especially Billy) WOULD be on my list. ;)


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Posted: 05 Jun 04, 18:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My list would include:

1 Freddie Mercury

2 Christina Aguilera
3 Annie Lennox
4 Kate Bush
5 Elvis
6 George Michael
7 Bonnie Tyler
8 Herb Reed(The Platters)


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Posted: 05 Jun 04, 19:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. Freddie Mercury
2. Axl Rose
3. James Hetfield
4. Anastacia
5. Mariah Carey

Might look strange, but I simply like these voices....


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Posted: 05 Jun 04, 19:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Do you realize that "top 22 voices" means the best voices, not your favourite singers."

Of course, one could argue that "voice" does not refer to singing at all, but rather as a voice of one's generation. In that case, Cobain would certainly apply.


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Posted: 05 Jun 04, 23:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mama Cass has to go in there somewhere.


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Posted: 06 Jun 04, 00:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can someone please tell me what the big goddamn deal is with Kurt Cobain and Nirvana because I personally think his voice is nothing special at all and neither were Nirvana. Maybe I'm biased because that's not my type of music but what's so great about Nirvana?


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Posted: 06 Jun 04, 00:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

These lists are for the best singing voices over the past decades, not the best "voice of a generation". Kurt Cobain did not speak for me, and I was a junior in high school when he died. Kurt Cobain's stature was elevated by his death. Had he lived he most likely would have faded into obscurity.

My top voices, the ones who I enjoy listening to no matter what the lyric, are:

Freddie Mercury
Lou Gramm
Rita Coolidge
Roy Orbison
Dusty Springfield
Brad Delp (Boston)
Karen Carpenter
Clay Aiken (yes, vocally speaking I stand by him)
Elvis Presley
Don Henley
Neil Diamond
Jimi Jamison (Survivor)
George Michael
Frank Sinatra
Lionel Richie


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Posted: 06 Jun 04, 01:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"These lists are for the best singing voices over the past decades, not the best "voice of a generation". "

Perhaps, but it seems that everyone is quick to discount singers they don't like. Just trying to point out that there are different ways to approach the issue.


"Kurt Cobain's stature was elevated by his death. Had he lived he most likely would have faded into obscurity."

As someone who was in High School when Nirvana hit it big in 91, Cobain was certainly important to a generation of suburban wannabes trying to break out from the mold of conformity. If Cobain didn't kill himself in 94, I imagine his stature would be similar to Pearl Jam's and Eddie Vedder's right about now. Nirvana was headed anywhere but obscurity.


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Posted: 06 Jun 04, 02:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The New and Improved Zeni wrote:

Nirvana was headed anywhere but obscurity.
Indeed.


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Posted: 06 Jun 04, 03:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe,but the bastard killed metal...nah not really,anyways I can name 50 or more singers better than him.


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Posted: 06 Jun 04, 03:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So you directly put Freddie's voice on the top of the list, huh?

Freddie wasn't that special, you can't compare nis voice to Britney's, or Geri's... for God's sake, Freddie's old-fashioned! We have to give some oportunities to the new high-quality singers. Everytime I turn on MTV I can listen to beautiful voices of singers that probably doesn't write their own songs, or maybe they are digitally touched. But who cares? They don't have the same opportunities as Freddie's voice had. Those new singers had to work hard to get some media attention.

Bah, Freddie's the one.


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Posted: 06 Jun 04, 06:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Take a look at this list:

http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_vocalists.html


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Posted: 06 Jun 04, 06:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well... my favourite singers wouldn't be the best, but... oh whatever, here goes:

1) Freddie Mercury (Of course!)
2) Robert Smith (Sexiest voice. Ever. <3)
3) Jim Morrison
4) Thom Yorke
5) Chris Cornell




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Posted: 06 Jun 04, 07:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here are my favourite 22 in no particular order.
1. Freddie Mercury
2. Frank Sinatra
3. Elvis Presley
4. Steve Tyler
5. Justin Hawkins
6. Suggs
7. Simon Le Bon
8. Michael Jackson
9. Kurt Cobain
10.John Lennon
11.Mick Hucknall
12.Adam Ant
13.The one from 10cc
14.Jeff Lynne
15.Mike Skinner
16.Errol Brown
17.Ozzy Osbourne
18.Rod Stewart
19.The one from Supergrass
20.Morrisey
21.Axl Rose
22.Elton John


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Posted: 06 Jun 04, 14:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think you have to judge on what type of song they are singing, I think Axl is a good singer but could he sing any other song other than rock songs? Only certain singers can sing most anything, Freddie being one, and George Michael another. They are my top two. Don't know about the rest though...


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Posted: 06 Jun 04, 15:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay, top 22 voices...

1) Freddie Mercury
2) Meat Loaf
3) Annie Lennox
4) Chris Cornell
5) Warren Zevon OR Michael Stipe


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