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Most Interesting Voices in Music

  1. Drew Breezzy profile image80
    Drew Breezzyposted 8 years ago

    Who do you think has an interesting voice?

    Do you prefer perfected singing or something different?

    Like Bob Dylan doesn't have a great singing voice by classical standards but his voice is great because it is genuine and all his own.

    Lil Wayne has a very distinct voice

    Anthony Green also

    just to name a few

  2. RooBee profile image85
    RooBeeposted 8 years ago

    Always loved Roy Orbison who has a haunting and unique voice.

    I love Stevie Nicks, who has been criticized for her lack of "proper" technique.

    Tom Petty is another who maybe isn't your classic definition of 'good voice' but has a totally cool and individual sound.

    Billy Corgan is pretty unique, though a bit whiny for me most times.

    Can't forget one of the greats, Janis Joplin. Totally original, outside of the box, and beautiful.

    I don't necessarily prefer one or the other on principal, but usually gravitate toward the slightly unique or off-beat (hehe).

    I like to see creativity and individualism in art. Music gets too cookie-cutter a lot of the time so its a treat to hear something interesting.

  3. Joelle Burnette profile image85
    Joelle Burnetteposted 8 years ago

    Sting. His voice stirs my emotions and my mind.

  4. KymAlicia92 profile image60
    KymAlicia92posted 8 years ago

    T Pain, Even though its not his real voice its still different i guess

  5. LondonGirl profile image91
    LondonGirlposted 8 years ago

    Nina Simone has a wonderful voice.

    1. jiberish profile image78
      jiberishposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree Nina is great. I also like Alberta Hunter blues.

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    Tom Waits certainly has an interesting voice, love his songs

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      dennisemattposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      he was good in that song in robots

  7. spiderpam profile image51
    spiderpamposted 8 years ago

    The lead singers of Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco and The Cranberries.

  8. RedElf profile image86
    RedElfposted 8 years ago

    Right you are, uninvitedwriter... His "I Wish I Was In New Orleans" almost bring tears to my eyes every time I hear it. I am also a big fan of John Prine ("Hello In There" and "Sam Stone" are classics). Karen Carpenter had an amazing voice, as does Linda Ronstad, but one of my all-time favorite albums, chock full of great voices is Emmy Lou Harris' "Duets".

  9. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    Mine. Singlarly the most uniquely awful voice ever emitted.

    As for famous singers - I'm gonna go with Roy Orbison.

  10. Dolores Monet profile image91
    Dolores Monetposted 8 years ago

    RooBee mentioned Janis Joplin who I listened to with new ears not that long ago. If she had lived, and they hadn't ruined her (which they did) she would have gone down as a major blues voice. She really had it.

  11. gusripper profile image60
    gusripperposted 8 years ago

    I agree and i believe that only Janis the godes Joplin could sing everything ,specially she could sing with instruments or without.But you can look to the door next to you because sometimes you can find some masterpieces individual songs from none.

  12. bgamall profile image84
    bgamallposted 8 years ago

    Queen of Rock Stevie Nicks. I have a hub about her with pics and videos and everything. She was creative, and extremely cute.

    I also liked Linda Rohnstadt for a great theater type voice.

    Voices must sound better when connected to a pretty face, although that gal in London has a voice like silk. And she is pretty plain jane. When someone has a voice like from God it can be connected to anybody and will be front and center.

    I like Tony Bennett too.

  13. Ladybird33 profile image39
    Ladybird33posted 8 years ago

    I have to admit, Pearl Jam, leader singer, sorry forgot his name (James, I think) I love it his voice!  I have to throw props to Elvis (of course!)

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      dennisemattposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Eddie Vedder...hes hot too....

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    dennisemattposted 8 years ago

    The Mars Volta....Cedric Bixler-Zavala. in "the widow" Oh my god..

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    dennisemattposted 8 years ago

    oh yeah, for more well known voices, robert plant in led zepplin of course!!

  16. Drew Breezzy profile image80
    Drew Breezzyposted 8 years ago

    thanks for the replies I'll have to check these people out!

    I'll also have to add Ben Harper his voice has soul

  17. rapmanual profile image59
    rapmanualposted 8 years ago

    Eminem, he has an intentional accent when we raps now

    1. Drew Breezzy profile image80
      Drew Breezzyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      haha yeah crazy stuff

  18. fierycj profile image86
    fierycjposted 8 years ago

    Chris Martin (Coldplay)

  19. puppascott profile image80
    puppascottposted 8 years ago

    I have to give a nod to Aaron Neville. That guy has great and interesting pipes; and talk about someone who doesn't "look" like his voice.

  20. puppascott profile image80
    puppascottposted 8 years ago

    Maybe Prince (or whatever his handle du jour is) should be in the running also.

  21. livewithrichard profile image84
    livewithrichardposted 8 years ago

    Diana Krall

    1. puppascott profile image80
      puppascottposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I just got into her music within the last year. I could definitely listen to her stuff on a regular basis.

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Have you ever listened to Hank Williams sing I'm so lonesome I Could Cry? Now he had an interesting voice as well as Patsy Cline.

  23. Misha profile image77
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Joan Osborne, Tori Amos, Alanis Morisette - just to name a few that sing in English. Have a bunch of Russian ones too - but you never heard them smile

  24. Mighty Mom profile image93
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    Males: Paul Rodgers, lead singer of Bad Company and now Queen (and the late, great Freddy Mercury of Queen), Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Gavin Rossdale of Bush, and definitely Roy Orbison. And Chris Isaak.

    Females: kd laing (love her duets with Tony Bennett), Sarah McLachlan,  Joan Baez, Fiona Apple, Joan Armatrading. Also agree with London Girl on Nina Simone!

  25. Ron Mariano profile image61
    Ron Marianoposted 8 years ago

    Bono - (Not just because I'm a U2 fan, but his voice is very passionate)

    Rod Stewart

    Chris Martin of Coldplay

    Thom Yorke of Radiohead


    one of the best, maybe the best Rock vocalist, Freddie Mercury.

    ... Adele! I like her voice.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      She is great...

  26. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    I liked Leonard Cohen  singing

    Dance Me To The End Of Love..

    Kinda haunting ,moody but attractive voice smile

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Excellent choice. Leonard Cohen has a very sexy voice.

  27. Drew Breezzy profile image80
    Drew Breezzyposted 7 years ago

    brother ali has a velvety voice big_smile

    gotta respect a blind poet

  28. Drew Breezzy profile image80
    Drew Breezzyposted 7 years ago

    michael jackson R.I.P.

    Hard singer for others to cover

  29. lokoyizone profile image83
    lokoyizoneposted 7 years ago

    Beyonce Knowles

    Enrique Iglesias

    I love their voices.

  30. TamCor profile image80
    TamCorposted 7 years ago

    Wow--So many singers that you've named and I've never heard of...lol...gotta get out more, I think.

    I really like Aaron Neville, too--every year I look forward to hearing him sing Christmas songs on the radio.

    And also Freddie Mercury--no one could've done "Bohemian Rhapsody" but him!

  31. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    Freddy Mercury the best for me. George Michael, Annie Lennox and Bjork

  32. gusripper profile image60
    gusripperposted 7 years ago

    With no doubt is the great FREDDIE MERCURY

  33. Jane@CM profile image62
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    Freddy Mercury and Stevie Nicks are the first to pop into my head.

  34. landslide profile image60
    landslideposted 7 years ago

    I would have to say the late "Minnie Ripperton" and "Luther Vandross".