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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
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.
T Pain, Even though its not his real voice its still different i guess
Tom Waits certainly has an interesting voice, love his songs
The lead singers of Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco and The Cranberries.
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".
Mine. Singlarly the most uniquely awful voice ever emitted.
As for famous singers - I'm gonna go with Roy Orbison.
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.
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.
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.
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!)
The Mars Volta....Cedric Bixler-Zavala. in "the widow" Oh my god..
oh yeah, for more well known voices, robert plant in led zepplin of course!!
thanks for the replies I'll have to check these people out!
I'll also have to add Ben Harper his voice has soul
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.
Maybe Prince (or whatever his handle du jour is) should be in the running also.
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.
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
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!
Bono - (Not just because I'm a U2 fan, but his voice is very passionate)
Chris Martin of Coldplay
Thom Yorke of Radiohead
one of the best, maybe the best Rock vocalist, Freddie Mercury.
... Adele! I like her voice.
I liked Leonard Cohen singing
Dance Me To The End Of Love..
Kinda haunting ,moody but attractive voice
brother ali has a velvety voice
gotta respect a blind poet
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!
Freddy Mercury the best for me. George Michael, Annie Lennox and Bjork
Freddy Mercury and Stevie Nicks are the first to pop into my head.
I would have to say the late "Minnie Ripperton" and "Luther Vandross".
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