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Old 07-31-2011, 08:48 PM   #4481 (permalink)
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I love her name, Scout Niblett, but not her slightly off-key, quavery, scratchy throated style of singing, which I found very distracting. I have no idea what the song was about, because I was just so repelled by her singing!

Now I'm listening to another of her songs, to hear if they are the same. I like the following song a tiny bit better than "Wet Road." I think her music may be the type that people either love or they hate.

Scout Niblett - "Comfort You"

I much prefer her scratchy, slightly off-key style to the more refined stuff she's done recently. There are imperfections but to me that just makes the music more intimate and evocative. But hey, different strokes...
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:02 PM   #4482 (permalink)
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I much prefer her scratchy, slightly off-key style to the more refined stuff she's done recently. There are imperfections but to me that just makes the music more intimate and evocative. But hey, different strokes...
Yes, different strokes. I really don't mind the scratchiness of Scout Niblett's singing. I agree that gives a more intimate feeling to a person's voice, as if she were singing right next to you. It's her off-key singing that really got to me.

Here's a song that I feel sounds intimate because of the soft way the the singer sings it with some scratchiness in her voice:

Feist - "Let It Die"

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Old 07-31-2011, 09:27 PM   #4483 (permalink)
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Yeah Feist is cool. Don't get me wrong, you can't beat a beautiful voice, listening to somebody like Feist or Julianna Barwick can make my day.

I also love idiosyncratic vocal styles though, the types that may sound off-key or tonally challenged, because they have that 'every man' character about them, and thus the music itself takes on a more personal quality as it's more identifiable for the listener (me, anyway). Of course, some singers are just downright terrible, but I personally think Scout's voice compliments and even adds to the mood her music and lyrics are evoking.
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:55 PM   #4484 (permalink)
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I didn't realize this, Lilagare. The video then is a pretty good representation of Alfred Noyes's "Highwayman" poem, in which I especially like the line, "The road is a gypsy's ribbon looping the purple moor."

I still don't think the video matches Fleetwood Mac's song "Everywhere" well at all, but I'm glad to know the background. Thanks for sharing it!
Could have been much worse though..they could have had a thing for Lewis Caroll's "Jabberwocky" poem instead and try to match "Everywhere" to that

Another day another song

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Old 08-01-2011, 02:46 AM   #4486 (permalink)
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:24 PM   #4489 (permalink)
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I know it's not the most popular thing Opeth has done, but I'm a sucker for the Mellotron in a progressive rock setting. No genre and instrument go better together.
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