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Old 07-06-2010, 12:28 PM   #151 (permalink)
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Patty Smyth always had a strong voice that I admire, alot of projection, I once heard that Van Halen wanted her at lead vocals, maybe just an urban legend.




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Old 07-06-2010, 12:51 PM   #152 (permalink)
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I have to say Mariah has a damn fine voice. Wish she would go back to her ballad songs.
Mariah is too crazy, man. I'm not talking Keith Moon crazy, either; she's not eccentric, she's just bat sh*** insane. Beyond that, i've never heard her actually sing a song; the melody always takes a back seat to her screaming her ass off into a microphone, and her ballads were among the worst music to come out in the last 30+ years, if you ask me.
When it comes to female vocalists, I prefer those women who understand that good music is not without subtlety. Debbie Harry, Chrissie Hynde, Janis, Grace Slick, are among the most talented. And despite the fact that she's put out some terrible music in her day, I'll say that Tina Turner deserves to be placed somewhere at the head of this femal vocalist pantheon. Patty Smyth deserves to be in there too.

Some honorable mentions from the Modern Era: All the women who have contributed to Matt Sharp's Rentals; What'sherface from Yo La Tengo; Maura Davis from Denali; Jenny Lewis from Rilo Kiley; Zoey Deschanel, who contributed on M. Ward's "Hold Time" and who has a side project called She & Him, I think.
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:42 PM   #153 (permalink)
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The Girl from The Pretty Reckless is unreal
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:35 AM   #154 (permalink)
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Taylor Momsen? She has pretty good voice, but I just can't stand her.


my favourite female vocalists would be Stevie Nicks, Karen O and Regina Spektor
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Taylor Momsen? She has pretty good voice, but I just can't stand her.


my favourite female vocalists would be Stevie Nicks, Karen O and Regina Spektor
I don't know anything about her everyday life, but yes has a killer voice
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Jenny Lewis and Karen O for me I think.
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Old 09-15-2010, 01:00 AM   #157 (permalink)
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Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, and Alison Krauss are my top 3 for sure
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Old 09-15-2010, 01:20 AM   #158 (permalink)
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Personally, I think that Suzanne Vega has the most beautiful voice in western pop music.
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Leona Lewis.

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Amanda Brown and Bethany Cosentino on Pocahaunted.

They just murmur over basslines with tons of reverb and echo. For some reason I like that kind of thing more than when they speak comprehensible English.
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