Your Favorite Vocalists

Discussion in 'Archive: The Amphitheatre' started by Zelda_Skywalker, Aug 7, 2006.

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  1. Zelda_Skywalker Jedi Master

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    post who, why and what band they're with.
    yes. you can have more than one.
    and DO NOT BASH EACH OTHER!

    Davey Havok, AFI
    I don't care if you hate him, to me he has talent. read the sig. it mainly explains it all. He has a vocie of velvet. Gently strong, but if manipulated deep and harsh.
    I mean, he has a really deep voice, but he talks soft, sings soft, and it has this great sound to it. then at times, he can twist his voice into other pitches, like screams, and make it sound harsh and dark. He can make his voice blend with the music, but stand out.

    Ville Valo, HIM
    I just like the way he sounds when he sings. He originally has a REALLY REALLY REALLY deep voice when he talks, but when he sings, you'd never guess it. So, I just like the way he sings, sounds good to me.
  2. Jaden-Skywalker Jedi Grand Master

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    Anthony Kiedis
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Under the Bridge.



    That is all.
  3. Zelda_Skywalker Jedi Master

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    that is agreeable. to a certain extent...
  4. arwen_sith Force Ghost

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    I agree on Ville Valo. I must've heard AFI sometime, but I don't think I'd recognize them if I heard them on the radio.

    I like gravelly male voices such as Bryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, Juanes, Eros Ramazzotti and John Mellencamp. They may not be great vocalists by a long shot, but they're my faves.

    Female voices I like are often somewhat operatic, such as Amy Lee from Evanescence and the former Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen. Although I also like Annie Lennox who has both a slightly gravelly and at the same time a very angelic voice.
  5. khabarakh23 Jedi Master

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    Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) for having such a great wail and also a glorious sofness in his voice

    Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), brilliant. Can do anger and angst without sounding shouty.
  6. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Jeff Buckley probably has the most lyrical voice I have ever heard.

    In terms of agility, Stevie Wonder is often cited as majorly influential, if not the best.

    Fiona Apple has an intense method of phrasing, and an extremely soulful voice.
  7. DurronFan Force Ghost

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    Hmm, I like Damien Rice, Chris Cornell (Audioslave) and Chester from Linkin Park. Although I agree that Ville Valo is good as well.
  8. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    Jason Mendonca - Akercocke

    He can go from a dulcet baritone (And a damn good one) to some of the best Death metal growls I've ever heard, and decent screams within a second. That's just cool :p

    Sharon den Adel - Within Temptation

    Like Kate Bush with Metal behind her :p

    Alan Marsh - Tokyo Blade

    Silly choice, but he's the best damn vocalist I've ever worked with :p
  9. Mustafar_66 Force Ghost

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    Jeff Buckley:
    IMO, he's got the definitive singing voice: powerful, ranged, beautiful. It's just perfect.

    Matt Bellamy:
    His voice is very similar to Buckleys. It has further range but I don't think it's as powerful.

    Cristina Scabbia:
    The best female voice I've heard. I hear a lot of people going on about Tarja Turnen from Nightwish and that woman from Within Temptation, but I find Scabbia (and Lacuna Coil) to be much better.
  10. DurronFan Force Ghost

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    I think Tarja Turunen is overrated but that's just my opinion.
  11. rogue_wookiee Jedi Youngling

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    The vocalists that always jump to my mind are Ryan Clark of Demon Hunter and Between the Buried and Me's Tommy Giles Rogers Jr. Both have incredible range to the degree that it sounds like two different people doing their songs.
  12. malcolm-darth-am-i Jedi Master

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    Paul Bono Hewson
    U2

    I always say a Tenner is the best Rock singer. Bono grew up listening to his fathers favorite music: Opera. He has a voice that can produce any note to perfection. He has a deep voice, but can sing with a certain softness.

    In the studio he is amazing a great voice can do anything. But how about live? Live Bono can produce vocals better than on the album. He can produce his great voice, on a nightly basis and then some.

  13. severian28 Force Ghost

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    Based on the real quality of the voice: Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Freddie Mercury, and Roy Orbison.
  14. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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  15. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    Hmm, off the top of my head, I'll mention Annie Lennox, Ella Fitzgerald, Freddie Mercury, and Roy Orbison. I love Michael Stipe for his unique sound and sense of timing. Art Garfunkel for "Bridge Over Troubled Water" alone. I'm sure I've forgotten a few more I'd rank up there.
  16. Jaden-Skywalker Jedi Grand Master

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    Zack de la Rocha - Rage Against The Machine.

    Pioneer of rap-rock.
  17. YoungAngus Jedi Youngling

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    Ronnie James Dio
    Tim "The Ripper" Owens
    Ian Gillan

    Three of the best Rock vocalists ever.
  18. SongofDreams Jedi Knight

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    Emmy Rossum.

    Because she sang since shildhood in every style you can imagen and has been wonderfull at them all.
  19. Zelda_Skywalker Jedi Master

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    I've come to like a few more now that I know more about them.

    Sonny Moore(From First to Last)
    This dude has never had any vocal lessons or anything, and has a everlasting condition with his throat. I mean his voice is a little hoarse sounding and everything, but his voice is great to me.

    James Hart(18 Visions)
    He has a very distinct voice. He puts out his voice a bit like Davey Havok, but you can immediately tell them apart. Hart is one of my top favorites.

    Patrck Stump(Fall Out Boy)
    Now I really don't like what I hear on CDs. Really I don't. Watching things for behind the scenes and behind stage and things I have found that this guy has a incredibly large vocal range, but Why he doesn't use alot of it-I have no flippin idea. But he's actually really good if he'd use what he has.

    ZXH
  20. GreatTarzan Jedi Master

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    Wow, two of my tops have already been posted.

    Tarja Turunen is simply amazing from my point of view as well. Excellent voice.


    And, I don't believe it Cobra, you know of Within Temptation. Nice. :D

    Sharon den Adel's voice is beautiful. As is the music. Very unique voice, I love it.
  21. The Bigger Fish Manager Emeritus

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    Andrea Bocelli. He has an amazing voice. It?s probably because he sings in Italian - I don?t know the words, so I can focus on listening to him sing. :)
  22. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    It's a bit hard when you don't understand Italian, though.
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