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If you had to pick one vocalist that is absolutely your favorite, who would it be? Post some videos, then outline your reasoning.

For me: David Nail




Reasons: I don't know of another vocalist who conveys emotions with such ease, and perhaps I am biased because he releases mostly sad, serious songs, and music for me is mostly therapeutic. That being said, his more upbeat material shows off his vocal abilities, too, because he often has to hit higher notes in those songs. This guy is just phenomenal. He does excellent covers, too--his cover of Train's "I'm About to Come Alive" was the title track to his first album, and he's also well known for his great cover of Elvis's "In the Ghetto." Perhaps my favorite cover is his cover of Glenn Campbell's "Galveston" from his album I'm a Fire. He's currently without a record label after 4 albums on MCA Nashville. I'm hoping he signs with Thirty Tigers and goes the independent route.

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Guess i have to go with Brad Delp from Boston

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNHFtJsbcYc

 

Ian Gillian from Deep Purple close 2nd

 

I've never been someone to explain my reasoning as you all know. If i had to... range and great sounding voice :thumbup2:

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Y'all already know.

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two guys come to mind immediately, and I'm not sure they could be much more different:

 

Trace Adkins:

I'm not sure I need to post any other examples, he's got such a smooth bass voice, I'm not sure there's anyone I could compare it to and that song showcases it better than any other. He's a country artist, which turns a lot of people off, and he does a lot of really weird songs, which turns off even more people, but when he's taking himself seriously nobody's better. I didn't post any other videos but I'd be happy to make some suggestions if anyone wants to check out more of his stuff, if you go through his singles you'll find yourself wading through some weird shit.

 

Brian McNight:

Just listen to the videos, the guy's incredibly skilled, I got to see him in concert last summer and it might have been the best concert I've been to.

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All time? Stevie Wonder

 

Rock? Lane Staley

 

Female? It's tough. I love Ann Wilson and Karen Carpenter, Carole King Edie Brickell idk. Good topic though

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I like the Weeknd personally. There is a particular reason which is that he has some darker themes to his music and I like how his voice juxtaposes with this.

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Female: Joan Jett, Grace Slick, Stevie Nicks. Can't decide

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Not sure exactly, I have a range of people I like for different reasons.

 

Ill shout out to Bill Withers for a male and Allison Krause for a female vocalist

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Male: Chris Cornell, James Hetfield, Roger Waters, Robert Plant, Serj Tankian

 

Female: Adele, Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga, Janis Joplin, Madonna

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I'd probably give Krauss my favorite for female vocalists, but there are so many good ones. In modern music, the biggest separation between men and women is that women have to be top of the line vocalists or they have no shot whatsoever, even if they are practically runway models.

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Hard to say I have definitive favorite. Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth is definitely up there because he is one of the few vocalists that I can say I really love his harsh vocals (growls) and his clean vocals are perfect within Opeth's music.

 

I can say Ozzy, Bruce Dickinson, and Devin Townsend were all great sounding live AND they put on a hell of a show as entertainers.

 

Stevie Nicks is quite easily my favorite female vocalist and I am not sure it is close. I do dig Florence Welch, Lana Del Rey, and even Rihanna. Adele is very talented too. A lot more but those are the ones that come to mind.

 

Shoutouts to John Legend & Raphael Saadiq as well on the R&B front.

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Classic: Robert Plant, Freddie Mercury, Jon Anderson

 

Modern: Myles Kennedy, Chris Cornell, Matt Bellamy

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Tom Waits

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Definitely coming from a place of nostalgia growing up with my Dad, Karen Carpenter (from The Carpenters) has to be my favorite. I've never heard a singer emote like she can with such a diverse range and beautiful tone. I get goosebumps every time I hear her sing.

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Its never just one. I prefer most of the ones who cant or dont actually sing. Just the balls to get up and do it

Iggy Pop.. you really need to watch this set by him if nothing else lol. 1979

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf8aY1yNA_I

 

 

 

 

Billy Bragg.. never cared much for him in 80s.. but I'm rediscovering the simplicity.

just him and his guitar most of the time.. Its because he's english that makes the voice at least unique to me lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7d6ZwAp28Y

 

Fear, vocals-Lee Ving , before harmones in the milk started really affecting the youth of today. Gutsy east coast voice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncU7sWLVFk0

 

Sid Vicious, the more annoying, the better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02D2T3wGCYg

 

Bryan Ferry, on the more serious romantic side.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kp3N3wQPO0

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpA_5a0miWk

 

you want a good laugh? look up the lyrics for this if youre too impatient to listen.. but again, love his voice in this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G56DaSAeZfM

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