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Old 2nd June 2020, 10:53   #16
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I remember that when it came out, people said the guy couldn't sing. With that voice, he didn't need to have range, and he knew it, or his producers did.
This is something that happens with a lot of singers.

Dire Strait's Mark Knopfler could hardly handle about one octave. He never really sang, it was more a sort of poetry recitation but he more than made up for it with guitars that did the singing over a lot of octaves.

Another example closer home is that of Amitabh Bachchan - all songs composed for him are usually within 4-5 notes, not even a whole octave. The composer / music director use other tricks to make the song complete.

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Some more killer voices:
Mongolian throat singing is as it is very hard and raw. These guys have mixed it up with not really heavy, but some hard music, and the effect is brilliant:


The Hu - Wolf Totem

Yuve yuve yu

Then there's pantera's Anselmo with these vocals:


But he also does this with 5 minutes alone:


It's not just shouting. Try it for 5 seconds, and you'll have to learn sign language!
Then theres Karl Mueller from Soul Asylum(RIP). See the context of the song, and the way he sings those lyrics is just a straight painful appeal.



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What a brilliant thread, mayankk . Thanks for sharing! And it's great to see so many music lovers on Team-BHP. 90% of my waking hours are with some kind of music playing in the background.

My 2 paisa for this thread with voices that really touch my soul.

Enya moves my soul:
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Kurt Cobain had a rather unconventional, but crazy-good voice:


I like any & all kinds of music genres (except Jazz). Here's what my iTunes looks like:
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Enya is brilliant, but people deride her work for some reason. I dont know, and I dont care. Orinoco Flow, I am sure you've heard, but the real goose-pimple stuff from her is "Now we are free":
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I'm not a fan of her songs but you can see the voice she has in this video:
It's amazing when any artist moves outside of their perceived bounds and does something different. Who'd have thunk Miley Cyrus would do something like Jolene? Thanks for that!

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I recently discovered this youtube channel "The Mastering Project". Remastered songs in this channel are mainly in Malayalam, Hindi, and Tamil languages. This channel is a gem!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjJ...6MCsflooCsHfsw

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Anyone else a fan of Beth Gibbons?
Me...me! big fan of Portishead! My friends go mad whenever I used to play Portishead.

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In no particular order
- Tupac Shakur (not necessarily a singer)
- Notorious BIG (same as above)
- Mark Knopfler (yet again), both in Dire Straits and otherwise
- Axl Rose from Guns 'n' Roses
- Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin
- Freddie Mercury from Queen
- Dolores O'Riordan from The Cranberries
- Sukhwinder Singh
- Christina Aguilera
- Ozzy Osbourne
- Leonard Cohen -
- Johnny Cash
- Sting
- Elton John
- 'Mama' Cass Elliot from The Mamas and the Papas

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I recently discovered this youtube channel "The Mastering Project". Remastered songs in this channel are mainly in Malayalam, Hindi, and Tamil languages. This channel is a gem!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjJ...6MCsflooCsHfsw



Me...me! big fan of Portishead! My friends go mad whenever I used to play Portishead.
I found some good ones but most were not as good as the original CDs. But the good ones were really good. And props to him for remastering without increasing the loudness.
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Some more killer voices:
Mongolian throat singing is as it is very hard and raw. These guys have mixed it up with not really heavy, but some hard music, and the effect is brilliant:
That was awesome, thanks, I would have never known.

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- Leonard Cohen -
Bad bAss. Reminds me of Avi Kaplan. The way he hits that low note at 2:10-2:20, mind blowing.


A few unique voices to add to list, no need to introduce him I guess.


And my favorite, Alphonse Joseph
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A few unique voices to add to list, no need to introduce him I guess.

Yeah, that's what he's known for, and it took me ages to realise that he sings in French!
Many also know Aisha, but this below is amazing for a dark night's drive on an empty expressway:

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These are my favorites:

1) David Gilmour
2) Chris Rea
3) Leonard Cohen
4) Bruce Dickinson
5) Lemmy Kilmister
6) Rob Halford
7) Bruce Springsteen
8) Sting
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Great thread!

A bit retro, but following are some of the unique and my favorite voices;combine them with some beautiful poetry and you know what bliss is!

1. Reshma- very few songs in Hindi but has a unique voice


2. Ustad sultan khan in albela sajan in HDDCS


3. Bhupen Hazarika- Dil hoom hoom kare....what a song what a voice
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This thread is for some of the most amazing voices you’ve ever been fans of.


There are so many others, but these are my top of the pops.
Chip in guys, would love to use this lockdown to find some new voices!
Whoa! Did you just cover mustaine, Eddie vedder, RATM & Cornell in the same post? I am hooked!

The singers I really enjoy and give me goosebumps:

Rob Halford - Judas Preist
Bruce Dickinson - Iron Maiden
Jesse Hasik - 10 years
Myles Kennedy - Alterbridge
Mark Tremonti - Alterbridge & Tremonti
Layne Staley & Jerry Cantrell - Alice in Chains
Henning May - AnnenMayKantereit
Chris Cornell - Soundgaerden/Audioslave
Max Cavalera - Cavalera Conspiracy/Sepultura
Michael Lessard - The Contortionist
Dax Riggs - Dax Riggs
Dave Ghrol - Foofighters
Glen Hansard
Iron & Wine
Jose Gonzalez - Junip & Self titled as a solo artist
Lee Dewyze
Logic
Loic Rossetti - The Ocean
Maynard James Keenan - Tool/A perfect Circle
Steven Wilson - Porcupine Tree & Solo albums
Anthony Kiedis - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Daniel Tompkins - Tesseract
Serj Tankian - System of a down
Phil Anselmo - Pantera/Down
Matt Heafy - Trivium
Mike Shinoda & Chester Bennigton - Linkin Park
Jens Kidman - Meshuggah

These have to be my favorites. Very hard to choose a single one from them. But if I had to choose, it would be Eddie Vedder & Jens Kidman. Heck I have tattoos of Pearl Jam & Meshuggah \m/

DO listen to "Early Grave" by The contortionist if that kind of music is your cup of tea. My current favorite. Shall be updating more!

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Any extreme metal fans here?

Here are my top 5. In no particular order.

1. Barney Greenway - Napalm Death (Birmingham, UK)

Barney's vocals sound like a 20-foot monster ripping through the roof of a building... Powerful, deep, brutal, and massive!



2. Chuck Schuldiner - Death (Florida, US)

(Late) Chuck is considered the one of the most influential figures in Death Metal. He was the lead guitarist/vocalist of the band, with the deepest death growl ability. May his soul rest in peace.



3. John Tardy - Obituary (Florida, US)

Considered to be one of the greatest DM vocalists, he has stated that his 'singing' is sometimes just noises and not words. He is a beast!



4. Jeff Walker - Carcass (Liverpool, UK)

One of the torch bearers of the deathgrind sub-genre, Jeff is the bassist/vocalist of the band. He's old now, but his voice doesn't change.



5. Martin Van Drunen - Pestilence (Enschede, Holland)

A lot of people would debate (if they know extreme metal) that there are probably more names that deserve mention than Martin. But it's my list And I think he is absolutely brutal.




Hope you guys would enjoy the list

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Amazing to see the replies. Shows the varied musical knowledge of our fellow BHPians.

My musical exposure is nowhere near as close to some of the replies here but anyway here it goes.

1. Axl Rose
I was spellbound when I heard Sweet Child O' Mine
Obviously credit has to be given to Slash as well but Axl's voice was mesmerizing and intense.


2. Chris Martin - Coldplay
Specially in the song Fix You


3. Keith Whitely - When you say nothing at all
Agreed, the Ronan Keating version is more famous, but Keith's version feels more soulful.


Coming to our neck of the woods
Faruq Mahfuz Anam AKA James in the song Chal Chalein
Amazing voice and composition


Ayub Bacchu in a bengali song called Shei Tumi


Kailash Kher in just about any composition but especially Allah ke Bande. Raw soulful voice I'd say.


If we talk about people other than singers then Jeremy Irons
Just watch his performance in this scene. His voice just makes you listen to him.
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I have a slightly different list from most people because I end up listening to more podcasts than music.

I love Malcolm Gladwell's voice in his podcast Revisionist History.


I love Swami Tyagananda and his podcats from Vedanta Society Boston.

I love Stephen Fry's voice when he read out Harry Potter. It bought the book alive for me.

I love Niel Gaiman and anything he reads sounds just as good as his writing.


I love David Attenborough and his raspy voice as he talks about nature on BBC Earth.


I love how Hugo Weaving just uses his voice to emote in V for Vendetta.


I love Krishna Das and his bhajans. He is an American who sings kirtan.
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Brandi Carlile
How can you not love that voice?


Rod Stewart
That raspiness and raw emotion. So under rated even after all these years.


Reina Del Cid
Such a great indie talent, Renina's youtube channel is a proper treat!

Mary Spender
The cover of John Mayer's Carry Me Away is easily better than the original. Such a dreamy voice.


Reina and Mary came together for a great collaboration.



Mali
Surprisingly under the radar of a lot of Indian music lovers.


Bruce Springsteen

The Boss's live performance are arguably better than his studio recordings. Like Rod Stewart, every sentence seems to drip in emotion.

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What and amazing thread, definitely one of my favorites!

Here are a few singing performances that i like and remember in no particular order.

1) Angeliaca Hale on AGT

2) Carly Rose Sonenclar on X Factor

3) This performance of Arjit Singh

4) Kaha Ho tum - Bombay Vikings
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