PollI prefer a singer who is:
      – Thelevellers, 2009-09-04 at 17:24:34   (15 comments)

On 2009-09-04 at 17:25:16, Thelevellers wrote...
After Lee mentioning a preference elsewhere I thought it might be an interesting topic...
On 2009-09-04 at 17:26:17, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I find that male vocals in popular songs always sound very girly, and not at all masculine - boy bands being an extreme case. I prefer men who sound like real men when they sing, e.g. death metal.
On 2009-09-04 at 18:03:01, Thelevellers wrote...
Do you know Mark Lanegan? He might hit the spot with the manly vocals... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaySZroQ-YQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xMvw9lCOBw
On 2009-09-04 at 21:42:45, Austexgal wrote...
I prefer a singer who is ... natural. I usually don't like a voice that sounds overly-trained. I'm not familiar with British artists, except Corrine Bailey Ray, whom I adore. Her vocals are quite imperfect (she often goes flat, in fact), but her voice has a delightful childlike quality. I love the music she performs, too! American singers I like are Norah Jones, Bonnie Raitt, Nancy Wilson (Heart), Aretha Franklin, and Etta James.
On 2009-09-04 at 22:32:32, Thelevellers wrote...
If you like that kind of thing you should try listening to Graham Coxon's new material, he has a slightly off-key voice which he makes work really well... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f6uVZon_Kg Though the new album is mostly acoustic folky stuff a lot of his old stuff is quite punky. Oh, Lanegan is American, if there was confusion there... A lovely whisky soaked growler indeed :) I know what you mean about overly trained voices - I think all my favourite voices are untrained, or at least less trained...
On 2009-09-05 at 15:52:56, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Even if the vocals don't sound too girly, I still find male vocals too depressing to listen to. At least heavy metal tends to be well-written and complex enough that the voice isn't so important. I do have some male vocals in my collection, but only quirky songs that have special merit.
On 2009-09-05 at 17:02:33, Thelevellers wrote...
I am still intrigued by your viewpoint - there's plenty of happy sounding male vocal songs, but I suspect that's not your point? Huh, I have an urge to try loads of bands on you and see what you think, see if I can understand your thoughts a little; but I do mean loads, so maybe not! :P
On 2009-09-05 at 17:32:09, Lee J Haywood wrote...
It's tough to find albums with male vocals in my collection that aren't at least grunge or industrial. I've got a Lenny Kravitz (inherited), The Stone Roses, Nine Inch Nails, Police and Coldplay but not much else. (There are minor male vocals on Enigma, Dead Can Dance, etc., but they don't really count). I basically just don't like men much - I don't connect with them emotionally and identify much more with women generally. I get on fine with men, but don't find them anywhere near as interesting.
On 2009-09-06 at 16:35:39, DigitalBoss wrote...
Stevie Nicks, sweet and sexy.
On 2009-09-06 at 17:13:12, Thelevellers wrote...
@Lee J Haywood: Interesting... :) I think I have a better understanding of your music thoughts now! :)
On 2010-03-12 at 15:56:24, Be Creative wrote...
I believe that certain songs should be introduced for a certain song. "Broken" by Seether for example. I like the acoustic version that does not include Amy-lee. Yet most of my friends prefer the Amy-lee version. So really, its all down to personal preference really.
On 2010-03-12 at 15:57:55, Be Creative wrote...
*Certain singer should be introduced for a certain song. Sorry people.
On 2010-03-12 at 15:59:17, Iliketurtles wrote...
Well it counts on the band and the song, i like a variety of music that involves males and females e.g. Biffy Clyro= Male, Paramore= Female. So its all down to what you listen to really.
On 2010-03-12 at 22:55:19, Be Creative wrote...
Like I said previously.....personal preference
On 2010-03-14 at 20:45:46, Thelevellers wrote...
The topic was intedned to discover what personal preferences people had, and maybe why out of interest, so it is indeed all about personal preferences! I realise I haven't actually elaborated on my preference, which is male (though I may be about to change that...) My main reason I think is that few women sing the kind of music I like. That said I have, over the last few months found loads! Sadly, most of them are old 90's brit-pop acts that don't exist any more :( Some fine examples are: Catatonia, Sahara Hotnights, Katzenjammer, Republica, Elastica, and even some Cardigans on occasion! So, I think I may have to change to 'no preference', except where musical style is concerned, and there to concede that for me men do more of my style of music than women... :)