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« on: January 21, 2008, 03:12:30 AM »

My vote is for Shakira,beautiful woman and sexy, but  her voice is just so bad.....
all vibrato and sounds like a animal suffering.
 I would pick on Britnety, but I feel so sorry for her.
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2008, 05:31:24 AM »

Kenny Chesney, Trace Adkins or Montgomery Gentry; most male 'country' singers make me want to go deaf.

I could never vote Shakira worst pop singer as long as I'm watching her sing.
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2008, 12:42:25 PM »

There are many....but Celine Dion wins the prize. The woman is excruciating. I'd just as soon poke my eye out with a fork than listen to her caterwauling.
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2008, 01:16:35 PM »

Celine Dion can actually sing.  Her problem is choice of material and form of delivery, in other words bad taste.  This award should go to one of those manufactured pop stars who perform like trained seals in the studio and can't get up on stage without banks of autotune behind them.  They might as well be  robots or computer simulations.  There are any number of people who fit into this category.  Jessica Simpson, and her even more wretched sister. The Spice Girls. Most of those idiotic boy bands.  I'm sure we could come up with a long list.
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2008, 01:52:47 PM »

Top 3

1. Bananarama

2. Milli Vanilli

3. Jessica Simpson's Superbowl sister
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2008, 03:22:09 PM »

Anyone who truly understands the art of singing knows that Celine Dion is a rare form of talent.  Her voice is almost perfect, actually.  She does things with the human voice that are impossible for most singers.  I think what most people tire of is repetition and overexposure to material.  You can hear her voice in shopping malls, grocery stores, TV commercials and in the car all day long, and anyone gets old after a while.

IMO, the worst singer that has ever "made it" by singing is Vince Gill. When I hear his voice I envy the deaf. 

I think John Mayor is a terrible singer as well.  The guy tries way too hard to have soul, but always ends up sounding like he's trying.  He just doesn't "have it".  Yes, I know, I know....he's a great guitarist, but so is Vince Gill.

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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2008, 04:49:40 PM »

The list is endless.
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2008, 05:57:25 PM »

Kenny Chesney, Trace Adkins or Montgomery Gentry; most male 'country' singers make me want to go deaf.

When I sang in school choirs, nasal qualties were avoided...today they are rewarded. 

I wonder if human growth hormones cause nasalocity?  Add to it a muscle sleeveless shirt and

a mullet hairdo.  Ouch.
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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2008, 06:18:33 PM »

When I sang in school choirs, nasal qualties were avoided...today they are rewarded. 

I wonder if human growth hormones cause nasalocity?  Add to it a muscle sleeveless shirt and

a mullet hairdo.  Ouch.

Yeah, those not many of those guys do it for me either. 

One particular "singer" that gets on my nerves is Axl Rose from Guns 'n Roses...man that "voice" of his is really annoying.  Then again, I'm not much of a metal guy but I still liked Robert Plant's voice even though he was a bit much sometimes.  Led Zeppelin was the pre-cursor to almost every metal band out there today and they are still, IMO, the standard by which all of the others are to be judged.
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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2008, 09:56:29 PM »

Led Zeppelin was the pre-cursor to almost every metal band out there today and they are still, IMO, the standard by which all of the others are to be judged.

Yeah, but if I hear one more Englishman sing "Lord, have mercy on me"  (listen up Clapton) I'll be joining the creature and Jeremy 3220 in their requests for deafness.
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« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2008, 10:24:22 PM »

To the Celine Dion fans who responded, allow me to elaborate on my original post. While Celine CAN sing, my problem with her is how she chooses to use her talent. To me, Celine represents the worst excesses of commercialism, alternating between pointless, bombastic vocal pyrotechnics and maudlin, saccharine drenched tripe.  Yeah, she can hit a note, but where's the soul? One gets the sense that everything she records is conceived as a shrewd business transaction, maximizing her bottom line through lowest common denominator product. What I don't hear is art.  It's as if someone like Monet chose to spend his career drawing happy faces and stick people - a tragic waste of talent. I'll change my tune on Celine when she changes her tune (jazz, opera, metal, anything but the drivel she currently produces). And I still find her excruciating.
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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2008, 11:38:20 PM »

To the Celine Dion fans who responded, allow me to elaborate on my original post. While Celine CAN sing, my problem with her is how she chooses to use her talent. To me, Celine represents the worst excesses of commercialism, alternating between pointless, bombastic vocal pyrotechnics and maudlin, saccharine drenched tripe.  Yeah, she can hit a note, but where's the soul? One gets the sense that everything she records is conceived as a shrewd business transaction, maximizing her bottom line through lowest common denominator product. What I don't hear is art.  It's as if someone like Monet chose to spend his career drawing happy faces and stick people - a tragic waste of talent. I'll change my tune on Celine when she changes her tune (jazz, opera, metal, anything but the drivel she currently produces). And I still find her excruciating.
Don't mistake me for a Celine Dion fan.  I detest her music and find her songs to be the equivalent of audio feces.  I don't like that type of music in general.  I also agree that Celine at this point is a mere moneymaking machine.  Big deal. Who cares. All that jazz.  But to deny that she has one of the most amazing voices is crazy.  While I don't like anything she does, I can recognize that she is a rare talent.  It would be great if she'd make some good music, but good music doesn't sell these days. 
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« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2008, 12:09:21 AM »

...audio feces.
 

Is that like, bling for the ears?

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« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2008, 12:15:36 AM »

Is that like, bling for the ears?



More like, dung for the young.
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« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2008, 01:09:39 AM »

More like, dung for the young.

or, crap for the saps
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« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2008, 01:14:47 AM »

....or sh1t makes a hit.   These days, anyway.
 
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« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2008, 01:49:52 AM »

....or sh1t makes a hit.   These days, anyway.
 

I think we better stop. ohmy
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« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2008, 03:22:01 AM »

Well.  I gotta' say that I don't listen to enough of that stuff to formulate a general opinion BUT....of the stuff I do hear in KMart, Menards and/or Walmart...I can readily identify Avril Lavigne, but probably don't know how to spell her name correctly. 

Now...please...I don't wanna' start a flame war that might include mention of her genuine talent for playing instruments or even...maybe...arranging songs.  I'm not a violent guy, but this girls' voice, coupled with the dysfunctional subject matter of her songs and the incredibly over-produced arrangements makes me wanna' smack her a couple times and send her to bed hungry in the hope she gets a life beyond herself.  In my opinion, she's right down there with the scowling rappers peering at me from their CD covers with that God-awful expression of indifference that says, "Screw you!" 

And don't EVEN get me started on Amy W(h)inehouse!?!
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« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2008, 03:31:10 AM »

Well.  I gotta' say that I don't listen to enough of that stuff to formulate a general opinion BUT....of the stuff I do hear in KMart, Menards and/or Walmart...I can readily identify Avril Lavigne, but probably don't know how to spell her name correctly...

What!? you have no taste for the higher arts!
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« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2008, 03:40:56 AM »

It's probably a good thing that the YouTube link doesn't work.    yak
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