Are there any good singers these days?

I had to listen to Beyonce while waiting at the car wash the other day. It was rather unpleasant. I was wondering why do people like to listen to her. I guess it's relative, I am not aware of any pop singers that are any good nowadays. I played some Angela Bofil to get the crud out of my ears. She had an amazing voice, something that was not so rare last century. Is there anybody out there? now that yooz find impressive?
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  • LegenderLegender Posts: 476
    That is one wide open question...and I certainly understand where you're coming from. I grew up on pop music when you could still hear and understand most of the words and they weren't just screaming or rapping.
    I long for smooth, harmonizing vocals and lean toward Pentatonix, Home Free and Straight no chaser for acappella. check them on you tube if you've not heard of them. Home Free's version of Ring of Fire will test your bass a bit.
    I've transitioned from pop/rock to country to get less instruments and more voice in the picture.
    Still like the sultry voices of Diana, Eva, and the like. Marc Cohn and similar artists as well as some Christian music that has the balance (to me) of voice and instruments. I'll be checking on this thread to see what others contribute.
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,061
    I'll admit that I don't love Beyonce's music, but calling her VOICE unpleasant is a rather strange comment. I mean, to some extent all pleasure is subjective, maybe you like to drink motor oil and get punched in the face for fun. But if you're saying that her voice isn't technically proficient, well that would be wrong, unless you only count opera singers as technically proficient (she has a 4 octave range, excellent vibrato, she can belt it out while maintaining excellent tone, etc.). I personally really don't care for operatic singing, My wife is a classically trained vocalist, and when she did musicals/operettas and recitals in college I didn't even love the way she sang those compared to the way she sings when we do pop stuff together, and she's hot and I was in college lol...

    So sorry, if opera is your standard then I got nothing...
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,014
    edited May 2018
    @rooferto Beyonce couldn't sing if she had Billie Holiday stuck in her throat!

    Dude, I was just saying I found nothing interesting nor pleasurable about her singing so you can calm down Jayzee!

    Oh and Angela Bofil is not opera.
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,545
    Does Amy Winehouse count as "these days"?

    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,014
    She was pretty good, so was that chick from The Ramones.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,061
    No you calm down!!!

    So most of the female singers I like are blues/soul/R&B singers. She doesn't have great range, but I really like several of Joss Stone's albums.
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,061
    edited May 2018
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,014
    Not sure if I've listened to Joss Stone. You got an album I can borrow?
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,545
    I haven't heard but that one Hello song but I've read Adele is good.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,014
    edited May 2018
    If you do, can you drop it off? I'm buying the motor oil! Do you like your 10 40 shaken or stirred?
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,061
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Not sure if I've listened to Joss Stone. You got an album I can borrow?

    Only if you're NOT my friend!

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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,014
    NM she's on my Jeff Beck blew ray.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,061
    One of my absolute favorite folk groups:

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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,061
    Andra Day's first album was VERY impressive:

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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,014
    Ewww! Jeff Beck went on that show?

  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,061
    edited May 2018


    I could keep going for hours, but I have to get some work done today lol. We live in an era of peak tv and peak popular music, just so much great stuff to choose from...
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  • AsSiMiLaTeDAsSiMiLaTeD Posts: 11,717
    Samantha Fish
  • LegenderLegender Posts: 476

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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,699
    Laura Fygi has my heart. I stumbled upon her Bewitched CD at FYE, I cannot stop play it. I'm on the hunt for her other recordings. There are many. Although, her Bewitched cd seems in abundant supply

    Here is a (poor) recording, but you'll get the idea



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  • Jimbo18Jimbo18 Posts: 1,947
    Adele
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,219
    Biggest problem with Adele, is she needs to fire all her recording studio masters....If you have revealing speakers, sounds not so good
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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,020
    Love Wailin Jenny's and Ruth Moody

    Give Sarah Jarosz

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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,020
    or

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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,014
    That's a cool ukulele
  • verbverb Posts: 4,799
    I've been enjoying as of late Amy Lee from Evanesence. Their latest effort -
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    And remix with symphonic accompaniments:
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,061
    Have seen Sarah Jarosz live, wow she can play!!! And I really do enjoy her voice, despite her lack of depth and range.

    My fav concert video of hers:

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,690
    Beth Gibbons.
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,061
    Adele’s royal Albert hall live disc is MUCH better SQ than the studio versions. Much more dynamic range:

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