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Re: Rolling Stone Top 100 Singers
« Reply #45 on: December 13, 2008, 08:48:35 AM »
Greg Lake doesn't make the "Top 100"? Have they heard Epitaph?

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Re: Rolling Stone Top 100 Singers
« Reply #46 on: December 13, 2008, 11:49:22 AM »
I just got this issue.  Right from the start, placing Ray Charles above Elvis seems just wrong.
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Re: Rolling Stone Top 100 Singers
« Reply #47 on: December 14, 2008, 02:24:44 PM »
I don't see Dana Owens on that list anywhere. She's 1000 times better than half of those people at SINGING.

If you don't know who Dana Owens is...... well.. sorry.
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Re: Rolling Stone Top 100 Singers
« Reply #48 on: December 14, 2008, 02:53:36 PM »
I don't see Dana Owens on that list anywhere. She's 1000 times better than half of those people at SINGING.

If you don't know who Dana Owens is...... well.. sorry.

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Re: Rolling Stone Top 100 Singers
« Reply #49 on: December 14, 2008, 03:34:30 PM »
Lou Reed ranks higher than Karen Carpenter... this is supposed to be a list about who can sing good?

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Re: Rolling Stone Top 100 Singers
« Reply #50 on: December 14, 2008, 10:15:05 PM »
Lou Reed ranks higher than Karen Carpenter... this is supposed to be a list about who can sing good?

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To be English-prickly, I think it is a list of who can sing rock and roll well.  Karen Carpenter sings real treacly/sticky good, but makes my teeth hurt.  The list is just bait for comment.
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Re: Rolling Stone Top 100 Singers
« Reply #51 on: December 15, 2008, 04:34:56 PM »
Lou Reed ranks higher than Karen Carpenter... this is supposed to be a list about who can sing good?

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It seems they are looking for subjective aesthetic choices and individuality rather than technical merit or virtuosity.  You can be a technically lousy singer but still have a great sound, full of character and experience.  You can be a technically great singer but lack artistic integrity or individuality--like the folks on American Idol.  They pick people who have the chops, but who will never make a real mark on music because they lack originality.  Guys like Mick Jagger and Morrissey would never make it past the initial audition on American Idol, and yet what they offer musically is worth so much more 'cause they do it their own way.  They have their influences, but nobody sounds like them.  If all we had were American Idol finalists, music would die.

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