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does anyone else find her voice far too grating to enjoy the obviously above par song craft?
You are silly-eared
but most of the time it makes me incredibly angry. a bit like Coco Rosie.
..to stop listening to music, and find another hobby.
someone farting through a cat's larynx!
Well have you?
It really doesn't sound like that.
i'm not a mega fan and therefore have not.
but, simply from what i've heard, that voice kills me. ok for a bit, bad after a while.
but maybe that's just the older material? i'm open to reassessing my decision.
in your promiscuity thanks all the same.
i still think that your acusation of my 'posting crap' was bogus. surely my opinion wasn't too closed minded as to cause such offence.
you make it seem like any material but her album is invalid. i was giving an opinion based on my experience.
but a properly informed opinion is preferable to an opinion based on limited experience. i've no doubt that you'll think her voice has 'improved' from material on the 'Milk-Eyed Mender', which I assume is the material upon which you've made your opinion. You should try listening to 'Ys' - hyped it may be but it is magical and magnificent.
on Jools Holland, too self consciously quirky. I might DOWNLOAD this to see what the fuss is about though.
It's totally obvious to anyone prepared to put the time and effort in that her voice comes totally from the heart.
My vocabularly is obviously pants.
she sounds like one of the little rascals. One of the most grating things I've ever heard. A shame really because the surrounding music sounds rather delightful.
Her voice and childish affectations make a huge amount of sense in the context of Ys.
Regina Spektor, Bjork, Anthony Hegarty, Banhart I love to bits but I'm yet to warm to her.
It IS self consciously quirky. As is Spektor and Banhart's at times. It's not always a bad thing but it has to work which so far it hasn't for me. I'll try and hear Ys though.
THAT'S A LOAD OF BOLLOCKS...
there is no way that's her "natural" singing voice.
It's not bad admitting you put on a voice for singing. Bjork does the whole extendo-vowel thing and uses it to great effect.
its fun! I especially like the choir of joannas on peach plum pear
an absolutely gorgeous one.
And eventually, you wouldn't have it any other way.
her voice could be described as 'self-consciously quirky'. if anything, its one of the most natural i've heard. in that it's absolutely unpretentious. banhart's is a bit quirky, but not newsom's, no no.
2.onscious of oneself or one's own being
There's no way she naturally sings like that. She didn't listen back to the first time she sang like it and not go "hee hee"
I'm not saying it's a bad thing or that it isn't NOW her sort-of natural voice cos she's developed it but it does mean she's an aquired taste which I have yet to...aquire.
i have no idea how you can say it's the 'most natural' voice you've heard. that is a ridiculous thing to say. just stupid.
i understand your point, that's it's refreshing to hear someone doing it how the hell they want to. and i sure respect that.
but it isn't less quirky than banhart's.
i don't hjate her voice or anything though, just to reiterate, it just really gets to me after a song or two.
it's gotten better on 'Ys'. her grasp of inflection is stunning.
you are silly and are not allowed a biscuit.
well maybe just one.
At the end of the day, it's just his opinion. There's no right or wrong about it. Personal preference, innit.
I like it, though I'm yet to hear all the songs off Ys.