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The Dismemberment plan
Steve from TAAS is incredible.
Neutral Milk Hotel
Hope of the States
they would have been so much better without the out of tune croaky vocals stuck on top of some really good music.
bizarre mid-Atlantic out of tune thing
When his voice cracks on a high note - that's why we listen to it in the first place!
People are strange.
from forward russia?
without the crazy voice man I'd never have paid them any attention.
the way they play off each other on Reach a Bit Further is fucking beautiful. God I love them both.
Hayden's voice on His Grinning Skull is fucking amazing.
& plenty of emo bands could be good with less whiney/hackneyed singers.
A Silver Mt. Zion could tell Efrim to shut the fuck up, and just play his guitar, i'd be a much bigger fan these days.
If they fucked Borrell off (and he took his tunes with him)
Would you really want that?
i like the songs but morriseys voice and pervading smugness is something which i'm rarely in the mood for
Surely one of The most insecure, self-deprecating artists around?
but you are batshit crazy.
adding to agreement shocker
Deerhoof is a good call.
and then realising the thread is three and a half years old and you posted the exact same response at the time.
Are you freaking nuts?
I love his stuttering falsetto. It's like the guy from Shudder To Think. Brilliant vocals.
I also disagree with Los Camp- I quite like the vocals, it's the plinky keys, violin and xylophone which annoy me beyond belief most of the time.
I might like Volcano! a whole lot more if their vocalist wasn't so awful.
struggle to separate all those horrid diy-indie factors out from one another sometimes...
Someone needs to make them reform now.
in the Dismemberment Plan and Johnny Foreigner. Although I can see how the latter might be an acquired taste.
I've learned to live with the vocals in the Wave Pictures but they still make it hard to listen to more than a few songs at once.
i'd like rolo tomassi more if they fired their synth player
it sounds really emo live
"I'd like band X if they weren't actually band X".
for example, the smiths: a lot of people like johnny marr's arrangements but can't abide morrissey. i find this perfectly understandable
Personally, I don't think they'd be half as good without that singer.
I fucking LOVE the music, Dave Knudson is a hero of mine, but that spanner drawling on tunelessly about how cool and bohemian his life is makes me a saaaaaaaaad panda.
but just no.
And yes to art brut.
those songs are too looooooong for all that screaming/bellowing. there's a reason most good hardcore tracks are 2 minutes or less
He's fantastic, don't get why people dislike the vocals so much - it suits the music perfectly.
I can see why they would start to annoy people when they write long songs without much break from his voice which can sound like a bit of a parody of a large man barking sometimes. They generally work better when played off other vocals, like in Queen of Hearts.
I think his vocals are great, but they are probably the weakest part of the band? He makes up for it by being a charismatic stage presence and all-around top bloke but yeah
their singer is rubbish!
Decent band there, solid rhythm section. Bono isn't a great lyricist, I don't like his voice much tbf. So take the other three and chuck any other singer on top, and you've got a winner. Bono can go be a private equity guy (his firm made something like $1.5bn from the Facebook IPO), and Chris Cornell can front U2 instead. Call it SoU2dgarden. WIN.
I know this is an old thread (why is IvanIvanov doing all this bumping?) but I don't really care.
I swear, I increasingly find that I'll hear about some hot new band, the description sounds like exactly the kind of stuff I'm into, the song starts, the music's doing it for me and then... flop, Bland Vocalist X starts warbling away and I lose all interest...
were so much better as Audioslave
God knows what this relic was all about...
Led Zep is a surprisingly good call too
I like Rodger Daltrey but he was the weak link. I'd also love to hear what Led Zeppelin would sound like if they went with their original choice of Steve Marriot
I'll go with U2
but HOTS is my stock answer for this.
And Rod Stewart.
Led Zep without Plant would be a fucking disaster. Stop being silly.
Plant's classic, and integral to the LZ sound, but that doesn't mean he couldn't be improved on.
Personally I like his voice, but often hate his little embellishments & vocal stylings, which probably sounded cool in 1975 but can be really toe-curling these days. All the bay-be bay-be bay-bes and uh-uh-uh-uhs, to say nothing of the thoughtful asides where he ruminates on the profundity of his own (desperately shitty) lyrics. Think the version of Stairway To Heaven on The Song Remains the Same soundtrack.
I mean he's OK, but generally speaking if there's a moment in a Led Zep song where I'm having problems (and there are plenty of those), it's always because of something Plant's doing.
would be so much better if Adam Woolway stopped trying to be Win Butler.
I'm not saying I don't love them, but I'd love them a whole lot more if they stopped inviting Horace Andy doing that warbly voice thing on their albums.
Shit-hot rhythm section, then they go & let that prick Weller stick his horrible Arthur Mullard-esque bellow all over the top. Awful.