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Old 21st July 2019
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Melisma is the throat disease of the current age.
And that of the 12th Century.

Fashions and styles change.
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Old 21st July 2019
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I love this so much! Yeah, get out of here, you stupid cloud.
Old 21st July 2019
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I remember a similar phase when adele was new and 'upcoming' more so with females than males, basically I've concluded that people are sheep and instead of being original they'd rather copy somebody else, people are very rarely unique anymore, they have too much fear of failure to do that. It's not just singers by the way, musicians are doing it as well, it's weird that we live in an age where being different is frowned upon and copying somebody else is what's expected. I wish more engineers would stop using auto-tune as well even if it is the 'normal' and 'accepted' thing to do.
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Old 21st July 2019
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Can we move this to the Moan Zone? You guys sound like my dad lol.

There’s amazing music coming from all sides, the recording quality has never been better, the musicianship of popular musicians has reached new heights in the last decade or so, and it’s easier than ever to find said music.

Stop looking at the top 40, which has always mostly been “the same”. Go back to any year you like, and most top 40 was vapid sappy stuff nobody remembers 10 years on.
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Old 21st July 2019
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Something original comes up once every 10years or so. What do we get then? A gazzilion copycats.

Anyone remember the awful singer Eddie Vedder!?? God the aftermath

It's trends its gonna die out but I get what you're saying. I don't like it either. I like to listen to voices that use their real voice not some artifical monkey that thinks it's his/hers real voice because they've been doing the act for so long.
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Old 21st July 2019
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I'd ignore all the awful pop singing and stop complaining like the old fart I am . . . but I'm constantly bombarded with this audible toxic waste in every store/airport/elevator - even open air mall - that I go to. It's like a noxious gas that permeates the modern world . . . ha! like agent Smith says in the Matrix "I can't stand it any longer. It's the smell, if there is such a thing".
Old 21st July 2019
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... like agent Smith says in the Matrix "I can't stand it any longer. It's the smell, if there is such a thing".
Ever notice how all Staples stores smell the same? It's kinda like the new carpet pad in a freshly built-out office. I wonder if it's some kind of "Brand Aroma."
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Old 21st July 2019
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I'd ignore all the awful pop singing and stop complaining like the old fart I am . . . but I'm constantly bombarded with this audible toxic waste in every store/airport/elevator - even open air mall - that I go to. It's like a noxious gas that permeates the modern world . . . ha! like agent Smith says in the Matrix "I can't stand it any longer. It's the smell, if there is such a thing".
Unlike Agent Smith, you can block it out through the use of headphones.

I have my SE535s on me most of the time when I’m outside. Sometimes they’re even off and they act as earplugs, sometimes I put on the sound of rain to drown out sound (I can’t believe something as nondescript is as good at blocking speech as it is).

You could even use that time to discover some of the amazing music being made today...
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Old 22nd July 2019
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Was being bombarded by current top 40 country auto tuned mess at dinner tonight. All of the harmonies sounded like one of these little Magnus chord organs we had when I was a kid.
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Old 22nd July 2019
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Was being bombarded by current top 40 country auto tuned mess at dinner tonight. All of the harmonies sounded like one of these little Magnus chord organs we had when I was a kid.
"The singer doesn't do harmonies, so we made all those harmonies by Melodyning the lead vocal."- someone to me just the other day
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Old 22nd July 2019
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Few years back I noticed that singers started singing with their hands. Vocal take and instantly the arms start moving as if they're singing or signing the tune with hand language? What's up with that? But it just kept happening kinda like Elvis swinging his hips to the tune.
I figure it being harmless but annoys me to no end. Also noticed more and more zingers who won't do S sound. It became Z sound.
Zo zoft zpoken and ztanding ztill. I thought it was me but nope they zing Z's.
Now I need a De-ezzer
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Old 22nd July 2019
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I know a singer with a few "quirks." For example one of his lyrics is "Lord, them" but he sings "Lawdem." It's kind of funny. Trying to sound country or something. I think Bob Dylan did a lot of that.
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Old 22nd July 2019
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This past week I've remembered my love for Timber Timbre, a band whose singer sounds like he grew up in Memphis next to Elvis even though he's from Toronto. Doesn't make me love them any less.
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Old 22nd July 2019
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I never ever heard of these "singers" before and now when I listened to some of examples youve guys posted, thank God I never heard them before and after this, I never ever will again.
Old 22nd July 2019
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This thread inspired me to listen to Billie Holiday.

It occurs to me that Jeff Buckley (Hallelujah, etc) was an early proponent of this singing style, which I assume he got from Billie and other jazz singers.
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Old 22nd July 2019
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Here is a real doozie, i dare you to get through this,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,https://youtu.be/xq866Q7GUlc
Old 22nd July 2019
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Here is a real doozie, i dare you to get through this,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,https://youtu.be/xq866Q7GUlc
25 seconds or so. Do I win?
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Old 22nd July 2019
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Here is a real doozie, i dare you to get through this,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,https://youtu.be/xq866Q7GUlc
Wow. Printing the lyrics on the screen like that really drives them home like ooh la la la, yeah no.
Old 22nd July 2019
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25 seconds or so. Do I win?
You easily outlasted me. I almost didn’t even get to the lyrics.
Old 22nd July 2019
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Just seeing more and more of this.
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Old 22nd July 2019
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Just seeing more and more of this.
Oh c'mon. You have to admit that video was just awful! I mean, objectively, by any standard of human decency - awful!

That video has the same effect on human hearing as does:

- nails on a blackboard
- pieces of styrofoam in the back of your car rubbing together
- Yoko Ono singing anything
- the shriek of the Nazgul
- Michael Bolton singing anything
- you dog licking it's arse in the middle of the night
- Yoko Ono singing anything
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Old 22nd July 2019
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Just seeing more and more of this.
That cloud would have been weeping too.
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Old 22nd July 2019
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Just seeing more and more of this.
Ehh, if we're dissatisfied, I suppose it's not bad to complain somewhere, considering we're bombarded by all this music in popular media and in public by store speakers and the like. It's okay to react when it's pushed in your face so much.

The other thing too is that I'm not even old .... Well, I'm 26, and I do sometimes feel old when I think about the zoomer generation. But still, not that old ... and I can feel my stress and anger levels rise anytime an ad plays on the internet with this style of music.
Old 22nd July 2019
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This past week I've remembered my love for Timber Timbre, a band whose singer sounds like he grew up in Memphis next to Elvis even though he's from Toronto. Doesn't make me love them any less.
He did that intentionally I think- particularly on Creep On Creeping On (fantastic tune!). EDIT: great lyrics too!


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Wow. Printing the lyrics on the screen like that really drives them home like ooh la la la, yeah no.
Subtitles so you can understand the English.

Last edited by MikeInOttawa; 22nd July 2019 at 11:44 PM..
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Old 22nd July 2019
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Few years back I noticed that singers started singing with their hands. Vocal take and instantly the arms start moving as if they're singing or signing the tune with hand language? What's up with that? But it just kept happening kinda like Elvis swinging his hips to the tune.
I figure it being harmless but annoys me to no end. Also noticed more and more zingers who won't do S sound. It became Z sound.
Zo zoft zpoken and ztanding ztill. I thought it was me but nope they zing Z's.
Now I need a De-ezzer
sometimes i get a chuckle from singers, but i promis if the singer stood like a ridgid timber, well they would not be singer for money very long.
singers that move around cretae excitment and help draw in the listener.
IMHO
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Old 22nd July 2019
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Oh c'mon. You have to admit that video was just awful! I mean, objectively, by any standard of human decency - awful!

That video has the same effect on human hearing as does:

- nails on a blackboard
- pieces of styrofoam in the back of your car rubbing together
- Yoko Ono singing anything
- the shriek of the Nazgul
- Michael Bolton singing anything
- you dog licking it's arse in the middle of the night
- Yoko Ono singing anything
That's a modern argument tactic.

If somone agrees with your crazy idea--great! If someone disagrees with your crazy idea in any way--they're crazy!

It's the perfect argument because you can never be wrong. Everyone else is wrong every time. It's impenetrable. You get to live inside your bubble, or your echo chamber with your friends that think the same as you.
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Old 22nd July 2019
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sometimes i get a chuckle from singers, but i promis if the singer stood like a ridgid timber, well they would not be singer for money very long.
singers that move around cretae excitment and help draw in the listener.
IMHO
Heck, let's cut to the chase:

Modern "pop" singers might have good pipes (Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, etc.) but then their voices are so processed as to make it almost not a factor. The real reason these young women are stars is the dancing, the sultry poses and sheer clothing . . . it's about the video. A lot of it is just well-produced soft-core porn.

Pretty face + Autotune + dance moves = star.
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Old 22nd July 2019
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That's a modern argument tactic.

If somone agrees with your crazy idea--great! If someone disagrees with your crazy idea in any way--they're crazy!

It's the perfect argument because you can never be wrong. Everyone else is wrong every time. It's impenetrable. You get to live inside your bubble, or your echo chamber with your friends that think the same as you.
Oh jeez, monk . . . you should know by now that half my posts are tongue in cheek!

Plus, I thought the "shriek of the Nazgul" was kinda funny.

Oh hell, now I see that you my post. Don't mess with my head.
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Old 22nd July 2019
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I wish Frank Zappa were still around to give his opinion on the current state of pop music. Not because I wonder what his opinion would be, but because I would want to hear the colorful language used to describe it.
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Old 22nd July 2019
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Just seeing more and more of this.
the cloud deserved it
it was singing with that creepy vocal affectation
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