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Old 6th January 2012 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Murphster View Post
Don't be negative!

I actually liked the voice, it has a certain "un-manufactured" style which I think can sound excellent matched with the right songs - though it does need to be the right songs with a more gritty down to earth arrangement.

Have you never heard of Badly Drawn Boy? There is a songwriter who has done pretty well for himself despite having a voice that is very unremarkable. As I said earlier, this track does remind me in some ways of Badly Drawn Boy.

I can't listen to stuff like this personally, what's the sense in having good musicianship and a decent melody if you're going to put off key or flat vocals on top of it? To me it would be like the guitar solo going in and out of key. Vocals are just another instrument in the whole scheme of things, and should be as high quality as everything else on the track.