Most annoying vocal performance


#1

I’ve just heard Lenny Kravitz on the radio doing What Goes Around Comes Around. Currently this is my second most annoying vocal on a record after Pink Floyd’s The Great Gig in the Sky.


#2

Everytime Ed Sheeran raps


#3

Anything by Sia


#4

Paloma Faith


#5

Jennifer Lopez


#6

that WHY-AYE-AYE-AYE part of Duran Duran’s Reflex.


#7

M People and Anastacia


#8

The chorus of “Tonight, Tonight” by The Smashing Pumpkins.


#9

Crazy Frog


#10

counteroffer: KILLER IN MEEEEEE IS THE KILLER IN YOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUU


#11

I’ve got a fairly high tolerance for “acquired taste” voices (NMH, Newsom, Colin Meloy). But Corgan is a step too far, Clive.


#12

Right now, as I type, I am being (very) annoyed by Benjamin Clementine’s voice, streaming on NPR. I will endure to the bitter end … but I Tell A Fly is unlikely to be on rotation on its release.


#13

YOU’VE GOT TO REEEEEAAAAAPPPPPPP


#14

every nasally early-00s Pop Punk/Alt. Rock hit


#15

All those fuck-off Joy division wannabe bands - editors, interpol, the lot of 'em


#16

As a Scot, I really can’t stand vocals which have an affected, faux-earnest, mimsy Scottish twang (see Frightened Rabbit, Fatherson, Twin Atlantic etc etc). Don’t mind Biffy Clyro and The Twilight Sad as much as the aforementioned, for some reason.


#17

Lana Del Rey when she attempts to go for high notes but sounds vocal fry as fuck.


#18

Normally a big fan of vocalists who aren’t technically gifted singers but there is a limit and that limit’s name is Laurel Halo.

Laurel, I love your production and instrumental work, but urrrggghhhhhh that LP with the crazy japanese artwork cover… JFC


#19

I’ve never understood how Firework by Katy Perry was considered fit for release, the fucking bellowing on the chorus is one of the worst things I’ve ever heard


#20

people who aren’t american singing in american accents, so basically 95% of recorded music