Who's got your favourite voice (singing)?

voices

#1

Posted because I’m listening to Camera Obscura for the first time in ages, and Tracyanne Campbell’s got a proper lovely voice, not sure if it’s my favourite ever ever ever but it’s up there


#2

Probably not my favourite, but I really like Lee Ranaldo’s voice


#3

Mark Lanegan.


#4

Chris Cornell


#5

ones i love, for different reasons:
nina simone
smokey robinson
josephine foster
kurt wagner
britt daniel
d’angelo


#6

she’s got a lovely voice


#7

Yeah Nina Simone’d be right up there, could happily listen to her reading the phonebook


#8

also not conventionally good but chet baker


and sibylle baier
basically i like atonal singers that convey sadness


#9

For various reasons

Thom Yorke

Bjork
Trent Reznor
Lou Rhodes (from Lamb)
Raekwon


#10

Another vote for Tracyanne Cool Water


#11

And I love the way that Alan and Mimi’s voices work together. Here’s a good example:


#12

Naomi Yang from Galaxie 500. Dean Wareham too actually.

Nancy Whang is a favourite as well. Really like her on the Shit Robot/The Juan MacLean stuff.

Who else? Genuinely love Malkmus’ voice on ‘Brighten The Corners’. Dylan’s voice around the Rolling Thunder period is a personal favourite as well.


#13

#14

Elizabeth Fraser is up there. Totally unique.


#15

Joanna Newsom post-polyp and (it’s) live.


#16

Oberst in full lovers turn into monsters mode


#17

Sam Cooke is the answer

Levi Stubbs an honourable mention


#18

Oh no wait, Crispin Glover


#19

This to Sam Cooke, what a voice, love him!


#20

Seems completely effortless and suits any mood