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
Probably not my favourite, but I really like Lee Ranaldo’s voice
ones i love, for different reasons:
she’s got a lovely voice
Yeah Nina Simone’d be right up there, could happily listen to her reading the phonebook
also not conventionally good but chet baker
and sibylle baier
basically i like atonal singers that convey sadness
For various reasons
Lou Rhodes (from Lamb)
Another vote for Tracyanne Cool Water
And I love the way that Alan and Mimi’s voices work together. Here’s a good example:
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.
Elizabeth Fraser is up there. Totally unique.
Joanna Newsom post-polyp and (it’s) live.
Oberst in full lovers turn into monsters mode
Sam Cooke is the answer
Levi Stubbs an honourable mention
Oh no wait, Crispin Glover
This to Sam Cooke, what a voice, love him!
Seems completely effortless and suits any mood