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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-03-06 11:53 PM
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Least passionate singer?
Aw, what the heck. Seein' as we have a thread on "most passionate singer," I thought it would be fun to do the obvious opposite in all seriousness instead of the usual tongue in cheek.

There's a style of singing that I actually like, and it's certainly the opposite of passionate. It's as if the vocalist is too tired or too bored to be bothered with screaming, howling or wailing. You know, like the vocals on Voivod's cover of the Batman theme song.

So name some that you actually like. I'll start it off: Beck.
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-03-06 11:54 PM
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1. Perry Como
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:23 AM
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9. Heh. ;) -nt
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:35 AM
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13. tee hee SCTV once did a hilarious skit entitled "Perry Como is still
alive". It featured all his hits. :D
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:40 AM
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14. Rick Moranis as Perry Como?
I think I remember that.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:45 AM
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15. yep.
a singing corpse. }(
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:46 AM
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16. I agree with you
Perry Como gave new meaning to the word "relaxed"
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Droopy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-03-06 11:55 PM
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2. That dude from radiohead
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:23 AM
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10. Good answer -nt
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-03-06 11:57 PM
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3. Kevin Cronin of REO Dumptruck
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 12:14 AM
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7. ...
:rofl:

"Ridin' the Dirt Out."
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 01:18 PM
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30. OMG
:spray:

HAHA!

:rofl: :rofl:
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:08 PM
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32. You are banned from Central Illinois!!!
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:43 PM
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33. Who cares what the provinces think?
*dons asbestos suit*
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 12:07 AM
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4. Spice Girls
I don't actually like them, BTW, that was just who came to mind.
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:24 AM
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11. Bad, yes, dispassionate, no.
Try another answer. ;)
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 12:11 AM
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5. Lou Reed
And he's always beem one of my favorite "singers"..
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 12:13 AM
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6. That I actually like? Hmm...
Maybe Paul Banks of Interpol.
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Alexodin Donating Member (243 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 12:21 AM
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8. Mike Douglas
hands down the least passionate singer of all time. His completely uninspired rendition of You Are My Sunshine couldn't hold a candle to The Doors.
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:36 AM
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12. The lead singer of Cake
Well, if his vocals count as singing; they're probably more like talking.
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Ava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:53 AM
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19. he has more songs when he sings.
i love cake! don't talk bad about them! ;)

no really, he has some slower songs where he actually sings. all of their up-beat songs are the ones that get played though.
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:15 AM
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22. It's not that I don't like them
I've just always thought, at least based on what I've heard by them, that he always sounded very uninterested in what he was singing. I just thought of that as being part of the group's style. I actually like several songs by Cake.
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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:55 AM
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21. Awww cmon, Italian Leather Sofa is great
She doesn't care
whether or not he's a good man
she doesn't care as long as she's still got her friends...
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:48 AM
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17. Wilson Phillips
I realize that's a group, not an individual singer but all their songs sound like elevator music to me, just emotionless, atonal droning.
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Ava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:52 AM
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18. i can't stand passionate singers that suck
for example, that guy from "creed." i always hated that group but especially him. he would get all into himself during the song with these weird looks on his face - which wouldn't be so bad if he could carry a tune!
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:54 AM
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20. Eddie Vedder
that faux-warbly "soulful" voice is so contrived and annoying. I've rather listen to the cat-going-through-a-meatgrinder whine of Billy Corgan than hear Eddie butcher another fake-hard-rock "masterpiece".
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 01:11 PM
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28. Not contrived or annoying to me
Very cool voice - much better than the emo wailers that are around today.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:29 AM
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23. Mariah Carey
:hide:
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:44 PM
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34. Bad != dispassionate.
Besides, we're looking for dispassionate singers that you actually like.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:59 PM
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35. Mariah's decent
Not passionless IMO, but not Whitney either. Never been a fan of Mariah's voice.
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 11:53 AM
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24. Carrie Underwood
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 11:56 AM
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25. Me
I win
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Tom_Foolery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 12:29 PM
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26. Leon Redbone. n/t
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 12:52 PM
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27. Margo Timmons of the Cowboy Junkies.
Beautiful lady and a group with some cool songs, but man! she just can-NOT put any oomph into her singing. I usually fall asleep listening to them.

OTOH, their album, The Caution Horses, is one of the best f*ck albums of all time! :evilgrin:
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 01:16 PM
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29. Since the topic is about ones I like
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 01:40 PM by mvd
Avril Lavigne (kind of a not a care voice that's quite effective)

Lead singer of The Strokes

On edit: and Liz Phair! Her flat voice doesn't sound disinterested.

One I don't like would be the lead singer of the Arctic Monkeys.

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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 01:58 PM
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31. Aschcroft.
"Let the Eagle Soar"

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