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BAMAPHIN 22
04-22-2008, 02:12 PM
10) Celine Dion (http://us.lrd.yahoo.com/_ylt=AqNLNRpJ9zrHLQDxRAvnPRDLwSUv/SIG=11jnplao0/**http%3A//music.yahoo.com/ar-313262---Celine-Dion): I know there are millions of people who would beg to disagree, but let's get real, people. She sings 15 notes where one would suffice and turns every song into an anthem for self-empowerment. It's like getting an hour of Oprah condensed into four minutes. She sings. It's time to start the lawnmower.

9) John Mayer (http://us.lrd.yahoo.com/_ylt=AtgWNmYOCcq5OX1_tTGCp_7LwSUv/SIG=11iur444u/**http%3A//music.yahoo.com/ar-286107---John-Mayer): Young people are impressionable. I'm not sure where John Mayer learned his vocal craft. I hesitate to call it singing. It's more like whimpering. And for some reason, this has become a trend not stopping anytime soon. As you'll sadly learn as we go further down this list.

8) Conor Oberst (http://us.lrd.yahoo.com/_ylt=Au1Tvu2_z03nv2hQRccJ6ZXLwSUv/SIG=117ca9v8o/**http%3A//www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll): As the wunderkind who leads Bright Eyes, Conor Oberst was given a certain amount of leeway since he was a young teen when he started out and his precious singing--so sensitive and intimate you could hear the post-nasal drip--was mistaken as precocious. Well, he's in his 20s now and he still sounds like he's swimming back to the womb for protection from this hard, harsh world. Come on buddy, stand up straight and stop trying to imitate the Cure's Robert Smith. He got there first. And even he must know he sounds a little silly.

7) Lily Allen (http://us.lrd.yahoo.com/_ylt=AnWRM3D3HA5UfE69MjByLVrLwSUv/SIG=11kh208hp/**http%3A//music.yahoo.com/ar-32842524---Lily-Allen): Contrary to this column, I want to like fresh, young talent. I want to hear singers bring true commitment to their material. The first time I heard Lily Allen I thought it was quaint. Then it seemed every young female singer was determined to sing just like her, as if they're running out of air in their lungs and have to get back to the respirator before the next verse begins. Sure, she's bouncy and spunky. But if I might quote what Lou Grant once told Mary Tyler Moore: I HATE SPUNK.

6) Devendra Banhart / Tiny Tim (http://us.lrd.yahoo.com/_ylt=AnOe.CUd_pWhV_KIDt40x6vLwSUv/SIG=11gftkuee/**http%3A//music.yahoo.com/ar-267308---Tiny-Tim): I'm not convinced they're not the same person. Tiny Tim was a novelty item singing with that stupid ukulele something about tiptoeing through the tulips. Anyone with any half sense would know it was novelty item that shouldn't be used as the basis for an entire recording career. And for thirty years, it wasn't, until freaky-folk dude Devendra Banhart showed up and started warbling in that unlistenable, untrained vibrato the kind of nonsensical lyrics that didn't sound all that great back when people were taking the kinds of drugs you're supposed to be on in order to enjoy it.

5) James Blunt (http://us.lrd.yahoo.com/_ylt=Aj.gtvJoFSjDk6krk8kMCijLwSUv/SIG=11kk2mg7r/**http%3A//music.yahoo.com/ar-8190206---James-Blunt): All this talk in the media about whether or not waterboarding is torture is moot. Forcing anyone to listen to "Beautiful" on repeat constitutes torture. You want my darkest, deepest secrets? This guy's quivering voice gets you my social security number, my mother's maiden name, my personal PIN and any random government secrets I'm currently harboring.


Frankie Valli (http://us.lrd.yahoo.com/_ylt=Aob2O1oSVHy52CX9NrfyvebLwSUv/SIG=11lr3eb2e/**http%3A//music.yahoo.com/ar-269704---Frankie-Valli): Frankie Valli was a hero to some back in his day. I grant you this. He was consistent! He consistently sang in a voice designed to send dogs running for cover and perfect for breaking glass. "Rag Doll, " "Sherry," "Dawn," "Big Girls Don't Cry," the list is enormous. He very well could be tried as a war criminal. Who would object? Seriously? Who?

Billy Corgan (http://us.lrd.yahoo.com/_ylt=ArnXLjgRo6mE0L3Rwz5VXFzLwSUv/SIG=11ks6cuff/**http%3A//music.yahoo.com/ar-306676---Billy-Corgan) (Smashing Pumpkins): Yes, despite all his rage he's still just a rat in a cage. Unfortunately, that cage came with a microphone for him to transmit his Smashing Pumpkins hits to a helpless, hapless world at large. While Billy could orchestrate grand walls of guitar and write albums of endless tuneage, he insisted on singing it himself. Except this is not singing in any conventional sense, but rather the sound of a petulant, whiny child. This is what happens when parents don't tell their kids to shut up often enough. Children need to know you don't like them.


2) Scott Stapp (Creed) (http://us.lrd.yahoo.com/_ylt=ApAWxwcgzde6TtFmxn44OtbLwSUv/SIG=11jtucsq9/**http%3A//music.yahoo.com/ar-311613---Scott-Stapp): We could probably start laying the blame on Bono, Eddie Vedder, Jim Morrison and that guy from Blood, Sweat and Tears, but in the end it's Scott Stapp who epitomizes that macho bellow that sounds like a man who's gone overboard at the All-You-Can-Eat Buffet and has just received spiritual orders to let everyone know they're going to hell if they don't save themselves somehow. His spiritual torment becomes your problem. Thanks, pal.


1) Michael Bolton (http://us.lrd.yahoo.com/_ylt=ArxZ6rBE2E_dugL01CRw5UnLwSUv/SIG=11mgvie8h/**http%3A//music.yahoo.com/ar-272125---Michael-Bolton): OK, this was easy. C'mon, you knew Mr. Bolton would top the list. Who else can take a love song and turn it into a hernia? When a man loves a woman he doesn't do so by screaming in her ear--so why should it be acceptable for a man to sing a sensitive love song as if he's directing traffic for the hearing impaired? R&B classics deserve their place in musical history and should be protected from this man's desecration of all that is holy. It's only right. Let's make it a law.


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Dolphin1184
04-23-2008, 04:25 AM
What Frankie Valli is doing in this list is beyond me.

Miamian
04-23-2008, 05:25 AM
George Michael is not on that list? He must be the worst thing that's ever come out of England.

Roman529
04-24-2008, 02:52 AM
I would add:

1. Christina Aguilera (I dont get it???)
2. Bob Dylan (sorry, good songwriter, but can't sing)
3. Liberace (slghtly ghey,,,,not that there's anything wrong with that).
4. Bjork (Ever listened to the Icelandic language???)
5. Janis Joplin (my nomination for ugliest singer as well) :lol:

I agree, no way Franki Valli should be on that list.

SpurzN703
04-24-2008, 09:41 AM
How about crackhead Amy Winehouse?

Dolphins7273
04-24-2008, 11:04 AM
I would add Shakira. She sounds like a freakin' yodeler!

DolFan74
04-25-2008, 02:59 PM
FV shouldnt be on the list. I will agree with the rest of that list and Romans(except Christina & Joplin)

Beyonce Knowles might be fine, but she annoys the heck out of me with her bellowing. So I'll add her.

Vaark
04-29-2008, 02:27 PM
Curt Cobain

FinsNCanes
04-30-2008, 12:31 AM
Huh..

Suprised Ashley Simpson isn't on there. Her voice alone is annoying.

DolFan74
04-30-2008, 09:58 AM
Huh..

Suprised Ashley Simpson isn't on there. Her voice alone is annoying.
Didnt realise she could sing lol.:sidelol:

FINdestructible
04-30-2008, 11:08 AM
I would add Shakira. She sounds like a freakin' yodeler!

Agreed. ALL her songs sound exactly the same with that chant of her's. She's got a smoking body though. :tongue:

SpurzN703
04-30-2008, 03:44 PM
Huh..

Suprised Ashley Simpson isn't on there. Her voice alone is annoying.

I believe the term is "I'd still hit it".

:up:

cltchperf
05-18-2008, 02:51 PM
I guess this goes to show, that one doesn't necessarily have to have a good singing voice to be successful musically, but have the music to fit their voice or style, into making the song marketable. I think song writing is more essential than pure singing talent. One can't be awful, but if a person knows how to make good music and write it and fit it well with their style and voice, a person can then possibly have songs that people want to hear or enjoy, thus possibly being a hit. I agree with Billy Corgan from the Smashing Pumpkins. I always thought his voice was annoying or couldn't really sing, but his music was crafted to his voice and some reason his voice was not awful enough, but interesting enough with the smashing pumpkins music for it to hit off well with people wanting to listen to it and enjoy the songs, as Smashing Pumpkins have been a successful band.

Arsenal WV
05-18-2008, 05:36 PM
I'd have to add Mama Cass

Miami 13
05-18-2008, 06:49 PM
Curt Cobain
http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

SpaceMountain16
05-18-2008, 09:37 PM
Robert Plant

I'm surprised he's not on this list. I love Led Zeppelin, but Plant's style is just.....I dont know. I cant stand anything he does outside of his work with Page, Jones and Bonham. I guess they mesh well together.

Flip Tanneflop
05-19-2008, 12:09 AM
I wondered why the whole list wasnt rappers.......then I realized its most annoying SINGERS.

And oh yea......whoever sings for Nickle(I dont know how to make a backwards B)back needs to be on the list.

Dolphin1184
05-19-2008, 12:47 AM
Robert Plant

I'm surprised he's not on this list. I love Led Zeppelin, but Plant's style is just.....I dont know. I cant stand anything he does outside of his work with Page, Jones and Bonham. I guess they mesh well together.

:shakeno:

CedarPhin
05-19-2008, 12:50 AM
Blasphemy on Plant.

Bolton, Bono, the dude from Creed, the whiny wannabe "punk" rockers.

That is all.

spydertl79
05-19-2008, 03:33 AM
Blasphemy on Plant.

Bolton, Bono, the dude from Creed, the whiny wannabe "punk" rockers.

That is all.
William Hung
Ashlee Simpson

Vol&dolfan
05-19-2008, 02:07 PM
Marilyn Manson should be on that list.

Tetragrammaton
05-19-2008, 02:14 PM
Billy Corgan and Conor Oberst? They aren't classically good, but they fit their music just fine.

And, to he who said Bob Dylan, you are crazy.

spydertl79
05-19-2008, 03:59 PM
Billy Corgan and Conor Oberst? They aren't classically good, but they fit their music just fine.

And, to he who said Bob Dylan, you are crazy.
Bob Dylan is an amazing poet and songwriter... but the man can not sing. Have you ever heard how terrible he is live?

SpaceMountain16
05-19-2008, 04:05 PM
Apparently there are some Led Zeppelin fans on here!? :)

Tetragrammaton
05-19-2008, 11:50 PM
Bob Dylan is an amazing poet and songwriter... but the man can not sing. Have you ever heard how terrible he is live?

He can't sing in the traditional sense, but he fits his songs perfectly.

He is actually one of my favorite singers. An imperfect voice has more personality than a regular one.

ih8brady
05-20-2008, 01:19 AM
He can't sing in the traditional sense, but he fits his songs perfectly.

He is actually one of my favorite singers. An imperfect voice has more personality than a regular one.

Quirkiness or idiosyncrasy is one thing, but he sounds like Stephen Hawking on thorazine. Like someone else said: Great musical and songwriter capability, but an awful singer.

Cuban Dave 9
05-20-2008, 10:04 AM
He can't sing in the traditional sense, but he fits his songs perfectly.

He is actually one of my favorite singers. An imperfect voice has more personality than a regular one.
THere's a reason why some of his songs are better as covers from other people

tylerdolphin
05-20-2008, 11:14 AM
Scott Weiland. I cant stand his voice.

jtown777
05-20-2008, 06:42 PM
Flava Flav
Jewel
Any Simpson girl

I'll think of more...gotta go!

the becktionary
05-20-2008, 07:14 PM
lil wayne

xOJxMCDUFFIEx
05-20-2008, 08:11 PM
lil wayne

ya right, u wish

FinsAreLife
05-21-2008, 06:09 PM
how about jesse mcartney or whatever the heck his name is. His squielling anoying voice is horrible.

uga3406
05-21-2008, 06:56 PM
any all boy band..mean they r sound the same..like crap

FINdestructible
05-22-2008, 01:05 PM
:shakeno:


Agreed!! Plant is the man!

Dolphin1184
05-22-2008, 01:14 PM
Robert Plant

I'm surprised he's not on this list. I love Led Zeppelin, but Plant's style is just.....I dont know. I cant stand anything he does outside of his work with Page, Jones and Bonham. I guess they mesh well together.

This thread is about the ten MOST annoying singers that spans through MANY genres. Seriously, of the many terrible singers in the music industry, is Plant the best you can come with? Do you put him in the same league with the likes of William Hung and others?

SpaceMountain16
05-22-2008, 03:48 PM
This thread is about the ten MOST annoying singers that spans through MANY genres. Seriously, of the many terrible singers in the music industry, is Plant the best you can come with? Do you put him in the same league with the likes of William Hung and others?

I just wanted to bring a main stream guy into the conversation, William Hung is annoying because he is terrible, Robert Plant isn't terrible, i just find his voice annoying, ESPECIALLY in solo projects he's done.

aquaman54
05-22-2008, 06:47 PM
JEWEL.....As annoying as any singer I've heard.Can't stand her whiney style or sound.Funny too....my wife listens to her all the time,and drives me up the wall.

BlackhawkCB21
05-25-2008, 10:33 PM
miley cyrus
http://www.freewebs.com/hottiesinc/

Uncle Rico II
05-25-2008, 11:43 PM
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2008/05/701850323_l-1.jpg

sceeto
05-26-2008, 04:09 AM
Cobain, Axel Rose and....Tony Romo?

phinman1
05-26-2008, 11:08 AM
Robert Plant

I'm surprised he's not on this list. I love Led Zeppelin, but Plant's style is just.....I dont know. I cant stand anything he does outside of his work with Page, Jones and Bonham. I guess they mesh well together.

:unsure: Uh oh. You must now sacrifice something to the Gods of Rock.