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Tony Baloni

Best Worst Singers.

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Could we clarify, once and for all, for the benefit of those of us who are a bit slow on the uptake: is this a thread about "Worst Singers" per se, or about "vocalists who manage to transcend their limited vocal skills, (by dint of other attributes: intensity, "soul", individuality, charisma, etc.)?

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The second one. People who can't sing but still draw a large crowd because of the band being good enough to hide the horrible vocal skills or the charisma, sex-appeal, etc...

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By virtue of the fact that any of the aforementioned artists have achieved a degree of popularity and garnered fans speaks of their success. No one has yet mentioned William Hung whom, by comparison, was a roadside accident.

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Could we clarify, once and for all, for the benefit of those of us who are a bit slow on the uptake: is this a thread about "Worst Singers" per se, or about "vocalists who manage to transcend their limited vocal skills, (by dint of other attributes: intensity, "soul", individuality, charisma, etc.)?

The second one. People who can't sing but still draw a large crowd because of the band being good enough to hide the horrible vocal skills or the charisma, sex-appeal, etc...

That's how I interpret it as well. However, if those are the standards being used then the word 'annoying' shouldn't come up at all (except by people who aren't fans) because that would indicate that the person hasn't been able to overcome the shortcoming of his/her voice and therefore isn't a 'best singer' at all (since the voice is neither objectively attractive or subjectively appealing).

Innit?

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No one has yet mentioned William Hung whom, by comparison, was a roadside accident.

You don't mean "Pretty " Will Hung???! :o

I get mistaken for him quite often. I've overheard ladies in the street muttering amongst themselves as I pass, "Have you seen him? He's pretty Will Hung".

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I love tom petty's voice

it totally sucks, but it sounds so... I dunno, natural and just 'right' for his music.

Couple that with the fact that he's written some of the most truly beautiful music in American rock history.

The 'She's the one' soundtrack is a true gem, and a truly odd work, as it has some of Tom's best, most touching songs, but he put them on a movie soundtrack, crazy

Out of all those seventies 'rock' groups, Tom Petty truly stands out.

You know, amongst Aerosmith, and all those other blues/rock/folky incarnations of the same thing.

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