Who do you guys think is the best Male vocalist, dead or alive?

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    Oct 11, 2011 10:31 PM GMT
    My choice would be Luther Vandross, even compared to living male vocalists, period. I haven't heard a male singer who can top or even come close to his sound yet.
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    Oct 11, 2011 11:53 PM GMT
    I'd go for Luciano Pavarotti. Are we genre specific here?
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    Oct 11, 2011 11:54 PM GMT
    There needs to be more specific qualifications, id est genre or vocal range. Comparing Pavarotti and Luther Vandross is like comparing apples to oranges. icon_confused.gif
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    Oct 11, 2011 11:56 PM GMT
    Andrea Martin, not a man. But sounds like one. Spectacular voice.
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    Oct 11, 2011 11:57 PM GMT
    Michael Jackson cop dat Thriller album and listen to Lady In My Life
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    Oct 12, 2011 12:04 AM GMT
    ohhh, so many.. Vandross, Pavarotti... personal favs, Barry White, Teddy Pendergast!!
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    Oct 12, 2011 12:08 AM GMT
    FRANK, BITCHES

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    Oct 12, 2011 12:11 AM GMT
    Tons of them but I prefer.. Josh Groban
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    Oct 12, 2011 12:20 AM GMT
    Vandross is up there, but I'm going with Marvin Gaye as my #1.



    Genius. He could do almost anything with his voice.

    Nat King Cole is a very close second ("The Christmas Song" is vocal perfection). Jackie Wilson, Freddie Mercury, James Brown, (young) Steven Tyler, Kurt Cobain, Vandross, Bing Crosby, Little Richard, Michael Jackson, Robert Plant, David Ruffin, Chester Bennington, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Axl Rose, and Sam Cooke would round out my list.

    Frank tops my all-overrated list. No one can top Sinatra's cool or his style, but the voice...meh. I've heard many better.

    MJ tops my all-underrated list. He's best known as a dancer and a weirdo, but don't sleep on Michael as vocalist. Trying to sing along with his songs is impossible because he is so good, and even as a kid he was an stunning singer.
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    Oct 12, 2011 12:23 AM GMT
    Shawnathan saidThis thread is not much without evidence.

    I say Freddie Mercury for rock.


    Ditto.
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    Oct 12, 2011 12:36 AM GMT
    EDIT: Choice changed from Jim Morrison to a better candidate. And one from my generation no less:

    So either Bradley Nowell

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    I don't care if he was a little pudgy, he has always been super sexy to me.

    For all you old timers he was from a 90s band called sublime. Here is some evidence of his singing:



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    or David Bowie

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    I don't think I need to post evidence for Bowie. If you do not know his work, shame on you!

    Also mad props to Freddie Mercury, that is a great choice as well. Prob why under pressure is one of the greatest songs ever. Bowie + Queen = Winning
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    Oct 12, 2011 12:37 AM GMT
    Nat King Cole. Pure perfection...nuff said.

    Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Sinatra are fantastic, but Nat's voice is just...superb.
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    Oct 12, 2011 1:47 AM GMT
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    Oct 12, 2011 1:48 AM GMT
    Steven Tyler, Bono, Phil Collins, Michael Jackson, Aaron Neville, Garth Brooks, Lenny Kravitz, Rod Stewart, Seal, Terence Trent D'arby, Darius Rucker, Tim McGraw. Jesse McCartney, he has potential.
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    Oct 12, 2011 1:51 AM GMT
    justin timberlake.......the swag on that man is just epic.
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    Oct 12, 2011 1:51 AM GMT
    I would have to say Justin Nozuka.

    If you haven't heard of him I suggest you look him up on youtube him NOW!
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    Oct 12, 2011 1:54 AM GMT
    In no particular order:

    Freddie Mercury
    Josh Groban
    Andrea Bocelli
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    Oct 12, 2011 1:56 AM GMT
    Shawnathan saidThis thread is not much without evidence.

    I say Freddie Mercury for rock.



    Yes, an exceedingly strong argument could be made for Freddie.

    But as for ROCK vocalists, there are many contenders:

    Robert Plant
    Mick Jagger
    Roger Daltrey
    Chris Cornell
    Ozzy Osbourne
    Steve Perry
    Bon Scott (RIP, GRHS)
    Steven Tyler
    Steven FUCKING Tyler
    Jon Anderson
    Steve Walsh
    Brad Delp (GRHS, RIP)

    Who else?
  • Aquanerd

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    Oct 12, 2011 2:02 AM GMT
    Luther can sing anything and your heart melts.

    Vince Gill comes in a close second.
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    Oct 12, 2011 2:08 AM GMT
    Did anyone say Klaus Nomi yet?
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    Oct 12, 2011 2:09 AM GMT
    Lloyd Cole's voice gives me chills. He's got such a good range and depth to his voice.

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    Oct 12, 2011 2:13 AM GMT
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    Lady GaGa, because she has a penis.



    Just because you want her to bend you over and make you her boytoy.
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    Oct 12, 2011 2:14 AM GMT


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    Oct 12, 2011 2:16 AM GMT
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    Oct 12, 2011 2:18 AM GMT
    David Bowie
    Smokey Robinson
    Marvin Gaye
    Mick Hucknall
    Antony Hegarty
    Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
    Paul Weller
    Shane McGowan