DJBens77 saidI totally have to disagree that her voice is not anything special. With so much attention being paid to mediocre pop, we should validate true artists out there. Regardless of her cracked out ways. I mean she is a rock star. We don't discount other musical legends of the past for their drug use. Her's just happens to be public.
I will say her frame, hair and facial expressions are hard to watch. But close your eyes and listen to music that is fresh, original and pushing the envelope. I think she soulnd like Shirley Bassy. Not bad for a white girl.
Yes! I've said she sounds like Shirley too and everyone tells me I'm nuts.
And ditto about her personal life. Billie Holiday, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain didn't have to confront a camera every time they walked out a door. Her fame is so tied up in her misery thanks to the UK's tabloid press, she must at some level wonder if she'll remain popular if she cleans up her act.
I have no problem with her cosmetic and gestural style. I wouldn't be surprised if she hasn't studied in London with the Roy Hart people, who actually teach using the body and voice in intentionally "odd" ways. The result, contrary to what you expect, is usually very captivating.