Who has your favorite female voice in rock?

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  1. wrxplayer

    wrxplayer Supporting Member

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    Chrissie Hynde gets my vote.

    [Note: thread initially said "best voice." I meant "favorite" because obviously there is no "best" but most do have a favorite. Changed terms as it appears some react unfavorably to the word "best" when used as it was here.]
     
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    Chrissie is brilliant, but have you considered who she favors or likes?

    There are no bests man... There are different voices for different genre's styles and moods eh? What about Janis for sheer realness and expression? Christina Booth... Heather Findley or Maria Mckee?

    Listen to Panic Room's Anne-Marie Helder? Outright brilliant, like Booth and Findley etc... I don't hold any as BEST. I do hold hold 'em all and more as Brilliant though.
     
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    Alecia Beth Moore is my favorite.
     
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    Ann Wilson gets my vote.
     
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    You might not agree, but I think Sheryl Crow can cover the range. Love her voice and she can get raspy and operatic.
     
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    All time or currently singing now? Because if you're talking about current singers I'm w/ JesseRides! Pink has an astounding voice and is a great singer. I love all those pop records with Max Martin and Linda Perry, etc...but she can also sing circles around pretty much anyone else singing straight rock like on her Bohemian Rhapsody cover or on songs like Trouble from her "rock" album. And even the Max Martin stuff, say a song like "Who Knew" is just flat out a rock song. Incredible voice, great singer, one of my all time faves.

    Chrissie Hynde is cool, no doubt, and interesting singer and an even better songwriter/bandleader. That's the kind of creator I personally gravitate towards, not necessarily the one with the greatest pure voice but the one who is a total creator -- writer, leader, etc. In that mold I love Kate Bush and Patti Smith -- they put their great songs over in distinctive styles, like Chrissie. I like that individual character more than I like, say just a great big voiced singer with a fine natural instrument, like, say, Pat Benatar or Ann Wilson. Janis Joplin? Blah, never did anything for me. A screecher who I find it hard to listen to. Grace Slick might be among the most underrated female lead singers in rock history. Big voice, great character, and huge personality -- good singer, even better front person, she could really sell a song.

    Now, if you want to get into the roots of rock, all the great gospel singers are the best of the best, Shirley Caesar, Bessie Griffin, Albertina Walker, Aretha Franklin of course...those are the best female "rock" singers I know.
     
  7. RockStarNick

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    Despite all the recent band drama, Haley Williams from Paramore is undeniably one of the best, as far as current artists.
     
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    I've always loved Suzi Demarchi. Her voice I mean. Yep. Voice.
     
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    Grace Potter

     
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    I really like Ann Wilson. Pat Benatar was also really good.
     
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    Sharon Den Adel from Within Temptation. I'd agree with the Hayley Williams suggestion, and Lzzy Hale is up there too.

    Always hated Chrissie Hynde's voice - dunno, there's just something about it that grates with me.
     
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    First two that came to mind for me as well... there is also Sheryl Crow as mentioned above. I've seen Crow live about 4 or 5 times and she has never disappointed me once with her singing or voice. Chrissie Hynde can still bring it too.
     
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    Holy crap, HOW could I forget Grace Potter.

    Yup. THIS. She's incredible.
     
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    Without a doubt. PJ Harvey. She is just so raw. Kim Deal is great too.
     
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    I'm late to the party but holy hell the Grace Potter clip is incredible.....boy have I been missing out!
     
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    I am sure I am committing some kind of blasphemy, but I will say Tori Amos.
     

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