I like James Labrie best, I don't know if he is the best though. And that singer from Cellador, when I heard him I was like, check out his range...
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3/11/07 at 11:35pm
I think I made a typo ...... but anyway, I do consider him a good performer and an exceptional front line man...but I meant Jon Anderson from Yes
ROFFLE. Ozzy Osbourne is a crappy singer and the most unimportant member of Black Sabbath. Black Sabbath is, and always will be, a Tony Iommi solo project in all but name. He wrote nearly all the music, after all.
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For me it is definitely Freddie.
Vocals are more than a voice. More than range.
Freddie had style and threw himself into everything whole heartedly.
And his ability to sing anything is amazing.
From punk (Sheer Heart Attack (the song)), to hard rock (Stone Cold
Crazy), to Caruso (Lazying on a Sunday Afternoon. And the juxtaposition
to Death on Two Legs is brilliant.) to Rockabilly (Crazy Little thing Called
Love (did that come out before the Stray Cats became popular?) to
operatic (you know this one ;-) to rock-n-roll gospel (Somebody to Love)
to "Andrews Sisters" (Bring Back that Leroy Brown)... it goes on and on. It
always sounds like Queen, but never sounds the same. His range of styles
includes most of the other "candidates."
And stage presence? Unbeatable. Call and response with the audience,
sing offs with the audience, conducting the audience for whole sections of
But for sheer beauty, I have to go with Jon Anderson. And of all the "old
farts" (as am I) in the list he's actually sounding better today than ever.
I can get goose bumps listing to Awaken thru 5-inch Labtec speakers that
came included with my old 386 pc.
But there are so many good ones that it's really an embarassment of
riches. And it should get better with "garage bands" being able to
distribute their mvsik over the internet without fitting a corporate formula.
I just hope singing on key comes back into style.