I think it’s safe to say that most people enjoy music. I certainly do. I often go through phases during which I’ll listen to one particular style more than others. One thing that I’ve noticed is that sometimes bands of similar styles will have vocals that resemble one another. It doesn’t bother me. After all, the vocals only make up one part of the combination of sounds that gives a band its own feel.
Occasionally, though, there are singers that have very distinct voices, and I love it when that happens. You can turn on the radio and hear a brand new song that you’ve never heard before and, whether for a thunderous baritone or a subtle, wavering vibrato, instantly recognize the artist.
Some singers that I listen to who contribute fairly unique vocals to their bands (in my opinion, anyway) are Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World, Brad Roberts of Crash Test Dummies, Amy Lee of Evanescence, and Ian Kenny of Karnivool.
I thought a short post was in order to make for a change of pace.