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Postby the_wolfs_howl » Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:50 pm

(Inspired by the thread about whether male or female voices are more appealing.)

Who has the prettiest singing voice you've ever heard? This isn't necessarily confined to female voices. But do confine it to "pretty" voices - much as I love Breaking Benjamin, Creed, and Demon Hunter, their singing isn't really what I would call "pretty."

Here are the two singers that I think sound the most like angels:

"Ave Maria" sung by Chloe Agnew

"La Nuit" sung by Jean-Baptiste Maunier
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Postby armeck » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:08 pm

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Postby Okami » Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:28 pm

I actually find Ryan Clark's (Demon Hunter's) voice to be extremely beautiful. Also Toby Morell (Emery), he has a gorgeous voice. And Trever Mcnevan (Thousand Foot Krutch/FM Static) and Josh Brown (Day of Fire) would be on this list for me, as well.

I have to second Lacey Mosley (Flyleaf) and would also add Dawn Richardson/Michele (Fireflight).
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Postby Xeno » Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:23 pm

Haley Gibby (does vocals on a number of Kaskade tracks), Hayley Williams (Paramore), Mavie Marcos (Andain), Justine Suissa (OceanLab), Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty), and Alison Sudol (A Fine Frenzy).
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Postby Scarecrow » Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:47 pm

Tarja Turunen from Nightwish

Sharon Den Adel from Within Temptaion

Simmone Simmons from Epica

Can't think of anyone with more beautiful voices than that trio.
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Postby Warrior 4 Jesus » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:07 am

The three DuPree girls in Eisley,
also those mentioned in the above post (Scarecrow's).
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Postby Kaori » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:25 am

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Postby rocklobster » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:34 pm

My votes:
Female:
Tori Amos
Pat Benatar
Paula Cole
Bette Midler
Celine Dion
Janis Joplin (yes, she was raspy, but there was a lot of passion in there too)
Annie Lennox
Amy Lee from Evanesence
Male:
Meatloaf
Paul Simon
John Lennon
Bono from U2
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Postby Atria35 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:43 pm

Josh Freakin' Groban

.... Yeah. I've never heard anyone that can match him. His music just moves me like no one else's.

Although a close second is Enya. She has a great voice.
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Postby rocklobster » Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:02 pm

Oh yes, Enya is spellbinding. I heartily agree, Atria.
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Postby Scarecrow » Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:55 am

Ah!! Enya, how could I forget about her?! Oh and another one that I was reminded of when you said Enya... Loreena McKennitt... *sigh* If trees could sing, they'd sing like Loreena :P
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Postby K. Ayato » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:56 am

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Postby Lynna » Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:02 am

It's sad I can't send a link, but I have a classmate who has an absolutely angelic voice.
However, I find that some Japanese singers also have some highly lovely voices, KOKIA being one of them:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHQDNqhzKr0
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Postby K. Ayato » Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:10 am

The late Ofra Haza.
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Postby Scarecrow » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:59 am

She sang the song in the Prince of Egypt, correct? The river lullaby? Yes, she did have a very nice voice. Always like that part in the song with her singing.
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Postby rocklobster » Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:34 am

Here's a couple I forgot:
Dawn Michelle from Fireflight
Lacey Sturm from Flyleaf
Both of these are quite passionate and very good singers, IMHO.
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Postby Warrior4Christ » Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:08 am

Brooke Fraser (self-taught), and seconding Eisley girls and Lacey Sturm.
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Postby rocklobster » Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:05 pm

Major facepalm moment. I totally forgot David Bowie. That guy has amazing talent. What I like best about him is that he's in a class by himself. You can't really find a typical song by him because he has none.
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Postby the_wolfs_howl » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:30 pm

Scarecrow (post: 1487502) wrote:Sharon Den Adel from Within Temptaion

Aw, you beat me to it! XD She would be my second choice - and that's my absolute favorite Within Temptation song, too!

Atria35 (post: 1487665) wrote:Josh Freakin' Groban

:o Does he sing in a Disney movie? 'Cause...he really needs to. Liek rite nao.

Although a close second is Enya. She has a great voice.

Dude, she even sounds good when she's humming. Not everyone can say the same :cool:

This would be my "second tier," if you will:

Vienna Teng - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8nypWKa_aU

David Hodges - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsNnMWxwJEo&feature=related
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Postby Blacklight » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:33 pm

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Rowan London of Virgin Black: "A Poet's Tears of Porcelain
Easily my preference to Josh Groban. (Please don't kill me.)
For that matter, Samantha Escarbe (I think it's her singing), also of Virgin Black: "Midnight's Hymn"
(Vocals start at 1:09)

Seconding Tarja Turunen (formerly) of Nightwish: "Bless the Child"
(Verse starts at about 1:39.)

Sarah Brightman: "Figlio Perduto"
(I'll admit that this and Phantom of the Opera are the only songs I know of her singing... Discovered through my sister.)
(Vocals start about 55 seconds in.)

An example of Ryan Clark's (of Demon Hunter) "pretty" singing: "Carry Me Down"

Those are the ones that come to mind.
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Postby Adorima » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:14 am

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Katherine Jenkins or Kathleen Battle there's also Barbara Bonney who sings the best rendition of Schubert's Ave Maria I also love Emma Kirkby's Where Sheep May Safely Graze I summon the courage to say, though I'm not as good as them (of course!) I'm not bad either.
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Postby ABlipinTime » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:41 pm

Karen Carpenter is my family's preference, except for my brother, who likes Mary Ford. Of course, neither of these women are alive any more.

I can't think of any male voices that I thought were beautiful or eloquent, except one boy I heard on American Idol some years ago. I don't remember the kid's name, though.
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Postby Xeno » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:14 pm

Going to have to add Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine to this.

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Postby Kaori » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:20 am

Blacklight wrote:For that matter, Samantha Escarbe (I think it's her singing), also of Virgin Black: "Midnight's Hymn"
(Vocals start at 1:09)
That’s a guest soprano, Susan Johnson.

Adorima wrote: I'm surprised no one has mentioned Katherine Jenkins or Kathleen Battle there's also Barbara Bonney who sings the best rendition of Schubert's Ave Maria
I second you on Kathleen Battle—I’m hardly an expert on classically trained vocalists, but she is one of my favorites out of those I have heard. And I hadn’t previously heard of Barabara Bonney, but you’re right, that is a really beautiful recording.
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Postby Blacklight » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:27 pm

Kaori (post: 1526856) wrote:That’s a guest soprano, Susan Johnson.


THANK YOU for telling me that. I was wondering for a long time and could never find out for sure who was singing. Do you know if she's also the one singing in the other songs?
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Postby armeck » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:31 pm

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Postby AnimeGirl » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:03 am

Prettiest voices?

Lacey Mosley (Flyleaf)
Celtic Women
KOKIA
Josh Groban

I'll list more later, but I'm drawing a blank XD!!
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Postby A_Yellow_Dress » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:24 pm

I really like Imogen Heap's voice. But there are a lot of other talented singers, too.
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Postby Nadia » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:06 pm

Prettiest singing voices, eh? I combed through my playlist…I don’t have a lot of male vocalists with voices I would instantly think of as “pretty,” heh. But, all of the following have had at one point in time – some more than others – a pretty voice, in my opinion.

I’ll start with the males, because it’s a short list(!):

Gackt
Mao (SID)
Ryeowook, Sungmin, & Donghae (Super Junior)
Jay (TRAX)
Jungmin & Youngsaeng (SS501)

And the females:

Loreena McKennitt
Ofra Haza
Enya
Origa
Hayley Westenra
KOKIA
IU
Carmen Elise Espenæs (Midnattsol)
Yoko Kanno/Gabriela Robin (whatever you wish to believe)
Aki Okui
Leigh Nash
Mika Nakashima
Arika Takarano (ALI PROJECT)
Johanna Aaltonen (HB)
Liv Tyler (for her part in “The Houses of Healing”)
Illaria Graziano
Candice Night (Blackmore’s Night)
Stevie Nicks
Yuuka
Susan Aglukark
Chiaki Ishikawa
Lisa Gerrard
Haruka Shimotsuki
Elizabeth Fraser (I only know her for her work in The Lord of the Rings soundtracks)
Christa Belle (Hungry Lucy)
Rebecca St. James
Sharon den Adel (Within Temptation)
Geike Arnaert (Hooverphonic)
…and one of the vocalists from Kalafina - I don't know her name, unfortunately, as I haven't taken the time yet to learn names and voices.
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