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Those singers you enjoy,....that don't really have a great voice?
Given this is an audiophile forum, I’ll note that the Analogue Productions vinyl reissue of Roy’s Crying LP is knock-yer-socks-off glorious. And yeah, most singers would kill to have a voice like Roy’s.  
Those singers you enjoy,....that don't really have a great voice?
Roy Orbison “doesn’t have a great voice?” Wow.  Those are some high standards. I love the sound of Kurt Cobain, Lemmy, Lou Reed, Roger Miller and John Sebastian’s voices. I wouldn’t say any of those guys were proficient vocalists, but I’ll be d... 
Are solo efforts ever better?
Todd Rundgren > The Nazz. Michael Jackson > The Jacksons Bjork > The Sugarcubes. Neil Young > Buffalo Springfield. Brian Eno > Roxy Music  
Music for 2022- Is It Just Me Or?..
There is no denying that current mainstream pop music is pure and utter trash. Anyone who says otherwise is lying or has no taste.  
Music for 2022- Is It Just Me Or?..
There’s a NYT article today talking about new music. It’s unintentionally hilarious. It starts by noting that the 2022 Saucy Santana single, “Booty,” not only uses the same Chi-Lites sample that gave Beyoncé her signature song, “Crazy in Love,” (... 
Disappearing Jazz?
I have several modern Analogue Productions vinyl re-issues of classic jazz LPs. They are uniformly superb.  My perception is that classic jazz LPs are often reissued, often by reputable labels that produce superb masterings, thusly providing fans ... 
Has new music gone down the tubes?
It’s painfully obvious to me that people, at one time, got to live in a world where the simple act of turning on the radio, or going to any movie theater, yielded a far greater likelihood of experiencing something good than the people of today exp... 
Where to buy vinyl?
Discogs. Of all the bigtime vendors that sell used vinyl, the stringency that used vinyl people demand of their sellers is most likely to be observed and respected by the Discogs seller. Buying new vinyl is fine, and there are plenty of options f... 
Has new music gone down the tubes?
Of course it’s crap. I think what we mean is the presence of good music in/around the mainstream. Anyone can always say, “well, if you dig hard enough you’ll come up with something.”  Not everyone is a music nerd like me who is interested in tak... 
I feel bad for GenX'ers that missed out on the 60s and 70s.
It’s pretty obvious to me what the OP meant; “being alive and receiving stuff like ANY Beatles album, ANY Miles Davis album, ANY Dylan album, ANY Charles Mingus album, ANY Stevie Wonder album, ANY Bowie album, ANY Ornette Coleman album, ANY Stooge... 
Jimmy Page, It's time to call your lawyers?
I can’t speak for Mr. Faulkner, but I’m pretty he wasn’t a proponent of plagiarism and copyright infringement.  I don’t think he’d have taken too kindly to Hemingway or Fitzgerald blatantly stealing his ideas. It’s easy to toss off cute aphorisms... 
Instrumentalists you can recognize after 6 bars..?
John Bonham Carlos Santana The Edge Thelonious Monk Chet Atkins Eddie Van Halen Django Reinhardt     
Halloween Topic - Musicians and deals with the Devil
Perhaps “the chills” or “goosebumps” or the capacity to induce tears (whether it is an insanely beautiful ballad or effervescent, joyous uptempo song) are really the defining metric for whether one piece of music, or the work of a particular artis... 
In praise of the duet.
When I hear The Everly Brothers, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack, The Beach Boys, I need to be peeled off the floor. I have a smidge of parental (Mom) negative bias with Simon & Garfunkel.  Just a smidge to... 
Halloween Topic - Musicians and deals with the Devil
To tie in another current thread on this forum, I’m not sure from whence Stevie Wonder got his unfathomable gifts (‘talent’ doesn’t do him justice - I’m inclined to believe a less nefarious, more divine source would be at play here), but “human” d...