Anyone else partial to female vocalists?

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  1. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    I just realized I prefer to listen to female vocalists rather than male. Not that there's anything wrong with that. [​IMG]
    I enjoy Bjork, Frente, Shannon Curfman (sp?), Cibo Matto and other bands with female lead singers.
    I think it's because I feel that the singer is singing to me rather than expressing something I am feeling. And I guess I prefer women singing to me over guys.
    Not that I don't listen to guy singers.. I enjoy my Paolo Conte, Jimmy Buffet, John Hiatt, Buddy Guy...
    It's just when I am putting together a compilation to listen to in the car... I tend to put more female singers than male on there.
    Does anyone else do this?
     
  2. Evan S

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    I much prefer female singers to male ones. I think in my collection, I have very few disks by male solo artists (Sting, Billy Joel, Elton John, Eric Clapton come to mind, but these are the "biggies").

    On the other hand, I have almost the complete collections by Shawn Colvin, Sheryl Crow, Aimee Mann, Tori Amos, Shelby Lynne, Diana Krall, etc.

    I think the female voice is more soothing, and I have yet to find an audio system that doesn't sound better when playing a female vocalist.

    Do you know my local Tweeter uses the new Jewel recording to showcase arguably the best setup they have in the store? The B&K combo of the 7250 amp with the Ref 30 on Sonus Faber Concerto speakers? There has to be something said for that!
     
  3. Richard Travale

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    I went through a whole phase a few years ago where I was getting anything I could get my hands on that had female singers. Here are some of the gems from that period.

    - The Cranberries

    - Bjork

    - The Sundays

    - The Darling Buds(second album Erotica, not first)

    - Liz Phair

    There are more but they elude me at the moment. When I remember them I'll update this list.
     
  4. Salvador

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    Yes, i prefer women rockers mroe than their counterparts.

    my list:

    Liz Phair

    Karen Carpenter

    live on release

    Jann Arden

    Alanis M.

    Garbage

    Scratching Post

    etc etc etc

    I'm currently still in the middle of this 'Shakira' craze.

    I just can't get enough of her! Can't wait for her new unplugged DVD to come out!

    I never really realized that i had a preference for women artists until my friend comlained why almost all my songs in my computer are by women artists.
     
  5. Adam Lenhardt

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    Strange. I listen to almost entirely male singers.
     
  6. TheLongshot

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    I find myself doing that more on metal discs. The problem I have had is that all the male metal singers begin to sound all the same. So, I've gotten into bands like:

    Nightwish

    The Gathering

    After Forever

    Within Temptation

    Lacuna Coil

    and on and on...

    Jason
     
  7. Jimmy Nugent

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    Kate Bush,

    Natalie Merchant,

    Toni Childs,

    Tanita Tikaram,

    Karen Peris of Innocence Mission,

    Tracey Thorn of Everything But the Girl,

    Elizabeth Fraser of Cocteau Twins,

    Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie and the Banshees,

    Tori Amos,

    Bjork,

    Sarah Mclachlan,

    Sheryl Crow,

    Sade,

    Sinead O'Connor,

    Shiela Chandra,

    Cibo Matto,

    Alanis Morissette,

    Annie Lennox

    and last but not least... prince

    Yes- I believe I do prefer female vocalists.

    Jimmy
     
  8. Lee Scoggins

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    Dave,

    For a great folk singer, try Rebecca Pidgeon: The Raven or The Four Marys on Chesky Records. Great performances, great sound.

    I also like the new quasi-Jazz styling of Norah Jones on Blue Note. Beautiful voice.

    Lee
     
  9. Matt Heebner

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    I also seem to always have more female vocalists in my CD player than anything else. I also seem more "drawn" to female singers as well. For example, I was checking out new speakers the other day, and heard the salesguy put on Patricia Barber's Companion...and I instantly liked what I was hearing. So much in fact I bought the CD.

    After work during the week, I'll sit on the couch with a beer and listen to all of Natalie Merchant CD's, and even some Sarah Mclachlan too.

    Even different genre's do not affect my "attraction" to the female voice. DirecTv had a Music In High Places series on some time ago with LeAnn Rhimes (sp?) and I absolutly loved her singing in that even though I am not a country fan.

    My friends always say that I am a sucker for the female voice. It sure seems that I prefer a woman singing to a man.

    Matt
     
  10. Matt Birchall

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    Nine posts about female vocalists and no mentions of either PJ Harvey or Joni Mitchell? [​IMG]
    I like a few of Debbie Harry's (Blondie) songs, too.
    -mwb-
     
  11. Martin Fontaine

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    Me, it's actually my first criteria for music. They have to be girls.

    Alisha's Attic, Tori Amos, Melanie Doane, Natalie Imbruglis, Lene Marlin, Maren Ord, Michelle Branch, Damhnait Doyle, Tegan & Sara to name a few... ALL girls!

    If I were to listen to male artists, I would most likely use the "Male To Female" effect on my SoundBlaster Live!
     
  12. Lee Scoggins

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    Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab returns with Patricia Barber at the end of April. All in Super Audio.

    If you like female vocals, this looks promising.

    Lee
     
  13. Justin Doring

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    I also prefer to listen to female vocalists, as I find them more soothing, but I do have a fair number of male vocalists in my collection (Sting, Billy Joel, Van Morrison, Dean Martin, Ben Folds).

    I'd also like to second the recommendation of Rebecca Pidgeon on the audiophile label Chesky. She writes great songs, has a beautiful and pure voice, and she's easy on the eyes too!
     
  14. Marc Colella

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    I've been listening to alot more female singers than male lately.

    I'm currently enjoying female artists such as Fiona Apple, Sarah Mclachlan, Eva Cassidy, Jane Monheit, Amanda Marshall, Jan Arden, and Diana Krall.

    Funny that 4 of these females are Canadian.
     
  15. John Tillman

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    I've been enjoying Norah Jones, Casey Chambers & Bonnie Raitt lately...
     
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  17. Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm

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    All y'all should give Sam Phillips a listen.
     
  18. James RD

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    I'll add Alison Krauss.
     
  19. Patrick Sun

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    Count me in for preferring female vocalists. I have a few male vocalist with distinctive voices in my CD collection, but most male vocalists just don't get me involved in the songs/music like female vocalists do. Plus females have more range and can do more with songs.
     
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