Female Singer with the Most Beautiful Voice?

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  1. RyanPC

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    Who is the female singer you think has the best voice? Note that this doesn't have to be your favorite singer, but the one you think has the most beautiful voice you've ever heard.
    For me, it would be Karen Carpenter from The Carpenters. I am listening to some of their songs right now and although I've always known she had a beautiful voice, I just realized how big of a chord she strikes with me. Plus, their songs are pretty dark (most of the time-- just listen to Rainy Days and Mondays or Superstar and don't be fooled by Top of the World or We've Only Just Begun) if you really listen to the lyrics. Brilliant stuff, the world lost one extremely talented woman when she died. [​IMG]
    So what female singer do YOU think has the most beautiful voice? [​IMG]
     
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    Sarah Mclachlan is my favorite.
    Tori Amos
    Dido
    Shawn Colvin
    Fiona Apple
    Loreena Mckennit
    Amy Lee (Evanescence)
    Diana Krall
    Sade
    Siouxsie Sioux (amazing lyrics)
    Natalie Imbruglia
    Poe
    Too many to list. [​IMG]
     
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    Alison Krauss

    Kelly Willis

    Patty Griffin

    Iris DeMent
     
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    Jacintha is her name[​IMG]
     
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    In addition to the above, I'd like to add

    Robin Ella Contreras (Robinella & The CC String Band)

    Erica Smith

    Shannon Kennedy (Feathermerchants)

    Tom
     
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    Sarah Mclachlan, hands down. Aimee Mann is nice too.
     
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    My favorites...

    Siouxsie Sioux

    Regina Sosinski (Mira)

    Loreena McKennitt

    Candice Night (Blackmore's Night)
     
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    Definitely agree with Karen Carpenter, and would add Dionne Warwick. It takes a talented vocalist to handle those complex Bacharach melodies.
     
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  9. Chris

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    Some of mine would be:

    Tori Amos

    Sarah Mclachlan(sp?)

    Enya

    Sumi Jo

    Julee Cruise
     
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    Man, it's impossible to narrow it down really, there are so many great voices. Martha Wash has always been my most favorite female voice. From belting out huge club anthems to the quiet, etheral beauty of a ballad, she has such a range of power and control that has always amazed me and can still send chills down my spine even from a song I've listened to 100 times before.

    Other great female voices I just love:

    Heather Small

    Tina Cousins

    Loreena McKennitt

    Sarah McLachlan

    Patty Loveless

    Trisha Yearwood

    Taylor Dayne

    Paris Gray

    Mary Griffin

    Hannah Jones
     
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    While there are many, many women whose voices I love, the women who have the most beautiful voices I've ever heard are Alison Krauss, Norah Jones, Tori Amos, Sarah Vaughn, and Dinah Washington.
     
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    Man, I like a bunch of them. Several already listed.

    Fiona Apple - I keep an online archive of her bootlegs and promos. New album out in Feb.

    Kelly Willis - She freaks me out to see her perform live. Dallas Dec. 5th, Hell Yea! Several other dates in the next couple of months - I highly recommend seeing her.

    Dido - I just bought the new disc and I dig it. Showcases her voice very well I think and she's got some voice.

    Shelby Lynne - I love that southern drawl.

    Sarah Mclachlan

    Sheryl Crow

    Jewel

    Michelle Branch

    Faith Hill

    Norah Jones

    Andrea Corr

    Natalie Merchant

    Ok, I'll stop.....
     
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    jason...did you say online archive? [​IMG]
     
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    Sam, I sent you a PM. It's all concert (non commercial)stuff - hopefully I'll be spared the wrath....it's totally meant to be in her support. Her album has been delayed a few times so I decided to make a simple web page for some of her fans to tide them over 'till the new stuff gets here.
     
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    Kate Bush
     
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    female vocalists are not my cup of tea for the most part however these angelic voices send shivers down my spine

    Liz Fraser (Cocteau Twins)

    Sinead O Connor

    Johnette Napolitano (Concrete Blonde)
     
  17. Ted Lee

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    nina simone ... she can literally bring tears to my eyes. very soulful, melancholy, and just plain moving. if you've never heard her stuff, i absolutely recommend you give it a try.
    lisa gerrard ... probably most well known from her association with dead can dance. although i can't listen for extended periods, when i'm in the mood she nails it jut right.
    sade ... not much to say about her that probably hasn't already been said.
    i will second dinah washington and johnette napolitano - both great voices.
     
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    Emiliana Torrini

    Skye Edwards

    Alison Goldfrapp

    Beth Orton
     
  19. David R. Hendrickson

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    Best:

    Loreena McKennitt

    in no order:

    Stevie Nicks

    Joan Osborne

    Holly Cole

    Annie Lennox

    Sandra Lauer ( Enigma )

    Lisa Gerrard ( Dead Can Dance )

    Christina Amphlett ( Divinyls )

    Irene Papas

    Montserrat Caballe
     
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    Linda Ronstadt

    Enuff said.
     

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