Male Vocalists You Can't Stand

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  1. jaywa

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    Just wondering what guy singers cause you to instantly hit "Skip" when you hear them? Tops on my list:

    - Adam Levine (Maroon 5)
    - Adam Durwitz (Counting Crows)
    - Jason Mraz
    - Eddie Vedder
  2. AuntieBeeb

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    Obvious ones: Liam Gallagher and Bono

    Controversial one, depending on the mood I'm in: Robert Plant.
  3. alembicguy

    alembicguy Lone Wolf Miner Supporting Member

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    My list would pretty much be the same as yours (op), but I would add Luke Bryant and Rascal Flats.
  4. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

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    Tom Petty
    Bob Dylan
    Geddy Lee
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  6. tdub0199

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    Axle Rose & Geddy Lee
  7. dozicusmaximus

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    Bob Dylan
    Neil Young
    Bob Dylan
  8. morgansterne

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    wow, all you responders so far are a little outside the mainstream as the aforementioned have sold a LOT of records.

    but two guys I actually want to punch in the face when I have to hear them (doctor's office, etc.) are
    Darius Rucker
    Michael Buble

    apparently I'm outta the mainstream too
  9. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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  10. jaywa

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    +1 to Axl Rose. Can't believe I didn't have him on my original post.
  11. MoeGJBeener

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    the singers from Nickelback, Puddle of Mudd, Creed, and any other "MMMMMRYEAH" band.
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    Anthony Kiedis
    Axl Rose
    Me
  13. Sonicfrog

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    Axl Rose... Axolutely!!!!!

    When my college band was looking for a lead vocalist, every single freaking guy that came in to audition mimicked the Axl thing, doing the "high, high" bits and moving around like a beheaded snake in the middle of the road! It didn't matter that we would say we were not doing G & R type tunes. Me and our drummer ended up sharing VOX duties.

    AC/DC's Brian Johnson.

    He was good on Back In Black, and For Those About To Rock. But there comes a point where i just can't handle listening to someone who sounds like they eat glass shards for breakfast.
  14. AuntieBeeb

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    Oh god, yes, this. It's obviously a particular style of singing where you need to sound as up-your-own-arse as possible to get your ever-so-important message across.
  15. Ric5

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    Both the guys who sang for ACDC
  16. jaywa

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    "MMMMMRYEAH" band -- Love It!

    Then there's the whole nasally, tuning-challeged 80's hair band crew i.e., Vince Neil, Brett Michels, Steven Pearcy, Mark Slaughter etc.

    Neil is the worst of that bunch by a ways IMO although Kevin DuBrow was pretty brutal too. I never saw Quiet Riot live but considering DuBrow can't even hold tune on their studio tracks I have to assume they were pretty bad in concert.
  17. Art Araya

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    no brainer - Geddy. Almost enough to prevent me from listening to Rush. but the musicianship kept me in there.

    Neil Young. Dated a girl a couple of decades ago who loved him. I tried to get into him but just no way to do so... At least Rush has strong musicianship going for it.
  18. Tanner5382

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    Mainly, any of the whiny, "emotional" singers that usually have some sort of message.

    I never know what the hell Springsteen is saying.

    I'm a big Zeppelin fan, but there are some tracks where Robert Plant just way overdoes it.
  19. elgecko

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    The guy from the B-52s! Soooooo annoying!
  20. ThudThudThud

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    Definitely Neil Young.
    Kurt Cobain.
    Anyone in a Nordic death metal band....
    Anyone who feels the need to warble (add unnecessary scales to single words).
    Anyone with that annoying auto-tune vocoder sound.
    Mick Jones.
  21. Mark Reccord

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    The guy from Maroon 5 makes me want to stab myself in the ears with knitting needles.

    Scott Stapp and ilk. Scott! Stahp! :D

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