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Male Vocalists You Can't Stand

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by jaywa, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. jaywa


    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    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


    Dec 12, 2010
    Obvious ones: Liam Gallagher and Bono

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

    alembicguy I operate the worlds largest heavey equipment Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    My list would pretty much be the same as yours (op), but I would add Luke Bryant and Rascal Flats.
  4. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    Tom Petty
    Bob Dylan
    Geddy Lee
  5. tdub0199


    Mar 4, 2010
    Atlanta, Ga.
    Axle Rose & Geddy Lee
  6. dozicusmaximus


    Mar 18, 2009
    Austin, TX
    Bob Dylan
    Neil Young
    Bob Dylan
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  7. morgansterne

    morgansterne Geek U.S.A.

    Oct 25, 2011
    Cleveland Ohio
    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
  8. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Axl Rose [/thread]
  9. jaywa


    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    +1 to Axl Rose. Can't believe I didn't have him on my original post.
  10. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    the singers from Nickelback, Puddle of Mudd, Creed, and any other "MMMMMRYEAH" band.
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  11. Anthony Kiedis
    Axl Rose
  12. Sonicfrog

    Sonicfrog Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2008
    Fresno, CA
    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.
  13. AuntieBeeb


    Dec 12, 2010
    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.
  14. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Both the guys who sang for ACDC
  15. jaywa


    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    "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.
  16. Art Araya

    Art Araya

    May 29, 2006
    Palm Coast, FL
    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.
  17. Tanner5382


    Sep 26, 2010
    Canton, GA
    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.
  18. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    The guy from the B-52s! Soooooo annoying!
  19. ThudThudThud


    Jun 4, 2010
    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.
  20. Mark Reccord

    Mark Reccord Supporting Member

    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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