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Jun 19, 2022 - 12:23pm
financeabc, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I think the better question would be who is best female musician or performer.  You do not have to be an elite singer to be great.  There is no question in my mind that Billy Joel is best musical talent of all time but he was not an elite singer.  On the female side, my favorites are Pink and Kesha.  If we talking about pure singing, Whitney Houston was probably the best. 

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Jun 19, 2022 - 9:50pm
GoingToBeAnMD, what's your opinion? Comment below:

+SB for mentioning Pink. She doesn't sound like much on records - and I wouldn't call myself a big fan - but have you ever tried to get tickets to a Pink show? Fughedaboudit!!! That girl sells out arenas across the country in seconds - women love her!

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Jun 20, 2022 - 12:56pm
financeabc, what's your opinion? Comment below:
GoingToBeAnMD

+SB for mentioning Pink. She doesn't sound like much on records - and I wouldn't call myself a big fan - but have you ever tried to get tickets to a Pink show? Fughedaboudit!!! That girl sells out arenas across the country in seconds - women love her!

Yeah, she is great, especially the older stuff.  I do not think her voice is very good but her style of music is kind of kick ass, which is cool for a female. 

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Jun 26, 2022 - 3:04am
DavidFosterWallace, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Dead thread - but holy fuck how does someone so definitively belief Billy Joel, of all fucking people, to be the "best musical talent of all time." Like, barring any obvious consensus of critics or whomever that Billy Joel is clearly a very distant way from such a lofty title, how does one listen to Billy Joel and say "yep this is where music peaked." Baffling.

Jun 26, 2022 - 9:45pm
Synergy_or_Syzygy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Jacob Collier is probably the greatest pure musical talent living. Doesn't mean his music is everyone's cup of tea but he is like a Mozart of music theory.

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Jun 19, 2022 - 9:55pm
GoingToBeAnMD, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I agree with the earlier statement that you have to evaluate female singers on their performance because a good record producer can hide a lot on an album. I mean, we live in a world where Cardi B has a Grammy, right? So based on singers I've seen live: 

  • Sara McLachlan
  • Colbie Callat
  • Dido

Tons of potential in Olivia Rodrigo, but I have yet to see her live and her story is still being written anyways. 

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Jun 19, 2022 - 10:01pm
jonjonsnow, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Olivia Rodrigo is nothing special. she is a prime example of zero charisma, celebrating absolute mediocrity.

Jun 19, 2022 - 10:03pm
GoingToBeAnMD, what's your opinion? Comment below:

No doubt she is sugar pop right now. But she's young and she has a legitimate voice. Give her some time to develop and she can grow into something big. 

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Jun 26, 2022 - 9:47pm
Synergy_or_Syzygy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

+1 for Sara McLachlan, her voice is so nice

I was going to say Natalie Cole but I didn't realize she died in 2015

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Jun 26, 2022 - 9:48pm
Synergy_or_Syzygy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

In this group I believe Christina Aguilera belongs

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Jun 19, 2022 - 10:06pm
Anonymous Monkey, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Alive: Adele

Of all time: Whitney Houston

Jun 19, 2022 - 11:10pm
Thomas Pynchon, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Of all time? Whitney, and I cannot believe we are even seriously debating this. Perhaps there's an argument to be made it's Aretha Franklin or Ella Fitzgerald, but I really think Whitney was a notch above them both. Currently alive? Adele or Mariah Carey, and they're leagues behind the other 3 ladies I mentioned.

Jun 19, 2022 - 11:29pm
Appley, what's your opinion? Comment below:

strongly agreed about your comment on Whitney, but i do not agree with all the comments saying Adele is the best singer (in mainstream music) right now. she leaves... much to be desired during her live performances, the only place to really tell who can sing or not. to be honest, she could still do better on the records too.

for me, the best singer still active right now is Kelly Clarkson by FAR (even if I think she hasn't put out a superb record in a while). the others truly cannot compare to kelly.

EDIT: actually i change my answer. the best singer alive right now is Kelly Clarkson AND Celine Dion. i'm slightly more familiar with Kelly's music but love Celine too! and she is the real deal live, as anyone would know.

Jun 26, 2022 - 9:49pm
Synergy_or_Syzygy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Sia is up there with Adele if you don't mind the voice cracking

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Jun 26, 2022 - 9:53pm
Synergy_or_Syzygy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I don't really consider Whitney a notch above Ella Fitzgerald. Ella forgot the words to Mack the Knife, then made the rest of the song up and THAT live recording got published and put in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Legendary Ella.

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Jun 20, 2022 - 11:42am
Beer-Kleiza, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Whitney, Barba streisand, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Aretha are probably the greatest singers.

My personal favorites are Stevie Nicks and Lauryn hill.

Jun 26, 2022 - 10:04pm
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Jun 26, 2022 - 10:42pm
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