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Lordofthefiles

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Singers what sound like other singers...
« on: May 03, 2019, 07:34:46 PM »
Fred Schneider sounds like Jello Biafra, or Jello Biafra sounds like Fred Schneider.


Brundle-Fly

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Re: Singers what sound like other singers...
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2019, 10:47:09 PM »
The lead singer of The Decemberists sounds like Brian Molko out of Placebo.

Re: Singers what sound like other singers...
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2019, 10:49:42 PM »
Mickey Dolenz, or unreleased Grace Slick demo?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13sR8SlyOXs

Re: Singers what sound like other singers...
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2019, 12:32:40 AM »
When I first heard "West End Girls" back in '84, my first thought was, "Wow, Al Stewart's really trying something new."

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Re: Singers what sound like other singers...
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2019, 09:36:16 AM »
When I first heard "West End Girls" back in '84, my first thought was, "Wow, Al Stewart's really trying something new."

When I first heard Belle & Sebastian on the radio back in 1996, my first thought was, "Wow, Donovan can still write a tune."

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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2019, 11:15:28 AM »
The lead sing of Misty's Big Adventure sounds exactly like Julian Cope

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Re: Singers what sound like other singers...
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2019, 01:55:56 PM »
Phil Collins/Peter Gabriel/Sting/Gotye

Brundle-Fly

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Re: Singers what sound like other singers...
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2019, 07:42:31 PM »
I managed to convince for a few minutes a mate who was a huge Costello fan that this was Elvis's new single in the late eighties.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcU57tAKzng

Brundle-Fly

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Re: Singers what sound like other singers...
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2019, 07:49:15 PM »
The most fascinating one for me was The Dears with Murray Lightburn, a black Canadian artist who managed to channel Morrissey, Neil Hannon and Damon Albarn's singing style all in the same track.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALA8bszA0L0

Re: Singers what sound like other singers...
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2019, 07:55:40 PM »
Andy Kim - Neil Diamond
America - CS&N
Jello Biafra - Norm MacDonald

icehaven

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Re: Singers what sound like other singers...
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2019, 10:31:22 PM »
I've just got Sufjan Stevens and the singer in Beirut confused but that might be my cloth ears as they aren't that similar.

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Re: Singers what sound like other singers...
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2019, 11:38:26 PM »
Howlin Wolf and Captain Beefheart.

Brundle-Fly

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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2019, 12:01:33 AM »

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Re: Singers what sound like other singers...
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2019, 07:39:13 PM »
Matt Bellamy - Thom Yorke - Chris Martin
... then all British singers from 2000 until 2017


Captain Z

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Re: Singers what sound like other singers...
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2019, 08:53:57 PM »
I was trying desperately to remember the name of the Alanis Morissette song I was hearing the other day, it turned out to be Zombie by The Cranberries.

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« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2019, 09:16:24 PM »
The guy from Metz often manages to sound like John Lydon having a panic attack in a cave, notably on the verse to this track, Rats.

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« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2019, 11:17:03 PM »
I used to think Barbie Girl by Aqua must have been by the same band that did Don't Speak (I would have been about seven but I don't think it's an unreasonable assumption, the vocals have that same sort of petulant girlish tone).

Lovefool by The Cardigans fell into the same category in my head for a while as well, but I think that was more the sugary sadness of the song overall.

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Re: Singers what sound like other singers...
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2019, 11:53:07 PM »
^ Add 'Sixpence None The Richer - Kiss Me' into that mix.

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Re: Singers what sound like other singers...
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2019, 12:05:29 AM »
The guy from Metz often manages to sound like John Lydon having a panic attack in a cave, notably on the verse to this track, Rats.

"John Lydon having a panic attack in a cave" sounds right up my alley to be fair

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Re: Singers what sound like other singers...
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2019, 12:11:22 AM »
I always enjoyed this tune, where our fella goes from Bryan Adams (verse) to Crowded House (prechorus) to Phil Collins (chorus)

https://youtu.be/ugpsZqLEYJI?t=38

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« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2019, 01:04:07 AM »
I always enjoyed this tune, where our fella goes from Bryan Adams (verse) to Crowded House (prechorus) to Phil Collins (chorus)

https://youtu.be/ugpsZqLEYJI?t=38
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Re: Singers what sound like other singers...
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2019, 07:54:15 AM »
Since she started buying songs off her and copying her guide vocals, Paloma Faith has gone from an Amy Winehouse imitator to a Sia imitator.

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« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2019, 08:28:38 AM »
Halsey = every other bland yelpy wispy voiced singer

NoSleep

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Re: Singers what sound like other singers...
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2019, 08:36:48 AM »
Finley Quaye is a Poundland Burning Spear (Winston Rodney).

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« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2019, 08:38:03 AM »

When Babylon by David Gray came out nearly 20 fackin years ago, I just assumed is was a Simply Red or Mick Hucknall song.

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Re: Singers what sound like other singers...
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2019, 08:40:14 AM »
Mick Hucknall sounds like a Poundland Marty Balin.

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« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2019, 10:10:29 AM »
Colin Blunstone and Nick Drake




famethrowa

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Re: Singers what sound like other singers...
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2019, 10:42:04 AM »
This is the most accurate description of anything that has ever been described!

It's probably more the chords in the "up and down" bit that sound like Neil Finn, but the words help too.

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Re: Singers what sound like other singers...
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2019, 11:07:07 AM »
This is very much a one-song-only thing, but Mike Vennart's vocal performance on Don't Forget The Joker reeeally reminds me of Chris Cornell.