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As a lifelong metal fan with some other favourite genres, I've never really focused on the singing in music too much. 

 

Now I'm often tired and getting older I need to soften the average of my record collection. 

 

Stuff that has made me realise I really like stuff with good singing:

 

Grimes

Janelle Monae

Beyonce

Hamilton Soundtrack

Carly Rae Jepsen (shh)

Tool/a perfect circle

Opeth

Steely Dan

Julia Holter

 

 

I'm kind of inclined to clever pop, jazzy stuff and rock. 

 

What else am I missing, modern and classic stuff?

 

Thanks!

 

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'Good singing' is a bit broad but try Minnie Riperton and her otherworldly vocal range or I guess everything Aretha recorded.

 

If you're after warm vocals for chilling, Sade always hits the spot for me - her Lovers Rock album is *chef's kiss*

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Hannah Reid of London Grammar constantly amazes me with her beautiful voice. She is a stunning singer. 

 

 

 

Probably their most well known song is Strong though... 

 

Maybe a bit mainstream for Rllmuk though

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This is a Song by  " Dirty Ray "  Lead singer of Immaculate Fools   ( Google it ;)  )

 

If you're into music you hopefully wont diss' it over the 1st half of the song.  Its a grower/ builder  and rather powerful as the song goes on...

 

enjoy  I hope :)  because its brill.

 

 

 

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Pretty much anything that Sampha is on. Got a great warmth to his voice. 

 

This guy has great range. 

 

13 hours ago, Lovelyman said:

I'm kind of inclined to clever pop, jazzy stuff and rock. 

Give this a go. Madison McFerrin, Daughter of Bobby. Has an absolute beautiful voice. 

 

I prefer the Photay remix version but if you're not into electronica, it might not be your cup of tea. 

 

Anderson Paak is probably as close as there is to a male Janelle Monae. So he's worth checking out. 

 

I'm an utter sucker for a duet, often adds up to more than the sum of their parts vocally. 

 

 

 

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Wow I love Christian Vander. I posted some of his stuff in the jazz thread, but this one especially always stops me in my tracks when I hear it. 

 

 

 

I'd also recommend 'The Man With the Golden Throat', Jon Lucien. A tone as rich as a cheese soufflé.

 

 

 

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