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Greatest Male Solo Artist - 2nd Round - Bob Dylan vs Roy Orbison

Greatest Male Solo Artist - 2nd Round - Bob Dylan vs Roy Orbison  

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  1. 1. Greatest Male Solo Artist - 2nd Round - Bob Dylan vs Roy Orbison


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  • Poll closed on 26/10/20 at 20:46

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3 minutes ago, mgw100 said:

As in it's consistently music he doesn't like?

I normally don't like anything he likes in music threads and invariably anything I like or sort of like from what is on offer on here, it turns out Mook hates. His consistency validates both of our tastes. One day we may find we both like and the universe will explode. 

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1 minute ago, Mook said:

Bob Dylan is a great songwriter, no question. His voice does my head in though so I can't listen to him do his own songs.

 

Roy Orbison is just not for me, I'm surprised at all the love for him on here tbh. Fuddy duddy music.

I sort of agree on Orbison, I think Lynch didn't use his music because he thinks he's great (he might, I don't know) but because is often genuinely creepy. 

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If anything Stig’s experiment has shown us that people’s tastes are pretty fucked up. Pointless trying to work them out. For example, I’d walk on broken glass to see Springsteen live but go for a piss when he plays ‘born to run’ as it sucks the life out of me.

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4 minutes ago, SasaS said:

I normally don't like anything he likes in music threads and invariably anything I like or sort of like from what is on offer on here, it turns out Mook hates. His consistency validates both of our tastes. One day we may find we both like and the universe will explode. 

I didn't realise that was why you had such a good memory for the stuff I don't like.

 

I'm pretty sure we would have some common ground somewhere. I mean, you're not Code.

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3 minutes ago, El Diego said:

If anything Stig’s experiment has shown us that people’s tastes are pretty fucked up. Pointless trying to work them out. For example, I’d walk on broken glass to see Springsteen live but go for a piss when he plays ‘born to run’ as it sucks the life out of me.

It's all part of my masterplan. 

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18 hours ago, SasaS said:

*writes down*... Leonard Cohen... Bob Dylan...

 

18 hours ago, SasaS said:

I am intrigued by Mook's list because of its consistency.

 

Yeah Mook, are there any Jewish musical legends you actually do like, hmm?

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9 minutes ago, Strontium Dog™ said:

Yeah Mook, are there any Jewish musical legends you actually do like, hmm?

I think he loves Yid Vicious.


 

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15 minutes ago, Strontium Dog™ said:

 

 

Yeah Mook, are there any Jewish musical legends you actually do like, hmm?

He hates Lou Reed and The Ramones as well. You might be onto something here. 

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2 hours ago, Strontium Dog™ said:

 

 

Yeah Mook, are there any Jewish musical legends you actually do like, hmm?

I Googled it & you had me worried I was maybe a Nazi until I remembered Buddy Rich was Jewish.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Mook said:

I Googled it & you had me worried I was maybe a Nazi until I remembered Buddy Rich was Jewish.

 

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Pidge said:

Holy fuck, Orbison knocked out Ray Charles?! How the fuck did that happen?

The right thing happened 

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19 minutes ago, KMD7 said:

 

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Good shout.

 

Donald Fagen is another one I spotted that I'm a fan of.

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Roy was the better singer but Dylan is just an immense songwriter. Not a fan of his voice though but some of my favourite songs are by him, these 2 especially.

 

Sweetheart Like You

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Now the voting is closed, I'm putting it out there - I prefer Dylan's singing to Roy Orbison's. Obviously, Orbison is more likely to hit all the right notes in the right order and when he's at his best (say, Crying or Blue Bayou) he's better than Dylan's best, but most of his stuff leaves me cold; Pretty Woman has always made me cringe and the least said about Rock House, the better.

 

Dylan's voice, at its worst, is barely tolerable. But a Hell of a lot of his studio recordings, across a wide range of styles and conveying a much wider range of emotions than Orbison, are pretty near perfect; there are examples across 58 years, from his first album to his last.

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1 hour ago, AngryofTuebrook said:

Now the voting is closed, I'm putting it out there - I prefer Dylan's singing to Roy Orbison's. Obviously, Orbison is more likely to hit all the right notes in the right order and when he's at his best (say, Crying or Blue Bayou) he's better than Dylan's best, but most of his stuff leaves me cold; Pretty Woman has always made me cringe and the least said about Rock House, the better.

 

Dylan's voice, at its worst, is barely tolerable. But a Hell of a lot of his studio recordings, across a wide range of styles and conveying a much wider range of emotions than Orbison, are pretty near perfect; there are examples across 58 years, from his first album to his last.

Spot on, Bob’s vocal technique changes from album to album. Only era that grated on me me is the over pronunciation on ‘blonde on blonde’

Read somewhere that he’s happiest now with his vocal range. 

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