Rock singers, post-1990

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by cranky, Jul 18, 2021.

Who are your top 3 rock singers post-1990?

  1. Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)

  2. Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)

  3. Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins)

  4. Bono (U2)

  5. Bradley Nowell (Sublime)

  6. Daniel Johns (Silverchair)

  7. Perry Farrell (Jane's Addiction)

  8. Anthony Kiedis (RHCP)

  9. James Hetfield (Metallica)

  10. Andrew Stockdale (Wolfmother)

  11. Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters)

  12. Matt Bellamy (Muse)

  13. Serj Tankian (System of a Down)

  14. Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)

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  1. nickmsmith

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    Cornell #1
    Tankian is the most talented singer, but behind Cornell for me.
    Vedder a distant 3rd.


    Corgan is a good songwriter and arranger, but on list of best singers… he’s nowhere near that list. Also Kiedis. As much as I am a fan of some of their songs.
     
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    Frank Black wrote the rock songs i would've written if i'd been born Frank Black too. songs about coyotes and ufos and headaches and aqueducts... he kills me... and I love the Pixies too...
     
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    Lol, classic Old Guy.
     
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    I haven't look at the previous pages, but has there already been discussion about U2 and Metallica NOT being "post-1990?"
     
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    Gee I don't have any top 3 after 1990, aw Christ I'm getting old.
     
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    Chris Robinson - The Black Crowes
    Hope Sandoval - Mazzy Star
    Chris Cornell - he’s a legend for a reason


    British
    Richard Ashcroft - The Verve
    Beth Gibbons - Portishead
    Thom Yorke - Radiohead
     
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    I'd say a tie between Cornell and Staley. Cornell of course had more range, but Layne had sort of a Bonn Scott je nais sais quoi to his voice. Very naturally distinct. Another thing about AIC, at least in the four times I saw them and from all sorts of boots I've listened to, Layne didn't have off nights. Cornell though, good grief. A couple of times I saw Soundgarden indoors, and was just wondering how in hades he still had a voice singing that hard. Just peeled the paint off the walls.
     
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    Completely agree. A career I followed and supported as an avid fan. (still am) Simply stating that it's a shame we won't be getting anymore music from a very talented individual. I'm sure there'll be periodic releases (there's been 2 already) but nothing new with Soundgarden or his solo work.
     
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    With all due respect, the poll is invalid without Kurt Cobain and Scott Weiland as options, who imho are 1 and 2.

    The audacity to put Kurt's drummer on there (who is very good) but not him is just blasphemous.


     
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    My thoughts exactly.
     
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    No mention of Myles Kennedy ???
     
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    Lol "audacity". "Kurt's drummer".

    I've met plenty of people who, for better or worse, are grateful for Nirvana's demise since it led to Foo Fighters. Grohl's voice is less distinctive than Cobain's, but the energy and quality are both there, with a career significantly longer and more prolific.





    Foo Fighters have some bland, watered down tunes, but when they rock, they really rock. And Grohl can really belt them out.
     
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    Another vote for Ian Moore - never got widespread attention, but a powerhouse on both vocals and guitar.
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    Yep that one right there.
     
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    100% agreed.
     
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    No Layne Stayley = No Vote

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