The Greatest Living Rock Voices

Happy 2012 everyone!

After a brief spell of blog-block, I’m back and have kickstarted the year by listening to a lot of rock. Which started me thinking about how much I like rock vocals – there’s something totally unique about hearing a really good rock singer. Some are deep, dark and disturbing…others huge, high and soaring…and some just knock your socks off.

Earlier this week I tweeted about this blog post and asked for some inspiration. Here are the Top 20 (living) rock singers, as voted by the Twittersphere, in alphabetical order. Have a listen, you might find something cool – when you’ve finished, make sure you vote in the poll below!

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My top 20 vocalists of all time

“You’re a singer – who’s your favourite then?”… has to be one of the most common questions I get asked at gigs. The hard thing is, I very rarely have an answer ready – it’s an impossible question! It depends on the genre, on whether we’re rating singing ability as opposed to performance, and bunch of other things.

I decided to write a list of my favourite singers – going purely on vocals, not songwriting, or skill as a performer.

Here, in no particular order, is a list of my favourite 20 vocalists of all time.

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