I personally much prefer the raspy-voiced vocals of singers such as Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Tyler, Doro Pesch, and Joan Jett (to name a few) over the clear, smooth *singing* vocals of most female vocalists. It makes the music seem edgier and gives it some attitude, as well as enhancing the emotional content. How come you don't see vocalists with this singing style anymore? Everything seems so cookie-cutter and bland now. Is it a temporary thing or was that type of attitude-driven singing style just a fad among female vocalists?
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I wish I knew, because I totally agree with you.1