Top Ten Best Male Rock Vocalistswalter34
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All the lists on this site simply SUCKS...
Seriously, you guys must be kidding by placing great vocalists like Roger Daltrey, Roger Waters and Robert Plant behind Jared Leto (cough,! Can you believe it? ). And this isn't even the best part. Do you know at which position Jeff Buckley is? 65th!
It seems this list was compiled by a bunch of retarded kiddies...
Daltrey is the original and the greatest male rock vocalist of all time. This is not up for debate, it is provable fact - My Generation predates Zep and anything good by the Stones, and is just the beginning of his run of classics. That run outlasts all other singers records except McCartney's, and he is a pop singer. Roger is the boss.
THE rock god vocalist of all time. Pre-dating Plant and Mercury, he is the archetype - no one could project strength like Daltrey.
Mercury had most range, Axl most anger, Mick most swag, Morrison most sex appeal, Plant most unique BUT... Daltrey without any doubt had the most raw POWER. he should be number two behind freddie for best voice and maybe number one because he just can make any rock song better through his force.. example watch him sing Queens I want it all at mercury tribute. Its pure kickass ROCK!V 11 Comments
You guys must be kidding. By far the Metal God is #1
Halford may not be at the top because the band was only popular among the hard rockers. However his voice was much better than many on the top you the list.
Rob Halford and Klaus Meine, being this low makes this list Bogus, Both singers are TOP 5 anyway you look at it
Should be number 1, no questions. List is a jokeV 2 Comments
There's not a lot of people who can go through what David has gone through and use the experiences for a creative energy. He has made sacrifices time and time again to preserve his voice. He is the most dedicated and hard working man. His vocal range is HUGE. When David joined Disturbed he was not used to singing that type of music. He is amazing and deserves a higher ranking on this list.
Why the hell is he so low on the list. The one and only Dave can sing anything and everything! Just listen to Darkness, Pain Redefined and even their covers. ISHWILF does NOT fit their music style, no matter what your excuse is; but he still does very well on it. Hell, his voice is THE reason Disturbed is unique. The chemistry between all the band members is astounding, don't get me wrong. However, compare Dan Donegan to the music in Vandal and Brawl and then compare that to Disturbed.
Three spots from where he really belongs. David is so much better than a LOT of the guys in the top ten. Of course, there aren't many better than Freddy Mercury... but I mean, COME ON! Is Jared Leto as recognizable as David Draiman? If so, how come I've never heard of him until recently?
Very underrated artist with a very unique style. Many featuring in the top ten here are extremely overrated and suspect voted for out of love for the band or artist rather than an honest reflection of vocal talent.V 25 Comments
It's crazy how he is this low, this guy single handedly saved my life from my own inner demons by just singing, his honest, dark lyrics mixed with his haunting yet extremely emotional voice made me believe I wasn't alone in terms of feeling depressed and wanting to do drugs, his range and vocal harmonies are unmatched he created the most distinct and recognizable voice in grunge, that is imitated constantly nowadays, but none of them have the talent or raw emotion layne did, Kurt might be the king of grunge, layne was god without a doubt he is one of the most talented, real, and emotional singers ever and to have him only at 37 is absurd, he is top 5 at least, listen to "rain when I die" "god am""nutshell" "dirt" and "sea of sorrow" JUST TO NAME A FEW and you will see what I mean he is a legend and most of all a lifesaver to millions, and all he did was sing his heart out.R.I. P Layne Thomas Staley, gone but surely not forgotten.
Why is Layne so overlooked/ignored/underrated on all these 'top rock vocalists' lists? Go listen to a live performance of his on YouTube- ANY live performance, especially of "Man in the Box", "Love, Hate, Love" circa 1991 or so; "Would? " etc... His voice came straight from the soul and basically DEMANDS to be listened to- he had so much power and feeling; he was awesome. As well as hard rock/metal/grunge, he sang bluesy acoustic songs beautifully, too. There was never a more honest or simply powerful male vocalist around. Lots of people try to imitate him but he truly was unique, one-of-a-kind. Much respect for Layne Staley, who inspired and continues to inspire for generations to come, far beyond this life.
I challenge anyone voting on this list to listen to any/all of Alice In Chains songs and not fall in love with Layne Staley's voice. His ability to make the listener feel every emotion on the planet was amazing. He had a god given talent and he delivered always. Your Fans Will Always Love You LAYNE RIP.
I can't believe Layne is this low. He is easily in top 2 grunge vocalists with Chris Cornell. Amazing singer with incredible rangeV 28 Comments
How come he is so low on the list? I can't believe it. People, he was one of the greatest singers of all time!
For the people who says he's not in rock. He is in almost all types of Popular music ranging from slow pop to hard rock.
Why is Michael Jackson on a ROCK list? I'm pretty sure is handle is the "King of Pop".
Definitely deserves to be higher he had some interesting songs and even more interesting vocals to go with them - loverockV 3 Comments
How could Brian be higher in the list than Bon? This is the Guy who sings on Highway to Hell!
Brian is good but never better than Bon Scott - shatti
Just listen to Night Prowler. You'll see Bon is amazing
Sad not much people know about him anymoreV 10 Comments
what the hell is he doing on number 24? do you even know what it takes to be a good vocalist? I can say one thing and that is Ian Gillian deserves to be at least in the top 10
What the hell are you crazy? 27th place just joke ) have you ever listened 2 child in time or 2 gethsemane from jesus christ superstar? He is first with rob plant
Pathetic how low he is, has/had an amazing range
What he is doing on 27th? he should be at least top 5!V 14 Comments
Rod has that unique raspy voice that is unlike the others on this list. While Robert Plant is certainly one of the very best when it comes to singing hard rock songs, Stewart is just as effective for the music that he sings. I love them both and their music is timeless.
It is sad not to see Patton in the top 10. Goes to show popularity shadows true talent. I see mostly one tone zombies stuck in their monotonous style. Vocally he is unabsorbed and limitless. Mike puts most singers to shame.
Meaningless popularity contest that proves nothing other than most don't recognize a great vocalist. Some on this list are great. Few ever have been as good as Mike Patton. I wonder what this list would look like if only music producers could vote.
Just listen to anything Mike Patton has done and you will know better! This man is THE top vocalist not only in terms of rock vocalists.
I can't believe he isn't in the top 10. He seems son comfortable singing in FNM an also in Mondo Cane, and those are really different styles. Long live Mike!V 10 Comments
He definitely has one of the best voices hands down. He's good with his screams and when he sings softer, lower notes, it's just pure melody!
One of the strongest vocals of nowadays. Easily one of the most original ones as well.
He is lovely with his vocals, can go soft and then scream like a devil, then sing like an angel
He has an amazing voice! I've only listened to Breaking Benjamin, and no one else for the past 4 almost 5 years, and I'll never get tired of it. He's my inspiration to start singing, and playing guitar, and making my own music. He's my idol. Definitely deserves to be in the top 10.V 6 Comments
This guy has amazing vocals. He knows when to sing soft, and knows when to use the absolutely perfect amount of rasp in his voice. Honestly, he can sing anything. He can even scream... - xSpartanXx
Most beautiful singer I have ever had the privilege of hearing. And just when he knows to he can scream like no one else in songs like animal I have become, riot, and bitter taste to say just a few. He puts so much emotion into his songs as seen in songs like no more, someone who cares, never too late, and anonymous. My single favorite singer today with true talent in a world today with so many who are fake.
This has to be a mistake... this guy can't be #55... he should be in the top 5...
The bestV 25 Comments
This guy's played in multiple bands (RTZ, Boston, Orion the hunter, beatlejuice) and has shown many of his different sides with his voice as a rock vocalist. He hits the high (and low) powerful screamin' notes in harmony with the guitars and maintains the warm vibration, like done in the band Boston with most songs. His voice is so pure and he does the fading out of a note into softness like a charm. Sometime's he slides to the next octave/note, like a perfect transition. When he holds a note for a while, he can go 2 octaves higher and end up right on the tone within a millisecond. In his other songs done with Barry Goudreau he can show the soft side of his voice too. I think his voice is similar to that of Freddie Mercury, which is a good thing. It doesn't matter what place he's got or belongs to on this list. He's my rock vocal hero and remains in my heart and mind.
Yeah, he had a killer range, but what sets him apart was his beautiful timbre. Best sounding male voice I have ever heard.
This guy makes your blood flow!
Incredible voiceV 6 Comments
Brandon Flowers from the killers rose and got his fame there. He is my favorite male vocalist and his songs are phenomenal! Honestly, he should be very near the top ten or in the top ten if everyone on the earth listens. Yesterday he was 31. Now I am righting this he is 25th place. HIs new album coming soon will influence his position and I belive it will be for the good. - MTDiorio19
The pitch of his voice is really refreshing! Really strong voice. His sings lower than his chest voice, and that to me is so raw. So gifted. I just can't get enough of him singing. I just can't. It's all so natural. He makes it sounds so easy to pull out all those note. LIT!
Though everyone got his personal favourite, brandon flowers got the best voice. Try to be objectiv, you don't have to like the music or the lyrics but the voice of him is untouchable.
Seen him live 3 times. His voice just carries...you can decipher every word.
You can't say that for some others on the list.
He's one of the top 10 metal singers and on this list should be 15-20.
He's so low because metal singers are not on MTV and radio stations 24/7 and they are usually underrated as compared to non-metal rock singers.
Demons & Wizards - Path Of Glory, My Last Sunrise, Crimson King, Heaven Denies, Fiddler On The Green.
Blind Guardian - Majesty, The Throne, The Bard's Song (in the forest), Nightfall, Thorn. - Metal_Treasure
How come you put Chester at number 3 between the legends when his singing voice is just standard? Matt's voice is so much better than him! Okay, Matt don't deserve to be number 1 because there are so many better singers in this list than Matt like Freddie Mercury, Robert Plant, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, and even Bono. but Matt definitely better singer than Chester! Matt should've been on top 15 at least and Chester on Matt's position now (30) cause Chester's vocal technique is just average in my opinion, like any other punk vocalists. (I know LP is not punk). Matt has amazing vocal technique. - exo_politik
My favourite 3 are freddy mercury (QUEEN), bruce dickinson (IRON MAIDEN) and matt bellamy, so I've decided to go with him as this is crap! He should be 2nd or 3rd. Anything above that is an insult. Listen to knights of cydonia, time is running out, United States of eurasia, unintended or plug in baby. There you go. 1 song for each album
He should at least be in the top ten... He sings better than Chester at the very least. He has an incredible voice range... Listen to both uprising and supermassive black hole and you will understand
Matt should definitely be on the top 15 - being 34 is an insult! He can reach a massive 2.7 octaves higher than your standard singer!
His vibrato and signature vocal techniques are just pure awesome... Definitely should be in Chesters place up there lol - I'm so confused how he got higher than Matt Bellamy...
He should be much higher on this list.
One of the Best rock blues voices of all time
Paul should be near the top if not the top!
PAUL ROGERS SHOULD BE MUCH HIGHER ON THE LIST. HE HAS PITCH AND VOICE CONTROL, PLUS A TRUE ROCK AND ROLL VOICE. HE CAN MOVE HIS VOICE INTO A ROBUST MANLY ROCKER TONE, THEN SWITCH TO A PERFECT PITCH UPPER CASE RANGE.
PAUL ROGERS IS SO UNDErrated ON THIS SITE.
This guy is wanted by big name bands. His voice is strong and enticing. He can sing AND play at the same time and he's 100% real (compared to some of the yoyos named above him). Watch most of his interviews and you'll see he's not your regular guy. He's humble and simply likes to R&R. I really hope Alter Bridge goes for a 4th round because their music is inspiring and they don't have trashy videos like most rock bands (unfortunately) have and destroy the reputation of genuine R&R fans. AB fans are real just like them...
4 octaves of pure beauty, one of the best rock singers along with one of the best real bands out there... Alter bridge
I find it very surprising that Myles isn't higher on this list. I would put him in my all time top 5, no questions asked. The only reason he's not higher is because he's not a household name like Paul McCartney, Kurt Cobain, Chester Bennington, etc... People know those guys because their respective groups were all extremely popular. Myles' work with Alter Bridge, Mayfield Four and Slash has all been astounding. It's a shame more people don't know who he is. His voice far surpasses the three names I mentioned. Chris Cornell is listed as number 10 and Myles' range and tone is very comparable to Cornell. I would put Myles one step above Cornell and move McCartney, Cobain, Bennington and M Shadows WAYY down the list.
Top five for sure.V 20 Comments
#82 is nuts geddy is insane. I would love to see most of these people hit geds notes. Not only can he sing very high but he portrays the lyrics emotions very well. I feel that the only reason he is down this far is because half of these people haven't heard of Rush and are definitely.
2112: Overture / The Temples of Syrinx / Discovery / Presentation / Oracle: The Dream / Soliloquy / Grand Finale!... The Necromancer, Tom Sawyer, A Farewell to Kings, Here Again, and... Many more
Geddy Lee has an amazing voice and age has not changed it. We saw Rush live a couple of years back. There was no front band the whole show was Rush. They may be getting up there in years but they can still rock with the best of them. I would put him and Steve Perry (Journey) at the top of this list.
Go listen to Bastille Day and try telling me he isn't the greatest - infinitypoolV 6 Comments
His tone and range are absolutely incredible! Listen to "Pride (in the name of love)" for an idea of how good he is.
How did he not make at least the top 20? He sings with so much soul and passion, you believe in what he is singing. And his range is amazing. Just listen to With or Without You, A Sort of Homecoming, Bad, Still Haven't Found what I'm Looking for, Heartland. Come on, he does crazy stuff
For range and texture of voice, outstanding. For the ability to continue to sing well into his fifties, amazing. For rock ballads-something in this man's voice can move your soul, he quite carries you along.
Should be top ten - one of the best singers and frontmen ever. Still sounds as good as he ever did - check out their Songs Of Innocence tour for proof.V 8 Comments
The reality of the matter is that Maynard could sing every song from all of those above him on this list. However, nigh but a very select few could even manage to sing any of his songs... Mainly from his Tool days. The simple fact that the band doesn't get much air time because they don't sing about puppies and flowers has nothing to do with fact that this man can sing perfect circles around nearly everyone on this list.
Take two seconds and listen to Parabol off of Lateralus, its a mantra type vocal which is followed by Parabola... Insane! Follow that up with Ticks and Leaches...
Would send half of these sac jockeys home crying and with paralyzed vocal cords.
Personally I love Trent Reznor and MM's voices, but Maynard's has something that makes it just perfect. He can sing what he wants as he wants.
The only one deserving a higher spot in my opinion is Freddy Mercury. Maynard is a close second. But this really is a popularity contest isn't it?
This site is a joke. Look at some of the people at the top of the list. JokeV 10 Comments
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