ROUND 2: MrToddington vs Starman

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ROUND 2: MrToddington vs Starman

Post  Zedd Squared on Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:21 pm

This is the thread for the round 2 matchup of MrToddington versus Starman. Feel free to post clips and descriptions.
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Re: ROUND 2: MrToddington vs Starman

Post  MrToddington on Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:27 pm

Soft Singing - Fish - "Script for a Jester's Tear" (Marillion, Script for a Jester's Tear, 1983):
http://picosong.com/YdSq/
Not sure what to say about this one. Emotional, quiet approach to these lines.

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Distortion use - Corey Glover - "Preachin' Blues" (Living Colour, live 2012):

0:00 - 1:40, basically.
Appropriately bluesy singing from Glover. Especially gritty for him, and particular mention needs to be made of his wailing highs, which he also carries distortion to (for instance, 1:07).  Smile
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Re: ROUND 2: MrToddington vs Starman

Post  Starman on Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:17 am

Best use of soft singing
Jeff Buckley
about 1.00-2.56, consistent and beautiful colourful tone throughout. Just gorgeous singing and tone. Very moving.


Best Distorted Tone
Justin Hawkins
1.05-2.15 Hopefully this will at least get me like a 2/3 out of 5.
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Re: ROUND 2: MrToddington vs Starman

Post  Big Brother on Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:28 am

Distorted

Glover- Fucking amazing... like damn, that singing was soulful and powerful and viciously gritty just spectacular 5/5
Hawkins- Not distorted, at all 1/5

Soft

Fish- Sounds nice. Not much else to say 3/5
Buckley- Beautiful, the control he has over his voice is astounding 4/5
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Re: ROUND 2: MrToddington vs Starman

Post  Sandblasted on Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:26 am

Best distorted tone:
Glover - Aboslutely nuts, I knew Glover was capable of some pretty distorted stuff but his control and range here was impeccable, I listened to the whole performance and he gets even nuttier around 3 and a half to 4 minute mark. 5/5
Hawkins - Some nice belts but nothing distorted, not particularly a fan of the band or the cover either. 1/5

Best use of soft singing:
Fish - Pretty nice sound and suits the soft style of the music very well, has an almost medieval tinge to it constrasted w/ some spacey keyboard work. 4/5
Buckley - I always appreciated how well Jeff showed how diverse can be, this track especially, a nice soft falsetto that fits perfectly with the cadence and truly the focal point of the music in this track, his control is certainly to be admired. 5/5
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Re: ROUND 2: MrToddington vs Starman

Post  Rodney Razorshorts on Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:02 pm

Distorted Tone
Glover: Dude I love that grit. Pretty different sound from what he had going in his prime. Those wails were awesome too. 4.5/5
Hawkins: You totally used the wrong singer. 1/5

Soft Singing
Fish: These clips take the 'soft' part very seriously. Anyway, I appreciate how difficult it is to sing like that, especially for long sections. I didn't particularly care for the section, but it fits well. 3.5/5
Buckley: However, how can you not go with him here? 5/5
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Re: ROUND 2: MrToddington vs Starman

Post  Starman on Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:12 pm

sorry guys, I always screw up one of these categories. my bad.
also appreciate 1/5s, I don't even deserve that.
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Re: ROUND 2: MrToddington vs Starman

Post  Shikkaku on Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:58 am

Best Distorted Tone

Glover: That was completely insane, his distortion usage is really impressive, resulting in a really powerful sound. The higher notes are simply nuts, the bluesy melodic lines are really great. Jaw-dropping. 4,5/5

Hawkins: "We're gonna play a cover version now. D'You know what that means? It means we're gonna play a song by someone else" LOL, that was nearly an insult to everyone's intelligence. I really like the tone and the melodic lines, but this don't fit the category. This could be a killer clip to use for categories like "Sustained Notes" though. 1/5

Best Soft Singing

Fish: Oh I love that song In Love. A really nice showcase of Fish's more subdued vocals. 3/5

Jeff Buckley: Really nice sound, with a very angelic-sounding quality (not only on his singing but also on the minimalist instrumentation). I Really like his "choirboy" tone, the control he applies on the "heavier" (relatively speaking) notes in the middle of the softer passages is really impressive. I really love old uncle Fish but I'm going with Buckley because I think it's very superior in terms of "soft singing". 4,5/5
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Re: ROUND 2: MrToddington vs Starman

Post  Zedd Squared on Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:32 pm

Distorted tone
Glover: Fantastic bluesy wailing that at few times had almost Tom Waits ish distortion. I definitely dug this clip big time! 4.5/5
Hawkins: No. Just no. Surely one of your singers must've had some spot where they actually used distortion? 1/5

Soft singing
Fish: This song and performance is where Fish's Peter Hammill influences stylistically become most apparent. Quite nice soft singing and I'm a sucker for this type of "prog" vibe anyways. 3.5/5
Buckley: I'm definitely not a Buckley fanboy but I'll be damned if this isn't terrific soft singing through and through. The nuances of the phrasing are amazing. 5/5
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Re: ROUND 2: MrToddington vs Starman

Post  Monocus on Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:04 am

Best distorted tone:

(1)  Todd/Glover  -  Awesome! 5/5
(2) Starman/Hawkins  -  The singing is fine, but doesn't fit the criteria at all. 1/5

Best soft singing:

(1) Todd/Fish -  Great control and expression. One of Fish's finest performances. 4/5
(2) Starman/Buckley - Unbelievably good. 5/5
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Re: ROUND 2: MrToddington vs Starman

Post  Guest on Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:27 pm

Best distorted tone:

Glover: Great stuff. 4.5/5
Hawkins: There's a small amount of distortion at points, but really not the clip for this category. 1.5/5

Best use of soft singing:

Fish:
Pretty good soft singing, but it doesn't sound like he's got full control over it so it's a bit awkward. Should've gone with this imo. 3.5/5
Buckley: Perfect clip for this category. Beautiful vocals. 5/5
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Re: ROUND 2: MrToddington vs Starman

Post  MrToddington on Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:38 am

VuvuzelaBzz wrote:Should've gone with this imo.
Hey, I kinda forgot about this. Razz
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