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Poll Question: Who has the best voice ?
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    Posted: February 10 2007 at 20:11
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 10 2007 at 20:23
Geddy for me, with Jon Anderson right behind him.  Roine is a decent back-up singer, imo, as I only enjoy his voice in small doses.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 10 2007 at 20:24
OK, Anderson would've won hands down in his prime, now I'm not so sure. I think he still edges out Geddy, but maybe not.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 10 2007 at 20:47
No doubt...
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 10 2007 at 20:56
Geddy Lee's bird-like high shrieks in the 70's are too much for me. And in the 80's he developed a more focused but also less interesting style.
 
Anderson is the one with the better voice of these three. BUT it's not my favorite. At times he gets on my nerves.
 
Stolt's voice is not the voice of a future solo-artist but it fits the music so perfectly, it has irony, class, a calm, quiet tone, that can reflect either hope or despair... I'll go with the swede.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 10 2007 at 21:01
I've always liked Geddy's voice. Actually think he's a bit underrated in that department.

Sometimes you hear Anderson hit a sour note and it just about makes your sphincter slam shut. I like Stolt's a lot better now than I used to. Almost like Bowie with a sinus infection. Still, I'd take his voice over Anderson's, but Geddy's overall.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 10 2007 at 22:27
Roine Stolt no doubt....though Anderson is very good of course. I find geddy lee's vocs laughable at best....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 10 2007 at 22:28
I can't say much about Stolt, as so far I've yet to find anything of his interesting enough to listen to for more than a few moments; so I'll move on to the real match-up. Range wise, I think that Jon may have the advantage, but style -wise & considering each career's work, Geddy gets the nod. Prototypical high pitched wail of the 70s, yes, but he hit the notes needed. The 80s brought a bit lower timbre & warmth as Rush progressed. Through the 90s & 00s, his voice has held up well & no one sounds like him, period. Jon, on the other hand, you can pick him out easily, to the point that he is one of the more copied voices in Prog. Great, and not necessarily a one trick pony, but he is what he's always been.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 10 2007 at 22:29
Anderson for me.
 
I can't belive that Stolt is hanging in there, I thought he would get blown away!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 10 2007 at 22:44
Originally posted by E-Dub

Almost like Bowie with a sinus infection
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 10 2007 at 23:11
Has to be Geddy Lee. Not to mention that he'll be busy playing some amazing bass or keyboard parts while he's singing too. Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 10 2007 at 23:18
I saw Jon Anderson at the 35th Anniversary show at Madison Square Garden...he was absolutely flawless. Probably the only rock singer whose voice never degraded in quality at all. He's nearly 60 years old, and there has never been another singer like him.

Roine is not as much of a singer as he is a guitarist. Wonderful, unique voice, but no range or technique, really. Geddy is unique, but has definitely lost range and melodic sense over the years. Still amazing, though!

But all three are master craftsmen. As a vocalist, Jon wins, but Geddy is among the best bass players of all time, and Roine Stolte is a pretty amazing composer and guitarist. Comparing Roine to Jon is like comparing Eddie Van Halen to Rick Wakeman as a keyboard player....he's a master, but not of that specific craft...


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2007 at 01:55
Geddy > Stolt > Anderson
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2007 at 05:51
Jon Anderson.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2007 at 05:52
Jon. I'm listening to Olias right now and I'm amazed by the extend to which he developed all his artistic talents. Great voice, also.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2007 at 06:51
Originally posted by stonebeard

OK, Anderson would've won hands down in his prime, now I'm not so sure. I think he still edges out Geddy, but maybe not.

I saw Anderson live just before Christmas and his voice hasn't really changed that much since his "prime". Compared to some of his contemporaries he can still hit the high notes pretty well.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2007 at 10:29
Roine Stolt! His voice has so much character. I just love the way he pronounces certain words because of his Swedish accent. The perfect prog voice. His best vocal performance for me would be on Transatlantic's "Suite Charlotte Pike".
 
Anderson and Lee are obviously great as well, but my choice was Roine Stolt within a split-second
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2007 at 11:12
1. anderson
2. stolt
3. lee
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2007 at 12:41
Jon Anderson no doubt. Yes is rarely Yes without his voice.
Geddy's is very unique.
Roine.......................

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2007 at 13:04
I vote for Geddy. His vocals have always been an acquired taste for most people I know, but his voice fits the music perfectly, and he plays unbelievable bass riffs while singing.
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