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Poll Question: Which singer do you prefer?
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    Posted: May 23 2010 at 16:22
I just saw a "Harrison vs Portnoy" poll, so I thought it would be interesting to see which singer people prefer:
Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree   or   James LaBrie of Dream Theater??
Remember, this is based on who you prefer...


Edited by ptkc123 - May 23 2010 at 16:27
    
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LiquidEternity Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2010 at 16:26
Preference or ability? You said preference above, but in your poll you said ability. Which do you want, a reflection of their ability or how much we like them?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2010 at 16:26
Funnily enough, in the last two hours I prepared a James LaBrie vs. Topi Lehtipuu (of Hoyry-Kone) poll, but decided not to post it..
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Quiet One Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2010 at 16:28
Steven Wilson has a fine voice for the style Porcupine Tree plays, however he's not a singer that has 'wow' moments.
 
James LaBrie, while his latest offerings with DT are ugly for me, his overall vocal performance in Falling Into Infinity makes me want to vote for him.


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Originally posted by LiquidEternity LiquidEternity wrote:

Preference or ability? You said preference above, but in your poll you said ability. Which do you want, a reflection of their ability or how much we like them?
Which do you prefer... sorry about that.
    
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Wilson has a more limited range than LaBrie, but has a better tone IMO. LaBrie is more diverse (and very talented) so I went with DT's singer.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lucas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2010 at 16:29
James Labrie. 
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Wilson. I prefer Dream Theater's music over Porcupine Tree's, but I don't care for Labrie's voice much at all.
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Wilson's no amazing singer, but I'll take him over LaBrie any day.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Monodrone Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2010 at 18:33
Originally posted by Sckxyss Sckxyss wrote:

Wilson's no amazing singer, but I'll take him over LaBrie any day.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LiquidEternity Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2010 at 18:37
Yeah, well, I've had a falling out with both bands these last few years. Wilson at his peak sounds much more organic than LaBrie, but the latter on the whole sounds better to me. I just think that since Wilson writes his own vocal melodies to perfectly coincide with his voice, he ends up sounding like all his songs fit him just right. But since LaBrie is not the only writer, he has to work hard at some of the melodies (or quaint nonmelodies, on occasion). If LaBrie were in such control of Dream Theater as Wilson is of Porcupine Tree, I think it would all sound better. Of course, I mean, if LaBrie were in such control of DT and had the melody-writing skills of Wilson...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2010 at 18:59
Ok...this is a bit better poll than the drumming one.......
I picked LaBrie, cause I believe he has better range than Steve. Maybe Steve does, but it never comes out on his recordings......A lot of his vocals are in a small pitch range..But it works for PT style of music.
      
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Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Ok...this is a bit better poll than the drumming one.......
I picked LaBrie, cause I believe he has better range than Steve. Maybe Steve does, but it never comes out on his recordings......A lot of his vocals are in a small pitch range..But it works for PT style of music.
But do you like LaBrie more?.. or do you think he has more skill than Wilson?  The poll is based on preference, not skill.
    
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Steven Wilson has a very "90s" voice, almost Alternative in a way.

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LaBrie is technically the better singer, but I much prefer Wilson's voice.
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neither of them is superb
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stooge Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2010 at 21:27
I prefer the sound of Wilson's voice, but LaBrie is technically the more gifted singer. 
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Wilson wins for me. His singing, songwriting, and musicianship are all great, IMO. I sometimes think I'm listening to a different band to other people. 

I actually think Labrie is pretty great when he puts his mind to it. When he's good, he's very good. He needs to know when to hold back sometimes, but in general he's a very talented singer.
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Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

LaBrie is technically the better singer, but I much prefer Wilson's voice.
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