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Poll Question: Which of these two Canadian singers is better?
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    Posted: January 21 2012 at 11:16
Two "love 'em or hate 'em" Canadian prog singers.  Who do you think is the best?  Please only consider their voices (not that James Labrie plays any instruments anyway, to my knowledge at least).  Take into account all eras of their careers and both studio and live performance.

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Geddy for sure.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PabstRibbon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 21 2012 at 11:22
OMG it must be the easiest poll I've seen here in a while haha!! Geddy Lee anytime, anywhere, I really don't like Labrie. DT would have been better if Dominci had stayed IMO
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Where's another famous Canadian singer, Paul Anka?LOL
 
Seriously: LaBrie for me. But I must to admit I'm not keen to both singers. As we used to tell in my country: The one is for eighteen, the second is for twenty minus two.
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For sure Geddy Lee.
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I have a short history with LaBrie, but few decades with Lee - so Geddy for sure.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 21 2012 at 12:56
Originally posted by Gandalff Gandalff wrote:

 
Seriously: LaBrie for me. But I must to admit I'm not keen to both singers. As we used to tell in my country: The one is for eighteen, the second is for twenty minus two.
 
OR six of one and half a dozen of the other.  Ying Yang
 
I voted Geddy.  His early vocals take some getting used to, but by the mid 80s his voice got pretty good.  I have nothing in particular against La Brie and regard him as just fine; meaning he'll do but I am not real excited with his work.
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If only Labrie did not get food poisoned.
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I have never hated either one, before or now. I don't think I have ever voted a poll so fast as this one.

   

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I'll go with the minority here; Labrie.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ambient Hurricanes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 21 2012 at 16:43

I love them both.  Labrie, at his peak, was better than Geddy Lee ever was, IMO.  His vocals are the part of the music that stand out the most to me in DT's early recordings.  But Labrie's voice hasn't aged as well; he's great in the studio but has some problems with pitch live, while Geddy's voice is better than it has ever been.  I'll go with Geddy, because I think he's been better throughout his career than Labrie has.

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There was this one time when I didn't feel like tearing my ears out when listening to Rush. Can't say the same about Dream Theater though
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JJLehto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 21 2012 at 21:07
hmm.......well not really too big a fan of either, though Geddy is not as bad.
But early LaBrie was pretty decent.


Early LaBrie gets my vote :P
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La Brie has his moments, but Geddy Lee has more...
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I actually like LaBrie more. Both are pretty bad.
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I like LaBrie. But Geddy Lee is like listening to a high pitched death melon. what ever that may be. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Redug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 22 2012 at 21:55
Geddy Lee. James Labrie is probably the single biggest thing that keeps me from enjoying 90% of DT's discography.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gooner Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 22 2012 at 23:11
Geddy...especially his voice in the '80s from "Moving Pictures" all the way to "Hold Your Fire".
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Originally posted by Redug Redug wrote:

Geddy Lee. James Labrie is probably the single biggest thing that keeps me from enjoying 90% of DT's discography.
 
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Geddy Lee easily
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