Paste Magazine’s Kate Kiefer put together a top 10 list of the best voices in indie rock. Who did she miss?
Brandi Carlile inspired this list. I’ve been listening to her fantastic new record nonstop lately—mainly because I’m addicted to her voice. But some folks prefer a calmer and steadier voice like Mark Kozelek’s, and others are partial to Neko Case’s clear-as-a-bell-ness or Chan Marshall’s sultriness. Here are my picks for the best voices in indie rock. Who did I miss?
1. Brandi Carlile
Carlile sings from the bottom of her gut. Her voice rises and falls, cracks and warbles with a disarming intensity.
2. Chan Marshall (Cat Power)
Once a shambling indie-rocker, she’s now a dusky soul queen.
3. Antony Hegarty (Antony and the Johnsons)
How can so much heartbreak exist in one man’s voice?
4. Sally Ellyson (Hem)
Ellyson’s voice is the very essence of pretty.
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