Neil's voice archetypes

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Neil's voice archetypes

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Angry Neil (my favourite). Neil's voice sounds harsh, aggressive. Can be heard on It's a sin, Opportunities to some extend
Speaking Neil. Neil's rapping. West End girls, Left to my own devices.
Soft Neil. Neil's voice is soothing. Examples: Being boring, Leaving.
Shouty Neil. Neil's shouting. That's it. Examples: Monkey Business, The former enfant terrible.

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Falsetto Neil.

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Sebastian_Surfleet wrote: Sun 28 Mar 2021, 2:13 am Moaning Neil?
It must be obvious

Oh no! It should be poetry not prose
I'm in love with you
Do you think it shows?

le petit corbusier wrote: Sun 28 Mar 2021, 3:02 am Falsetto Neil.
It must be obvious
-the rest of the song
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Xakrij wrote: Sun 28 Mar 2021, 4:22 am
Sebastian_Surfleet wrote: Sun 28 Mar 2021, 2:13 am Moaning Neil?
It must be obvious

Oh no! It should be poetry not prose
I'm in love with you
Do you think it shows?

le petit corbusier wrote: Sun 28 Mar 2021, 3:02 am Falsetto Neil.
It must be obvious
-the rest of the song
Also, off the top of my head, The Pop Kids:

Ohhhhhhh, I like it here
Ohhhhhhh, I love it
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh, I am never going hooome...

They are ohhhhs, but it really comes off as unhhhhhhh.

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le petit corbusier wrote:Falsetto Neil.
Most of "Before"

I must admit that I'm not a fan of falsetto Neil.

But sometimes it works.
Like in "King of Rome"
There is just something about that song.
The falsetto just flows there.

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stopthecar wrote:
le petit corbusier wrote:Falsetto Neil.
Most of "Before"

I must admit that I'm not a fan of falsetto Neil.

But sometimes it works.
Like in "King of Rome"
There is just something about that song.
The falsetto just flows there.
Spot on .... not my favourite Neil singing style either.

King of Rome is so lush and I think less falsetto and more wistful
you could say conventional ... and I could claim intentional

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How would you classify the style used for ‘After All’?

That’s my favourite singing style ... seems a bit conversational, a bit detached?
you could say conventional ... and I could claim intentional

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stopthecar wrote:
le petit corbusier wrote:Falsetto Neil.
Most of "Before"

I must admit that I'm not a fan of falsetto Neil.

But sometimes it works.
Like in "King of Rome"
There is just something about that song.
The falsetto just flows there.
King of Rome is probably my favourite Falsetto Neil.

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Speaking Neil for me
Left to my own devices, Love is a bourgeouis construct, it's a sin and The way it used to be (although Neil's voice is more melodic in that song and possibly Suburbia as well)a lower pitch sound.
I don't like the high octave "Bee Gee" Neil who's trousers are too tight, New York City Boy and Winner etc.
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le petit corbusier wrote: Sun 28 Mar 2021, 11:27 am
stopthecar wrote:
le petit corbusier wrote:Falsetto Neil.
Most of "Before"

I must admit that I'm not a fan of falsetto Neil.

But sometimes it works.
Like in "King of Rome"
There is just something about that song.
The falsetto just flows there.
King of Rome is probably my favourite Falsetto Neil.

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I don’t enjoy his vocals on Before. I do think King of Rome is some of his best vocal work.

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vincenzosz wrote:
le petit corbusier wrote: Sun 28 Mar 2021, 11:27 am
stopthecar wrote: Most of "Before"

I must admit that I'm not a fan of falsetto Neil.

But sometimes it works.
Like in "King of Rome"
There is just something about that song.
The falsetto just flows there.
King of Rome is probably my favourite Falsetto Neil.

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I don’t enjoy his vocals on Before. I do think King of Rome is some of his best vocal work.
I do enjoy the "there's a story of a man who loved too much..." part a lot.

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There are very little parts that I enjoy of Before

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le petit corbusier wrote: Tue 30 Mar 2021, 8:26 am
vincenzosz wrote:
le petit corbusier wrote: Sun 28 Mar 2021, 11:27 am King of Rome is probably my favourite Falsetto Neil.

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I don’t enjoy his vocals on Before. I do think King of Rome is some of his best vocal work.
I do enjoy the "there's a story of a man who loved too much..." part a lot.

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I do like that part too, it’s the chorus that loses me. There are a good few of their songs that could be improved with a different vocal styling. But at least they are always trying something new and you can’t win em all.

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Markpro wrote: Mon 29 Mar 2021, 6:36 pm Speaking Neil for me
Left to my own devices, Love is a bourgeouis construct, it's a sin and The way it used to be (although Neil's voice is more melodic in that song and possibly Suburbia as well)a lower pitch sound.
I don't like the high octave "Bee Gee" Neil who's trousers are too tight, New York City Boy and Winner etc.
I agree. I think my least favourite is Bee Gee Neil. Second least shouting Neil - though I did like the vocals in monkey business, so it works for me sometimes.

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