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Fav Vocal Performances (male)

A selection of my favourite male vocalists, with their best vocal performances. This list isn't about who has the best range or technique so don't expect Dio or Rob Halford..it's more about the performance as a whole. Fav female vocalists to follow
20Radiohead
OK Computer


Mr lazy eye himself Thom Yorke delivers one of the best performances in rock history with OK Computer.
19Genesis
Selling England By The Pound


After much deliberation, i've decided to include Genesis's finest work and Peter Gabriel's best vocal performance alongside his solo album "So". Props to Crysis for dropping the hint.
18Kanye West
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy


A few years ago, this would've been laughable if not suprising. But after releasing MBDTF, Kanye has matured and evolved into a perfomer of the highest quality. But it's his way of telling his story that is the key to this album. "Power" and "Runaway" are already classics.
17Ra
Raw


A classic case of a vocalist being in the wrong band, Sahaj Ticotin's voice is as powerful as any on this list. The man has some crazy pipes. "Sky" and "Only" are the best examples..it's a real shame he's not singing with a better band
16At the Drive-In
Relationship Of Command


I don't understand a bloody word Cedric Bixler's is saying but it doesn't make a difference. I love it anyway.
15Arcturus
The Sham Mirrors


Garm's most varied performance, not neccessarily his best (some would say Ulver's Bergtatt) but "For to End Yet Again" is amazing. Radical Cut features Ihsahn on vocals. Thanks to Yazz_Flute for clarifying.
14Opeth
Watershed


You could choose any one of about five Opeth albums, but I feel Mikael Akerfeldt's voice has reached it's apex on this album.
13Down
NOLA


Former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo produces the finest work of his career with a powerhouse performance.
12Soundgarden
Badmotorfinger


"Jesus Christ Pose", with Cornell's note at 4:40 - 4:50 makes you shake your head in disbelief.
11Temple of the Dog
Temple of the Dog


Chris Cornell's performance on "Say Hello to Heaven" and "Hunger Strike" are probably the best of his career next to Soundgarden's "Badmotorfinger".
10The Who
Quadrophenia


Roger Daltry's performance on this quintessential concept album features his best vocals on "Love Reign O'er Me".
9Queensryche
Operation: Mindcrime


Geoff Tate's performance is probably the quintessential concept album performance next to Roger Daltry on The Who's "Quadrophenia"
8Queen
Live at Wembley 1986


Freddie Mercury's performance on "Bohemian Rhapsody" is immortalised, but there's more to the man than just that song. E.g "Who wants to live forever", "Somebody To Love", "Under Pressure. Probably the best vocals on a live album.
7Deftones
Diamond Eyes


Chino Moreno's most emotional performance, although most people will cry foul and say White Pony is better. Key tracks "Diamond Eyes, "Beauty School", "976-Evil" "This Place is Death"
6Devin Townsend
Terria


Key tracks "Earth Day" "Nobody's Here"
5Shapeshifter
Shapeshifter Live


Paora Apera (aka P.Diggss). Already well established as a groundbreaking live band, Shapeshifter pulled out their ace and employed the vocals of the big Maori singer who has simply turned them into a musical force of epic proportions. His performance on "One" and "Tapestry" with the New Zealand Symphony is uplifting and powerful.
4The Dillinger Escape Plan
Irony Is a Dead Scene


Patton's performance on this album is arguably the best of his career. Key track 'When Good Dogs Do Bad Things"
3Pain of Salvation
The Perfect Element, Part 1


Daniel Gildenlow. On another day I may have put down One Hour By The Concrete Lake, or Remedy Lane. But that's another day. this performance by Gildenlow is just colossal. In particular, the songs "Used" and "In The Flesh" are about as good as it gets.
2Faith No More
Angel Dust


Mike Patton. Key tracks "Malpractice", "Jizzlobber" and "Smaller and Smaller". Again, some people could rightfully argue that his work on Dillinger Escape Plan's "Irony is a Dead Scene" is better but it's not as a varied as this monster of a performance.
1Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech


Devy's pinnacle IMO. Some people may argue that SYL's "City" is a better vocal performance but I feel this album reflects the 'real' Devin Townsend. Key track "The Death of Music".
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