this trendy, deliberate omission of the consonants.

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  1. Willie Oleson

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    Yes.
    "We" have a problem, and it's getting worse and worse.
    While searching for S.O.S. versions (ABBA song) I came across this one:

    Nice looking man, nice voice. What's the problem?

    Well, a lot of the lyrics (words) are only 70 or 80% of the real word.
    "I eally ty to work it ou, I wizz I understood"

    It's not about this song or this singer, because it's happening everywhere, especially the younger singers.
    Who started this trend, and what is it supposed to be? Some kind of faux-accent or faux-broken-English?
    Celtic? Irish?
    I don't know I'm just guessing.

    But I wish this trend would end, because it sounds very affected (especially when everybody does it) and ruins many great songs and voices.
     
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  3. Willie Oleson

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    Marbles, yes. The first time I heard this way of singing I thought it was because of a tongue piercing.

    And how are the hip people going to cover Bon Jovi's "Always"?

    Oh-ways? Oh-u-o-o-wayzz?
     
  4. Alexis

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    It's not an Irish thing. It's more that affected "I'm tortured" vocal. It's much more an American thing I think. It makes them sound apparently like serious musicians. Sia does it too, I can never understand what she's singing.
    I just wont listen to singers who sing like that. My ears just say no. It just sounds so affected and fake.
     
  5. Willie Oleson

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    I didn't realize that, I've always thought she had a special and unique timbre, rather than butchering the lyrics.

    Sounds good to me.

    And I don't mind the odd artist who likes to "enhance" their songs this way, it's just that it's becoming a whole new language.

    This is gorgeous, but it's supposed to be a Tom Odell sound, not everyone's sound.
     
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    What's this nonsense? I need an interpreter.
     
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    Sounds like some kind of English-Spanish hybrid....
     
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    No she's being a twat!
     

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