The internet went into an outrage today when a big announcement was unveiled. Concerthotels.com revealed which rock/pop singers have the greatest recorded vocal ranges. At the top of the list is the not completely surprising: Axl Rose. Mariah Carey, Prince, Steven Tyler, and James Brown round out the top five. Now, the website determined this by looking at the difference between the singer’s highest and lowest recorded notes. It’s by no means definitive…but a unique way to create a ranking; and interesting at that. It’s no surprise that Axl’s five octave range ranks up at the top…what is surprising is the massive amount of anger and doubt that has spilled out across the internet. From people screaming that Axl should be no where near the top of the list because he’s a terrible singer to people completely doubting the legitimacy of the list’s rankings. How the hell can you be angry at this list? It’s a fun list. No one is saying this is the only list that matters and the singers at the top are the only great singers out there…but the reaction from the internet is like that’s exactly what they are saying. Why does everyone on the internet have to blow everything that’s reported out of proportion? No one is ranking religions or races but that’s how the internet reacts to…everything! People…calm the fuck down. It’s just a list. It’s just for amusement. But if you take it so seriously that you have to blast the creator of the list because they got everything wrong…then problem isn’t the list…the problem is you. Trust me…I know. Step back, take it for what it is…and if you don’t have anything nice to say, go eat at Chipolte.
Here are the 11 Best Solo Songs By Conor Oberst:
- I Got A Reason (Outer South)
- Milk Thistle (Conor Oberst)
- Kodachrome (One Of My Kind)
- Lenders in the Temple (Conor Oberst)
- To All The Lights In the Windows (Outer South)
- Spoiled (Outer South)
- Synesthe Song (One Of My Kind)
- Breezy (One Of My Kind)
- Souled Out!!! (Conor Oberst)
- Cape Canaveral (Conor Oberst)
- Ten Women (Outer South)
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