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21 of which I have spent watching various youtube videos of her. I have no idea if the music is any good or not. I almost like it and at the same time its almost ridiculous.
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And a good live one:
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Super talented, but just not my thing. The goofy voice shtick wears thin by the second song...there's no point to it. If it was context-based, then ok, but hey wait a second I've wasted like one hundred keystrokes at this point so bye.
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She keeps getting better on every album. I adore Have One on Me. You and Me, Bess somehow beats out Emily as my favorite Newsom song.
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Apparently she did a show in Seattle years ago... she was the opening act. What I read (in the review) was that the crowd was restless and noisy. All that was on stage was her harp and people thought it was some kind of joke. When she walked out on stage nobody in the crowd seemed to care or settle down. She's quite small and unassuming. Anyhow, I guess she just started strumming her harp and nobody knew what to make of it. Then, she started singing in that strange childlike voice and the whole room went silent. She won the crowd over and they all listened with curiosity and approval. Wish I could have been at that show. I wish I could remember where I read that (I will link it if I do)
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I'd never heard of her either, but she's amazing! Thanks, Matt.
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Couldn't watch more than 30 seconds. those faces she makes are hideous!
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I think I'd put her on a fishing boat and send her out to sea.
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Wow was that awful. What a horrific sounding voice. Yikes.

If this is what passes for singing these days, the future of music is clearly doomed. gulp yuk
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She's gotten a lot better since her earlier work.



All joking aside, I like the Autumn song. Reminds me a little of the opening of this instrumental song.
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wytefang wrote:
Wow was that awful. What a horrific sounding voice. Yikes.

If this is what passes for singing these days, the future of music is clearly doomed. gulp yuk


It is remarkable how diametrically opposed my opinion is to every post you've ever made. (I'm not judging, I just think it is fascinating).
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21 of which I have spent watching various youtube videos of her. I have no idea if the music is any good or not. I almost like it and at the same time its almost ridiculous.


possibly an acquired taste (if you can't get over the voice don't bother…).
I love her.

seriously, how can you not love this wonderful performance:
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wytefang wrote:
Wow was that awful. What a horrific sounding voice. Yikes.

If this is what passes for singing these days, the future of music is clearly doomed. gulp yuk


That's what they said about Dylan...



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Yes, that Jackrabbits video is the one that really sold me. Haunting and lovely.
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Married to Andy Samberg this year.

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Couldn't watch more than 30 seconds. those faces she makes are hideous!


Yeah, but if you don't watch her it's pretty good.
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Newsom is someone people either love or hate. I am in the love category myself. I saw her perform here in Vancouver a couple years ago and it was a great show. The Milk-Eyed Mender is a fantastic release but again...not for everyone.

I had no idea she was married to Andy Samberg. Perhaps they will collaborate someday.
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Married to Andy Samberg this year.


So all throughout her songs she's... enjoying her music?
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Heck, I had never heard of her until you made this post.
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wytefang wrote:
Wow was that awful. What a horrific sounding voice. Yikes.

If this is what passes for singing these days, the future of music is clearly doomed. gulp yuk


Yes, because no one ever had a strange voice or an odd way of performing before Joanna Newsom came along. Ever.

Music is DOOMED.
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The oopsie-little-girl style singing has become more and more common among indie artists over the last 10 years. I think it started with Bjork (who it does work for). Personally, I find it affected and grating.
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I don't like her. I think she has a terrible singing voice. She sounds like a 12 year old with no musicality. And her songs are disjointed, slow and droney.

Pass.
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I don't like her. I think she has a terrible singing voice. She sounds like a 12 year old with no musicality. And her songs are disjointed, slow and droney.

Pass.


http://www.metacritic.com/music/have-one-on-me/joanna-newsom

most critics seem to disagree with you (not that it matters, just an excuse to link to reviews of her last album… )
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