OK, I’ll go along with Aaron Neville and Tiny Tim. Good lord, Tiny Tim. . .wait, does he meet the OP’s conditions? I think he’d be more of a cover/novelty act.
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[li]Liking Dylan and Neil Young, but HATING Leon Russell. . .wow.[/li]
[li] Ian Tyson and Sylvia Fricker. . .who now? (off to YouTube!) Holy shit, that’s pretty damn bad! I have a feeling we could make a top-500 list off of country music alone. Performers could be on the eccentric side in the earlier days.[/li][/ul]
I may have to back OP’s nomination of Ian Tyson and Sylvia Fricker, even though I’d never heard of them before. Assuming they meet the OP’s qualifications, which I have no idea if they do.
I can’t really think of any others I truly hate, though I’m sure this thread will provide material a-plenty.
But I cannot listen to any number of current pop singers, male and female, who think think the goal is to sing the loudest and hold the note the longest. It is increasingly noticeable on any of the singing competition programs.
I call it the Big Finish Phenomenon. You can see the performer mustering their lung power for the Big Finish. And the audience cheers as though cancer was being cured on that stage.
Do you mean stuff that was passable when they were actually singing? Einar from the Sugarcubes is so bad that I won’t link to him, because I don’t think that the stuff with his singing is passable. But Bjork is one of the most talented singers alive, so when he wasn’t singing, the group was at least passable and possibly great in some of their material.