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What word can I use to describe Conor Oberst's singing voice?

Asked by IAmForeverYoung (9points) January 10th, 2010

I have to write an essay for school based on someone who’s inspired me, and I chose Mr. Oberst. I cant, however, seem to find the right word to describe his voice.. help?

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@tinyfaery So true. He really doesn’t have a very good singing voice, but I think he’s a phenomenal songwriter.

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I’m a huge fan.

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@likeradar I feel like that is close to it, but his voice is so simple that its not QUITE the right word.. and @tinyfaery, I agree 100% but his voice suits his music haha I dont think a lot of his songs would be the same without it.

adinaa's avatar

It’s unpolished but earnest at the same time, like he’s singing straight from his heart in every song. god I love Conor :)

Likeradar's avatar

@adinaa Oooh, earnest is good.

ParaParaYukiko's avatar

I’d say pretty raw. Raw sounding, raw emotionally… Well, at least his older stuff his. His style has softened the past few years.

TexasDude's avatar

Plaintive, earnest, wavering, drug-addled, and breathy.

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