Netphoria Message Board


Go Back   Netphoria Message Board > Archives > Pumpkins Archive
Register Netphoria's Amazon.com Link Members List Photo Album Mark Forums Read

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-19-2012, 07:32 PM   #1
slippedonshoe
Oblivious Virgin
 
Posts: 26
Thumbs down Billy's imploding voice

Listening to Oceania I realize what really puts me off his new stuff: His voice. It just doesn't sound as engaging as his old voice. There's not as much emotion in it anymore. It almost seems as if he's trying to sound more mature and not as weepy as in the old days. I cannot imagine him singing "Today" or "33" with his new voice and making the songs work as well as with his old voice. And one more thing: Where the heck does "Oceania" sound like Old School Pumpkins? I expected a heavy album and instead we get 11 songs reminiscent of elevator music. The first two songs rock but the remaining songs are ruined by Billy's lame-ass voice AND the lame melodies reminiscent of ZWAN crap.

 
slippedonshoe is offline
Old 06-19-2012, 07:35 PM   #2
Catherine Wheel
Minion of Satan
 
Catherine Wheel's Avatar
 
Location: Washington, D.C.
Posts: 5,873
Default

His voice definitely sinks the quality of the album.

 
Catherine Wheel is offline
Old 06-19-2012, 08:09 PM   #3
iPumpkin
Ownz
 
iPumpkin's Avatar
 
Posts: 804
Default

Best Bill vocals in 10-12 years.

 
iPumpkin is offline
Old 06-19-2012, 08:11 PM   #4
Trotskilicious
Banned
 
Trotskilicious's Avatar
 
Location: I believe in the transcendental qualities of friendship.
Posts: 39,643
Default

yeah i'm not buying all this whining about his vox on the album, i actually kind of enjoy some of the things he does with his vocals. honestly it seems he's actually thinking about how to sing it or deliver it instead of just belting it out with every emotional bone in his body. we can't all be angsty 20 somethings forever.

guys i dunno if you know this but the older you get the less incredibly emotional and important it all seems, so uh

 
Trotskilicious is offline
Old 06-19-2012, 08:56 PM   #5
redbreegull
Immortal
 
redbreegull's Avatar
 
Location: WILD BOY
Posts: 29,286
Default

agreed his voice is better on this album. Still wish he would stick some reverb or something on it but at least it is mixed back a bit

 
redbreegull is online now
Old 06-19-2012, 09:31 PM   #6
slippedonshoe
Oblivious Virgin
 
Posts: 26
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trotskilicious View Post
yeah i'm not buying all this whining about his vox on the album, i actually kind of enjoy some of the things he does with his vocals. honestly it seems he's actually thinking about how to sing it or deliver it instead of just belting it out with every emotional bone in his body. we can't all be angsty 20 somethings forever.

guys i dunno if you know this but the older you get the less incredibly emotional and important it all seems, so uh
So phoning it in is okay instead of just calling it a day? What great things does Billy do with his voice on OCEANIA? He sounds monotonous in vain search for a melody. He sounds tired and old. Even on ZEITGEIST he sounded better.

 
slippedonshoe is offline
Old 06-19-2012, 11:26 PM   #7
meangreensp
Ownz
 
meangreensp's Avatar
 
Location: why the fuck aren't you special k
Posts: 532
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by slippedonshoe View Post
So phoning it in is okay instead of just calling it a day? What great things does Billy do with his voice on OCEANIA? He sounds monotonous in vain search for a melody. He sounds tired and old. Even on ZEITGEIST he sounded better.
Hahahahahahahhaha.

Fuck off.

Corgan's vocals are way better here.

And, sorry that it's not metul snuff for u. Not MCIS.

His voice is definitely not that good anymore, but it's the best it's been in years here.

 
meangreensp is offline
Old 06-19-2012, 11:36 PM   #8
fluxequalsrad
Apocalyptic Poster
 
fluxequalsrad's Avatar
 
Posts: 4,140
Default

His vocals need more reverb/delay. It is beyond me why every single aging musician dries up their studio treatment in the vocal booth - is this a pride thing or something?

Billy even back upped his guitars with too much verb, which seems completely at odds with his whole 'metal ideology'...

 
fluxequalsrad is offline
Old 06-20-2012, 01:22 AM   #9
BlissedandGone2
Minion of Satan
 
BlissedandGone2's Avatar
 
Location: You don't play guitar hero if you are a guitar hero.
Posts: 5,801
Default

stop making this fucking thread

 
BlissedandGone2 is offline
 


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is On
Google


Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to invest for a global-debt-bomb explosion Starla General Chat Archive 10 05-07-2010 07:42 PM
Starz is one ofthe greatest SP songs! croPUMPKINS Pumpkins Archive 91 04-01-2008 09:55 AM
FUCK YOU.FUCK YOU.FUCK YOU sickbadthing General Chat Archive 6 08-24-2007 05:33 AM
FUCK.THIS.SHIT. sickbadthing General Chat Archive 16 08-24-2007 05:30 AM
thoughts on a postmodern society redbull General Chat Archive 26 08-20-2007 12:37 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:42 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Smashing Pumpkins, Alternative Music
& General Discussion Message Board and Forums
www.netphoria.org - Copyright 1998-2014