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Old 10-21-2019, 06:09 AM
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Default Stevie Nicks - Rolling Stone Top 100 Singers (98)

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Stevie Nicks
Born May 26th, 1948
Key Tracks "Landslide," "Dreams" (Fleetwood Mac) "Stand Back" (solo)
Influenced Natalie Maines, Sarah McLachlan, Courtney Love

Sheryl Crow calls Stevie Nicks' voice a "combination of sheer vulnerability and power," and Courtney Love swoons over "that ridiculous beautiful tone." Nicks' strong, deceptively versatile voice ó by turns husky, warm, velvety and childlike ó has provided the color and texture for songs ranging from smooth and mysterious Fleetwood Mac hits such as "Rhiannon" and "Dreams" to solo rockers like "Stand Back." "She's so tiny, and this big, deep voice comes rattling out, and I think that's very sexy," said Debbie Harry of Blondie. Nicks has influenced and mentored a wide generation of younger female singers, from the country of the Dixie Chicks to the sweet pop of Vanessa Carlton. "Her voice soothes me," says Love, "gives me something to aspire to and leaves me feeling courageous."

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98
Stevie Nicks
Born May 26th, 1948
Key Tracks "Landslide," "Dreams" (Fleetwood Mac) "Stand Back" (solo)
Influenced Natalie Maines, Sarah McLachlan, Courtney Love

Sheryl Crow calls Stevie Nicks' voice a "combination of sheer vulnerability and power," and Courtney Love swoons over "that ridiculous beautiful tone." Nicks' strong, deceptively versatile voice — by turns husky, warm, velvety and childlike — has provided the color and texture for songs ranging from smooth and mysterious Fleetwood Mac hits such as "Rhiannon" and "Dreams" to solo rockers like "Stand Back." "She's so tiny, and this big, deep voice comes rattling out, and I think that's very sexy," said Debbie Harry of Blondie. Nicks has influenced and mentored a wide generation of younger female singers, from the country of the Dixie Chicks to the sweet pop of Vanessa Carlton. "Her voice soothes me," says Love, "gives me something to aspire to and leaves me feeling courageous."
The list numbering itself is irrelevant (these lists in Rolling Stone are entertaining for their writeups, not their numbering), but once again Stevie Nicks is not treated with the rock and roll bona fides that virtually everybody else is treated with. Look who they cite as influenced by her: Natalie Maines and Sarah McLachlan—who represent condescending girly crap in pop and practically nothing else. The only other person treated with that disdain is Christina Aguilera: she allegedly influenced Danity Kane (I don’t know what that is) and Kelly Clarkson (a marketing idea that slipped past the boardroom).

Also, I said earlier the numbering is pointless to discuss, but does Sam Moore really deserve to be separated by Stevie Wonder by about 80 slots? How about switching the two, for starters?

And another thing: Why doesn't the Rolling Stone website make the list easier to navigate around in? The layout is so poorly designed and the pop-ups are so intrusive that you can’t find anything you want to find a second time. You read something once and then it’s lost forever while your monitor explodes.
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Wait, stop. Are you confusing Natalie Maines with Taylor Swift? Just because you donít like TFFT is no reason to go overboard.
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Wait, stop. Are you confusing Natalie Maines with Taylor Swift? Just because you donít like TFFT is no reason to go overboard.
Ah, sheís the Dixie Chick. I got my Natalies all mixed up. Thereís a Natalie and a Natalie Cole and a Natalie Maines and a Natalie Imbruglia and what-all. But didnít Stevie have any impact on a heavy-hitter? Billy Corgan?
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IMO Rolling Stone doesn't have the influence and power it once had.
All the big influential magazines have lost that.
The internet has changed everything so much.
I agree all the pop-ups and ads on Rolling Stone's website are very intrusive and the design is poor.
As for the "numbers" thing, they number artists as so the most current and trendy are mixed throughout in order to please the younger demographics.
MANY of the "current" acts shouldn't be on this list at all.
But Rolling Stone is trying to maintain relevance.
The majority of the most popular current, so called, "artists" consist of auto-tuning, electronic music.
Very few actually have real drums, guitars and bass.
It's not just Rock that has been dying off, but Pop music in general is mostly artificial now.
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Ah, sheís the Dixie Chick. I got my Natalies all mixed up. Thereís a Natalie and a Natalie Cole and a Natalie Maines and a Natalie Imbruglia and what-all. But didnít Stevie have any impact on a heavy-hitter? Billy Corgan?
How about Adele?
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