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    There seems to be a lot of female musicians on the popular lists these days and very few males. The only males I can think of is Nickelback, Kevin Roudolf and Bruce Springstein (he has an amazon exclusive on the amazon top hits). Personally I preferr the sound of the female voice.

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    You better stay in the pop field jbc, the country/pop genre has by far the most female vocalists, if you go into the rock/metal universe there are only a handful of female vocalists that are popular. I think it is just a matter of good female vocalists finding their niche and it happens to be the two genres I mentioned. (You could always try some opera, there are lots of female vocalists in that field,,,)

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    I have listened to the Jazz and blues generes for the past 15 years. Never purchased anything there at all, but I am quite familiar with the fact that there are very few female voices there, probably the only one is Billy Holiday.

    What is the difference between the Pop and Rock genres? It is my understanding that pop referrs to only what is popular, so one can talk about the Pop/Rock genre meaning any rock song that happends to be popular.

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    Yeah that is my philosophy, POP=Popular. The main difference I would suggest is a Rock artist male or female has more of an edge in their music. Let's use ABBA vs The Pretenders for an example. Both have female lead singers but that is as far as the comparisons go, The Pretenders are a new wave rock band that can play pop songs, but ABBA cannot do a hard edge rock song, they just want to stay in their own comfortable niche.

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    I am generally looking for that hard edge to music no matter who delivers it. I have some from all over the spectrum. I have some Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Camp Rock and Shania Twain. Who ever can deliver that hard edge, I could care less about the fact that Miley Cyrus targest the teenagers. I have ventured into mettal looking for that hard edge, but have not liked what I saw, found a lot of bands growling to the sound of their bands. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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    I could make a compilation for you to try, some of the "Metal" bands I've collected are really just hard rock to me. But most of them are male lead singers and you already have stated on numerous occasions that you like female vocalists more. That of course depends on your philosophy, in Canada our regulations are a lot more lenient than yours for now anyway. If not I can give you a list of bands to check out yourself.

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    You got me wrong, in this thread I was simply noting that there is a lot of female voices out there. The over riding factor is not the male vs female voice rather than the hard edge to it wether that be a male or female voice. The thing I do not like about mettal is that there are a lot of bands that simply growl to the sound of there bands. Would you show a list of the bands? Don't care what others think of what my taste in music is.

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    I think that Kevin Roudolf is probably a great example of what I am looking for in a band and this is not a female voice at all but he does deliver.

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    Gamma Ray - German Power Metal

    Royal Hunt - Danish Symphonic Metal

    Porcupine Tree - English Prog/Rock

    Spock's Beard - American Prog/Rock

    Sonata Arctica - Finnish Symphonic/Prog Metal

    Epica - Dutch Symphonic/Gothic Metal

    Primal Fear - German Heavy Metal (Like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden)

    Wuthering Heights - Hard to describe,,,folk, rock, metal, a unique sound of their own.

    Firewind - Greek Metal Band (The lead guitarist is from Greece)

    Apocalyptica - Finnish Cello Quartet playing rock music, very unique.

    Hammerfall - Swedish Power/Heavy Metal

    Avantasia - German collaboration of many talented people from the German metal scene... Metal/Rock very good.

    Helloween - German Hard Rock/Metal

    Edguy - German Hard Rock/Metal

    Saxon - NWOBHM/Hard Rock

    Most of these will definitely have an edge, the thing is jbc, you won't find all the individual songs online that you might like. Some will be too fast or hard for you, but others on the album might be just what you are looking for. That is why I offered a compilation for you to check out, but this is a partial list of mostly European bands that I have found and really like.

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    Let me check these out first.

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    It's like I said before they are mostly classified as metal bands, but a lot of their songs are just hard rock. I am expecting you to be a little disappointed though, I really like the new metal groups that don't growl in their songs, I do have three bands that do some cookie monster vocals, but it fits in their sound when they use them. Anyway good luck in your never ending search for new music.

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    Found a good number of them on-line. I would appreciate the compliation if it does not take too much of your time.

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    No problem I'll have it ready in a couple of days. Do you want MP3's or M4A's?

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    MP3 would be the preferred format.

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    I should have something ready by tomorrow or Saturday at the latest, I'll send you a PM when I'm finished.

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