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    Don't Stand So Close to Me



    First Police song I eeeever knew, even before Every Breath You Take.
     
         
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    Re: Don't Stand So Close to Me

    Mariah Carey solos him neg diff
     
         

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    Re: Don't Stand So Close to Me

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    Mariah Carey solos him neg diff
    Haha, no. As a vocalist, his timbre is unique and he's great at adapting it to fit the mood and tone of the song and as a musician, well, he doesn't need a team to write songs as he's incredibly talented, nor does he need one for lyrics, because he's got a way with words and well-versed intellect.

    Oh, and he's a multi-instrumentalist. Like, he's to bass what Copeland is to drums; top tier. But he also can play the guitar, keyboard, sax, lute, harmonica, hurdy-gurdy, guitar synth, mandolin, synclavier etc etc.


    Sting's one of a kind, MCs are two a penny.
     
         

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    Re: Don't Stand So Close to Me

    Quote Originally Posted by Nabokov View Post
    Haha, no. As a vocalist, his timbre is unique and he's great at adapting it to fit the mood and tone of the song and as a musician, well, he doesn't need a team to write songs as he's incredibly talented, nor does he need one for lyrics, because he's got a way with words and well-versed intellect.

    Oh, and he's a multi-instrumentalist. Like, he's to bass what Copeland is to drums; top tier. But he also can play the guitar, keyboard, sax, lute, harmonica, hurdy-gurdy, guitar synth, mandolin, synclavier etc etc.


    Sting's one of a kind, MCs are two a penny.

    Watch in horror as she effortlessly destroys Sting like the mediocre clown he is:

     
         

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    Re: Don't Stand So Close to Me

    Jesus I didn't hear this song for like...10 years...

    Shape Of My Heart must be my fav from his work. Specifically this unplugged version.

     
         

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    Re: Don't Stand So Close to Me

    Quote Originally Posted by LustyLover View Post
    Watch in horror as she effortlessly destroys Sting like the mediocre clown he is:

    Carey is just another run of the mill power vocalist and because of that, combined with her inability to play any instruments or write good songs on her own steam, or write clever lyrics makes her the mediocre clown.

    Sting has a unique timbre, a plethora of instruments under his belt and actual songwriting abilities that will forever cement himself and The Police as musical wonders. Carey will just be in a bucket of bog standard bland power singers that can't do/play anything on their steam; and that's already bursting at the seams.

    Oh, and she's certainly not got an artist's soul. The fact that you can sum her abilities as a musician up in one video further solidifies her place.

    Like the other million of her clones, all she does is sing about love and empowerment in a really unartistic way. Oh, can't forget her Christmas numbers. Get back to me when writes some clever lines or hits real world issues.
     
         
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    Re: Don't Stand So Close to Me

    Quote Originally Posted by Nabokov View Post
    Carey is just another run of the mill power vocalist and because of that, combined with her inability to play any instruments or write good songs on her own steam, or write clever lyrics makes her the mediocre clown.

    Sting has a unique timbre, a plethora of instruments under his belt and actual songwriting abilities that will forever cement himself and The Police as musical wonders. Carey will just be in a bucket of bog standard bland power singers that can't do/play anything on their steam; and that's already bursting at the seams.

    Oh, and she's certainly not got an artist's soul. The fact that you can sum her abilities as a musician up in one video further solidifies her place.

    Like the other million of her clones, all she does is sing about love and empowerment in a really unartistic way. Oh, can't forget her Christmas numbers. Get back to me when writes some clever lines or hits real world issues.
    Musicality has more to do with just writing songs or playing instruments; it has to do with how well a person can interpret and express music. How they accentuate a phrase, improvise, embellish on a vocal line while still having it make musical sense. Barbra Streisand and Aretha Franklin (who are both better than Sting by the way) are great examples of this. May or may not write their own songs, but their level of musicianship and singing technique is far above Sting and his nasty receding hairline.

    Sting plays instruments, that's great. But a SINGER'S worth is not judged by what instruments they play. When Maria Callas took stage, was the audience focused on her or that one instrumental player in the orchestra? Mariah is a great musician, as great as Sting is. Just in a different way, but of the same worth.

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    Re: Don't Stand So Close to Me

    Quote Originally Posted by LustyLover View Post
    Musicality has more to do with just writing songs or playing instruments; it has to do with how well a person can interpret and express music. How they accentuate a phrase, improvise, embellish on a vocal line while still having it make musical sense. Barbra Streisand and Aretha Franklin (who are both better than Sting by the way) are great examples of this. May or may not write their own songs, but their level of musicianship and singing technique is far above Sting and his nasty receding hairline.

    Sting plays instruments, that's great. But a SINGER'S worth is not judged by what instruments they play. When Maria Callas took stage, was the audience focused on her or that one instrumental player in the orchestra? Mariah is a great musician, as great as Sting is. Just in a different way, but of the same worth.

    There is only one MC. Bow down to your queen.

    You're basically regurgitating what I said in a different way. Unlike any of those you mentioned, Sting can express the mood/tone by adjusting his timbre and vocal tone, which puts him straight above all those you mentioned. His value as not just a singer, but as an artist and musician is phenomenal.

    Music is an art form, and Mariah Carey and co. don't explore or push boundaries like Sting does and has. They just sing the same schmaltzy stuff in the same schmaltzy style that's been regurgitated a 1000 times over. Stick to your Mariah Careys, but I prefer real artists, not ones that are just meant to stand around looking pretty and belting a few linear notes in a drearily conventional manner.

    "Their level of musicianship is above Sting" Musicianship includes singing, composing, writing and playing. Funny how none of the ones you mentioned compose or wrote, or played instruments in their dreary unartistic works. But oh wait, Sting does.


    Music is just like an other art form; the soul of it lies in the creation - something which none your aforementioned would know about.
     
         
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