bands/musicians The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble

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List Rules Famous Musicians Regular Folks Can't Understand - don't vote up or rerank those you don't think are mumblers

This is a list of the best singers who kind of mumble while singing, as ranked by experts and fans like you.

Many of the musicians on this list are among the most famous in the world. Others are up-and-coming artists building and expanding a fan base. All of them are beloved and revered by millions around the world, yet sometimes, it is hard to figure out what they are singing. It's not that their songs are written poorly or that metaphors are so dense that they are going over people's heads. No, it's because these notable singers are mumbling.

Believe it or not, mumbling is not a bad tool to use in music. A singer's voice box is an instrument in itself, one that blends with the strings, woodwinds, percussions, and everything else that goes into performing a song. You don't need necessarily need lyrics – just ask jazz singers who scat and folks who whistle. It just has to be melodic. The greatest singers who mumble, like Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Janis Joplin, still perform a service to entertain and move you. You might not understand what they are singing, even mishearing the lyrics, but you're touched nonetheless.

Please check out this list of top mumbling singers and rank them. And if you don't see your favorite incoherent musician here, feel free to add them so that the rest of the world can vote on their undecipherableness.

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Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
Kurt Cobain Grunge, Alternative rock Punk rock

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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
Bob Dylan Blues-rock, Rock music Folk music

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Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
Eddie Vedder Grunge, Folk rock Alternative rock

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Tom Petty is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
Tom Petty Blues-rock, Heartland rock Rock music

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Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
Bruce Springsteen Americana, Blues-rock Heartland rock

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+ - 91 48
Van Morrison is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
Van Morrison Skiffle, Blue-eyed soul Pop music

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Thom Yorke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
Thom Yorke Electronic music, Experimental rock Experimental music

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Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
Jim Morrison Blues-rock, Rock music Acid rock

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Tom Waits is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
Tom Waits Blues-rock, Rock music Folk music

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Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
Robert Plant Blues-rock, Rock music Folk rock

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Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
Janis Joplin Blues-rock, Rock music Folk music

12
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Mark Knopfler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
Mark Knopfler Celtic rock, Blues-rock Rock music

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Michael Stipe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
Michael Stipe Jangle pop, Pop music Alternative rock

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Joe Cocker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
Joe Cocker Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul Rock music

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Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
Lou Reed Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul Spoken word

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Sting is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
Sting Medieval music, Classic rock New Wave

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Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
Dave Grohl Doom metal, Rock music Grunge

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Blondie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
Blondie Hip hop music, Pop punk New Wave

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Shane MacGowan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
Shane MacGowan Celtic rock, Celtic punk Rock music

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Scott Weiland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
Scott Weiland Rock music, Grunge Neo-psychedelia

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Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
Elvis Presley Christian music, Pop music Rock music

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Johnny Rotten is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
Johnny Rotten

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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
John Lennon Blues-rock, Pop music Rock music

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Jerry Garcia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
Jerry Garcia Blues-rock, Rock music Folk rock

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Gerard Way is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
Gerard Way Pop punk, Rock music Emo

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Corey Taylor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
Corey Taylor Nu metal, Thrash metal Groove metal

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Zakk Wylde is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
Zakk Wylde Groove metal, Heavy metal Southern rock

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Maynard James Keenan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
Maynard James Keenan Progressive metal, Industrial metal Industrial rock

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Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
Dean Martin Swing music, Traditional pop music Vocal jazz

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John Frusciante is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
John Frusciante Rock music, Electronic dance music Protopunk

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John Martyn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
John Martyn Traditional music, Folk music Folk jazz

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Mark Lanegan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
Mark Lanegan Blues-rock, Rock music Folk music

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J Mascis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
J Mascis Doom metal, Noise rock Folk rock

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+ - 9 19
Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble
Ariana Grande Pop music, Contemporary R&B Pop rock

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+ - 4 19
Stuart A. Staples is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble

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Carl Bell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble

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Ed Droste is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble