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The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble

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This is a list of the best singers who kind of mumble while singing, as ranked my 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 mishear 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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List Criteria: Famous Musicians Regular Folks Can't Understand - don't vote up or rerank those you don't think are mumblers

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    Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock More
    100
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    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    Bob Dylan

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music More
    97
  3. 3
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    Down 12

    ranked high on reranks
    Eddie Vedder

    Grunge, Folk rock, Alternative rock More
    97
  4. 4
    Up 45
    Down 15
    Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental music More
    85
  5. 5
    Up 35
    Down 15
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music More
    81
  6. 6
    Up 34
    Down 17
    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock More
    80
  7. 7
    Up 30
    Down 15
    Skiffle, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music More
    77
  8. 8
    Up 26
    Down 14
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music More
    74
  9. 9
    Up 43
    Down 11

    the people's #1
    Tom Petty

    Blues-rock, Heartland rock, Rock music More
    70
  10. 10
    Up 29
    Down 19
    Jangle pop, Pop music, Alternative rock More
    67
  11. 11
    Up 19
    Down 10
    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    66
  12. 12
    Up 14
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    ranked low on reranks
    Shane MacGowan

    Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Rock music More
    59
  13. 13
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    Down 4
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock More
    49
    added by: The Enforcer
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    Up 5
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock More
    48
  15. 15
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music More
    47
  16. 16
    Up 2
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    44
  17. 17
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    Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave More
    38
    added by: PeteBoyle
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    Rock music, Electronic dance music, Protopunk More
    33
    added by: CourtneySchumm
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