The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble Bands/Musicians
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The Best Singers Who Kind Of Mumble

List Criteria: 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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    Bob Dylan

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music More
    100
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    Grunge, Folk rock, Alternative rock More
    93
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    Kurt Cobain

    Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock More
    90
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music More
    82
  5. 5
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    Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental music More
    81
  6. 6
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    Skiffle, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music More
    79
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    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock More
    74
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music More
    74
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    Jangle pop, Pop music, Alternative rock More
    63
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    Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Rock music More
    59
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    Blues-rock, Heartland rock, Rock music More
    54
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    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    52
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock More
    47
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock More
    44
    added by: The Enforcer
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music More
    35
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    Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave More
    35
    added by: PeteBoyle
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    new! Lou Reed

    Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word More
    30
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