Amy Macdonald

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Arese

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20,046 posts

121 months

Monday 5th July 2010
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Did anyone else see her on Something for the Weekend on Sunday?

Loved her first album, and it seems she's a bit of a petrol head. At 21, she drives an Audi R8 and a Bentley Continental Supersports. cloud9


LukeBird

17,146 posts

143 months

Monday 5th July 2010
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yes

I like that!

LHD

16,997 posts

121 months

Monday 5th July 2010
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Can't deny she likes cars.

Pity that she's got a voice that sounds like a goose farting in the fog when she sings though.

nonuts

15,855 posts

163 months

Monday 5th July 2010
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Good work I say, I don't actually dislike her music either boxedin

Fox-

13,095 posts

180 months

Monday 5th July 2010
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Does she like cars or does she, as I suspect most girls of 21 given loads of money would, simply like bling?
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r11co

6,216 posts

164 months

Monday 5th July 2010
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LHD said:
Pity that she's got a voice that sounds like a goose farting in the fog when she sings though.
Absolutely - she tries to pretend that her inability to hit notes is 'stylised, with a Scottish accent' (and I should be more loyal considering she a local lass!)

She's even worse live (when there's no studio magic to cover up the fact that she can't carry a tune in a bucket).

I suppose she has infinitely more (as in a tiny amount being infinitely more than none at all) talent than most manufactured chart 'acts' these days because she can strum a guitar and invent some tunes (as opposed to writing music), but I reckon an influential producer backed her career on the promise of getting some when she became 'of age'.....

Edited by r11co on Monday 5th July 19:00

Baby Huey

4,881 posts

133 months

Tuesday 6th July 2010
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r11co said:
LHD said:
Pity that she's got a voice that sounds like a goose farting in the fog when she sings though.
Absolutely - she tries to pretend that her inability to hit notes is 'stylised, with a Scottish accent' (and I should be more loyal considering she a local lass!)

She's even worse live (when there's no studio magic to cover up the fact that she can't carry a tune in a bucket).

I suppose she has infinitely more (as in a tiny amount being infinitely more than none at all) talent than most manufactured chart 'acts' these days because she can strum a guitar and invent some tunes (as opposed to writing music), but I reckon an influential producer backed her career on the promise of getting some when she became 'of age'.....

Edited by r11co on Monday 5th July 19:00
She sounds like a de-tuned foghorn.

Buggles

1,646 posts

122 months

Tuesday 6th July 2010
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I really liked her first song, Mr Rock and Roll and the one after This is the Life? Not heard any of her later stuff, but I thought she was quite good.

Not exactly bad to look at either! cloud9

ajprice

15,198 posts

130 months

Tuesday 6th July 2010
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Dakkon in the Christine Bleakley Lounge thread said:


hehe

I like the songs too.

yellowbentines

4,081 posts

141 months

Tuesday 6th July 2010
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Hmmm, petrolhead or rich young girl who likes shiny things, I know what I'd wager. Footballers wives all drive flash cars, surely they're not all petrolheads too, can't imagine Amy adjusting her tyre pressures for a quick trackday blast.

r11co

6,216 posts

164 months

Tuesday 6th July 2010
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Buggles said:
I really liked her first song, Mr Rock and Roll.....
Hmmm. scratchchin

Did you follow my link of her performing that song live on the BBC at New Year 2008??!

".....And thoil meet wun daayy-heeeee".

Vic Reeves 'club singer' voice comes to mind.

Edited by r11co on Tuesday 6th July 17:47

ajprice

15,198 posts

130 months

Tuesday 6th July 2010
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I like her, haven't got any of her songs but I wouldn't change the station if a song came on the radio. Not everybody sounds like Leona, and that's a good thing. Things would be very boring to listen to of it was all Cowell friendly voices.

Arese

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20,046 posts

121 months

Tuesday 6th July 2010
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r11co said:
Buggles said:
I really liked her first song, Mr Rock and Roll.....
Hmmm. scratchchin

Did you follow my link of her performing that song live on the BBC at New Year 2008??!

".....And thoil meet wun daayy-heeeee".

Vic Reeves 'club singer' voice comes to mind.

Edited by r11co on Tuesday 6th July 17:47
A grainy Youtube clip is hardly a good source.

r11co

6,216 posts

164 months

Wednesday 7th July 2010
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Arese said:
A grainy Youtube clip is hardly a good source.
I saw her live at that performance, and trust me she was just as awful. Plus you don't need super hi-fidelity to spot when someone is in tune or not....

She's crap. I have friends who are instructors at RSAMD who say she's pretty poor but they let it go because (as I said) she at least has a bare grasp of playing and reading/writing music (as in musical score, not producing great songs) which is more than can be said of Leona/JLS/etc.

The rest of the world are clearly taken in by her (very limited) 'talent' and looks.

The start of the melody for Mr Rock & Roll for example is the same three notes played up and down and up and down for 8 entire bars - not exactly Beethoven, or even the Beatles for that matter. And as for the chorus, you would have though at least she could write it within her own singing range.....

Edited by r11co on Wednesday 7th July 17:59

Condi

6,951 posts

105 months

Thursday 8th July 2010
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I like her, shes better than 90% of the mass produced talent show crap in the charts. Her voice isnt the best, but its far from shocking either. If you want to see a variety of unanimously crap live acts go onto 4OD and watch T4 on the beach. God, I was throwing things at the TV watching that.

daphantom

390 posts

133 months

Thursday 8th July 2010
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r11co said:
Arese said:
A grainy Youtube clip is hardly a good source.
I saw her live at that performance, and trust me she was just as awful. Plus you don't need super hi-fidelity to spot when someone is in tune or not....

She's crap. I have friends who are instructors at RSAMD who say she's pretty poor but they let it go because (as I said) she at least has a bare grasp of playing and reading/writing music (as in musical score, not producing great songs) which is more than can be said of Leona/JLS/etc.

The rest of the world are clearly taken in by her (very limited) 'talent' and looks.

The start of the melody for Mr Rock & Roll for example is the same three notes played up and down and up and down for 8 entire bars - not exactly Beethoven, or even the Beatles for that matter. And as for the chorus, you would have though at least she could write it within her own singing range.....

Edited by r11co on Wednesday 7th July 17:59
she speaks very highly of you as well hehe

Im sure with her lifestyle + bank account shes happy enough. Not a fan BTW but ive def heard worse

Supraman

6,580 posts

205 months

Thursday 8th July 2010
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I thought "LA" was one of her best songs smile

skene

1,985 posts

106 months

Friday 9th July 2010
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She is absolutely fkin' gorgeous!!
sperm

IMO smile