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Thread #61682 Message #994383
Posted By: ToryJane
31-Jul-03 - 02:42 PM
Thread Name: Review: Kate Rusby - opinions please?
Subject: RE: Review: Kate Rusby - opinions please?
Speaking as a woman with quite a low tolerance for insults to my gender, I find nothing "insulting to women" about Kate Rusby's music. She has a definite style, which I personally find very appealing (although perhaps not in very large doses, because as someone else pointed out, there IS a certain sameness there). It's all just a matter of taste, isn't it -- for example, I don't really like listening to Eliza Cathy -- not because she is "too aggressive," but because to my ear, her voice seems abrasive and often pitch-challenged. On the other hand, I also love strong women singers like Maddy Prior and Miriam Makeba, whom nobody could accuse of being "pacifying and passive." It just depends on what mood I am in at the time. Would you really want to live in a world where all singers were required to be "strong" and "aggressive" and never soft and sweet?