You can have Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Jessica Simpson and all the other younger singers because Annie Lennox makes them all look like 2-dimensional paper dolls.
This month Annie released "Dark Road," the first single from her new album "Songs of Mass Destruction", which will be released on October 1, 2007. Check it out below:
Like most kids in the 80's, I was an Eurythmics fan (I mean it was almost impossible not to be), but it wasn't until the early 90's that I really discovered Annie Lennox. Her vocal ability is amazing, and since she's also the songwriter, it gives her music extra depth… kinda like adding a little wine to a sauce. The sauce is fine, but the wine gives it a bit more oomph. Yeah, I know that analogy was a somewhat stupid. Let me put it this way: Listening to Annie Lennox gives me ideas for designing stained glass windows (seriously), but I don't know how to make stained glass windows, so I just listen to her music and dream about what I could do if I knew how to do it. The good news is that I know how to decorate cakes, and I think that I may be able to translate my vision to icing. That would be an interesting entry for the 2008 cake competition. Sugarcraft Entry: Annie Lennox, in Darkness and in Light.
(Why stained glass? Because Annie Lennox's voice is so rich that can only be compared to a stained glass window when the sun shines through it making it glow with color. The only other vocal artist whose voice I can compare to a physical element is Alison Krauss–when she sings, she sounds like melted butter and honey.)