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12 Singers We Love Even Though They Can't Sing

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While we all love to bash on most of the 21st Century's famous singers for not being able to sing, we sometimes forget that singing talent isn't everything when it comes to being able to craft really amazing, enduring music. In particular, these 12 singers proved that sometimes using what you have is plenty good enough.

Bob Dylan

Famously described by the late David Bowie as having a "voice like sand and glue," Dylan is one of the most influential musicians of all time, and was so iconic that it didn't matter that he basically mumbled his songs.

Leonard Cohen

Famously unable to do more than a throaty rasp, it made songs like "Hallelujah" just all that much cooler.

Dusty Springfield

We absolutely love her music, even if she wasn't the most technically talented of singers.

Lou Reed

He more or less just did spoken word over The Velvet Underground's music, but man did it ever work flawlessly.

Tom Waits

Less a singer and more a storyteller with a voice like gravel, Waits is effortlessly cool and captivating, even if he couldn't really sing.

These next few artists were pretty great despite their lack of vocal ability...

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