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0 Thoughts on “Accents in Music

  1. Mike and I talk about this sometimes- but we both seem to like the bands with the accents better. I wouldn’t even say Keane or Coldplay have super strong accents- There are some words, yes, that are very English. Sometimes they sound totally American. Do you listen to the Kooks? Now they are REALLY british sounding.

    I kind of think maybe the studio beats it out of you, because old Snow Patrol sounds very Irish but the newer, more produced, sound is more American.

    Oh, and also with southern accents? Have you ever heard the guy from three doors down talk? You can barely understand him, but he sings normally.

    This is a really long comment for this topic.

  2. It’s not something I really notice or pay attention to. I notice it more with an actor, like Hugh Laurie, then I do with singers.

  3. Oh I meant when he’s on Leno or doing an interview! I think his American accent is fine but it’s funny to hear his real accent sometimes!

  4. I have always wondered about this – singers with accents who don’t have them in their songs. But then I guess I thought they just worked at it to do it – you know, like Hugh Laurey on House. In real life he’s got a thick English accent, but you can’t tell on the show. Cool, huh?

  5. Funny, Lily Allen is the first one that made me notice it, too – and I laughed on the way to work this morning listening to It’s Not Fair – LOVE that album!

  6. edmcbride on February 26, 2009 at 5:25 pm said:

    i’ve been saying this for years! no one can give me an answer as to why tho.

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