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20th Mar '14 12:37:18 PM SeptimusHeap
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->''"Ee-een-0ah; Thosa-roah lai bah-ah-flai-eyes..."''[[note]]Actual Lyrics:''"Evenflow, thoughts arrive like butterflies"''[[/note]]
-->-- '''Music/PearlJam, "Even Flow"'''

->"Eddie Vedder threw me for a loop when he came out, vocally; it sounded like he was singing ''backwards''".
-->--[[TwistedSister Dee Snider]], ''VH1's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs'' on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eof-B1IfRvM#t=3m33s Evenflow]] (#30)

Nose Yodeling, more commonly known as ''yarling'', is a singing style popularized in TheNineties, in particular in {{Grunge}} and {{Post-Grunge}} bands, and has featured in a lot of indie music since. [[OlderThanTheyThink It dates back much further]], however, having been popular with folk singers since at least the early twentieth century, and many famous rock singers (such as Jim Morrison and Johnny Cash) also employed a style strikingly similar decades prior. However, when it's referred to as 'yarling', expect it to refer to Post-Grunge. Nose Yodeling from this period has also been dubbed "Hunger Dunger Dang," an onomatopoeic rendition of what the lyrics allegedly sound like.

It is characterised by a nasal baritone drone, with many of the words being slurred or unenunciated, thus making singers who choose this style prone to becoming TheUnintelligible and their audience prone to [[{{Mondegreen}} Mondegreens]]. Although widely popular when first popularized by Eddie Vedder (and, to an extent, Layne Staley), this type of singing is controversial among music fans with many claiming it to have killed previous, 'powerful' styles of singing. Fans of classic rock and heavy metal are most likely the ones persisting this negativity, since it's become a staple of Modern Rock and some alternative (don't be surprised to find many fans of Alternative against the style as well). It tends to add a rough edge to a song, which may or may not be desirable, depending on the genre.
And while it was commonly used in {{Grunge}}, it didn't become seen as a defining trope of the genre until many of the PostGrunge bands that [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] it made this the main trait of the music by exaggerating this vocal style. Many critics claim that it, alongside Post-Grunge's usual Wangst and watered down comfort food simplicity, is the reason why rock and roll lost is power, while supporters point to its soulful, inoffensive style as the reason why rock expanded its boundaries during the new millennium. Because of the sheer number of successful late '90s/early '00s alternative rock bands that employed the technique, yarling is heard as a trait of the sound and a point of contention as to its quality as a form of singing.

The biggest point to be made is: Nose Yodeling aka Yarling is a dubious tool of PostGrunge and nowadays an easy ticket to critical backlash and commercial success.

See also: PerishingAltRockVoice, which frequently overlaps with this trope. Both can be seen as vocal equivalents of ThreeChordsAndTheTruth.

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!!Noted users include:
* Aaron Lewis of Music/{{Staind}}
* Eddie Vedder of Music/PearlJam.
* [[Music/AliceInChains Layne Staley]], when he's not [[MetalScream Metal Screaming]].
** In the same vein, Sully Erna of Music/{{Godsmack}}.
* Scott Weiland of Music/StoneTemplePilots.
* Scott Stapp of Music/{{Creed}}.
* Chad Kroeger of Music/{{Nickelback}}.
* Chris Daughtry.
* Dallas Smith of Default.
* Shaun Morgan of Music/{{Seether}}.
* Tyler Connolly of Theory of a Deadman.
* Music/{{Dave Matthews| Band}}.
* Brad Arnold of Music/ThreeDoorsDown.
* Pasi Koskinen of Music/{{Amorphis}} (often alternated with Tomi Koivusari's [[GutturalGrowler death growls]])- A rare non-AlternativeRock example
* John Fogerty of Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival.
* Chris Cornell of Music/{{Soundgarden}} and Music/{{Audioslave}}.
* [[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]] / [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlOcBxPs8y0 here]]
* Paul Isola of Breed 77, a rare metal example along with the aforementioned Sully and Pasi.
* Travis Meeks of Days Of The New, in a similar vein to Layne Staley
* Jon Harvey of Monster Truck, a rare stoner rock example
* Daniel Johns of Music/{{Silverchair}}
* Scooter Ward of Cold
* Jason Ross of Seven Mary Three
* Doug Ingle of Iron Butterfly (could be considered an UrExample)
* Roger Young of Cinder
* Darius Rucker of Music/HootieAndTheBlowfish. He's seen as one of the originators of the style, besides Eddie Vedder.
* Peter Steele of Music/TypeONegative. Though not a full fledged yarl, his higher tones bare a striking resemblance.
* Ben Mc Millan of late '80s grunge band Gruntruck.
* Nick Pollock of My Sister's Machine, another original grunge act.
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->''"Ee-een-0ah; Thosa-roah lai bah-ah-flai-eyes..."''[[note]]Actual Lyrics:''"Evenflow, thoughts arrive like butterflies"''[[/note]]
-->-- '''Music/PearlJam, "Even Flow"'''

->"Eddie Vedder threw me for a loop when he came out, vocally; it sounded like he was singing ''backwards''".
-->--[[TwistedSister Dee Snider]], ''VH1's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs'' on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eof-B1IfRvM#t=3m33s Evenflow]] (#30)

Nose Yodeling, more commonly known as ''yarling'', is a singing style popularized in TheNineties, in particular in {{Grunge}} and {{Post-Grunge}} bands, and has featured in a lot of indie music since. [[OlderThanTheyThink It dates back much further]], however, having been popular with folk singers since at least the early twentieth century, and many famous rock singers (such as Jim Morrison and Johnny Cash) also employed a style strikingly similar decades prior. However, when it's referred to as 'yarling', expect it to refer to Post-Grunge. Nose Yodeling from this period has also been dubbed "Hunger Dunger Dang," an onomatopoeic rendition of what the lyrics allegedly sound like.

It is characterised by a nasal baritone drone, with many of the words being slurred or unenunciated, thus making singers who choose this style prone to becoming TheUnintelligible and their audience prone to [[{{Mondegreen}} Mondegreens]]. Although widely popular when first popularized by Eddie Vedder (and, to an extent, Layne Staley), this type of singing is controversial among music fans with many claiming it to have killed previous, 'powerful' styles of singing. Fans of classic rock and heavy metal are most likely the ones persisting this negativity, since it's become a staple of Modern Rock and some alternative (don't be surprised to find many fans of Alternative against the style as well). It tends to add a rough edge to a song, which may or may not be desirable, depending on the genre.
And while it was commonly used in {{Grunge}}, it didn't become seen as a defining trope of the genre until many of the PostGrunge bands that [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] it made this the main trait of the music by exaggerating this vocal style. Many critics claim that it, alongside Post-Grunge's usual Wangst and watered down comfort food simplicity, is the reason why rock and roll lost is power, while supporters point to its soulful, inoffensive style as the reason why rock expanded its boundaries during the new millennium. Because of the sheer number of successful late '90s/early '00s alternative rock bands that employed the technique, yarling is heard as a trait of the sound and a point of contention as to its quality as a form of singing.

The biggest point to be made is: Nose Yodeling aka Yarling is a dubious tool of PostGrunge and nowadays an easy ticket to critical backlash and commercial success.

See also: PerishingAltRockVoice, which frequently overlaps with this trope. Both can be seen as vocal equivalents of ThreeChordsAndTheTruth.

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!!Noted users include:
* Aaron Lewis of Music/{{Staind}}
* Eddie Vedder of Music/PearlJam.
* [[Music/AliceInChains Layne Staley]], when he's not [[MetalScream Metal Screaming]].
** In the same vein, Sully Erna of Music/{{Godsmack}}.
* Scott Weiland of Music/StoneTemplePilots.
* Scott Stapp of Music/{{Creed}}.
* Chad Kroeger of Music/{{Nickelback}}.
* Chris Daughtry.
* Dallas Smith of Default.
* Shaun Morgan of Music/{{Seether}}.
* Tyler Connolly of Theory of a Deadman.
* Music/{{Dave Matthews| Band}}.
* Brad Arnold of Music/ThreeDoorsDown.
* Pasi Koskinen of Music/{{Amorphis}} (often alternated with Tomi Koivusari's [[GutturalGrowler death growls]])- A rare non-AlternativeRock example
* John Fogerty of Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival.
* Chris Cornell of Music/{{Soundgarden}} and Music/{{Audioslave}}.
* [[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]] / [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlOcBxPs8y0 here]]
* Paul Isola of Breed 77, a rare metal example along with the aforementioned Sully and Pasi.
* Travis Meeks of Days Of The New, in a similar vein to Layne Staley
* Jon Harvey of Monster Truck, a rare stoner rock example
* Daniel Johns of Music/{{Silverchair}}
* Scooter Ward of Cold
* Jason Ross of Seven Mary Three
* Doug Ingle of Iron Butterfly (could be considered an UrExample)
* Roger Young of Cinder
* Darius Rucker of Music/HootieAndTheBlowfish. He's seen as one of the originators of the style, besides Eddie Vedder.
* Peter Steele of Music/TypeONegative. Though not a full fledged yarl, his higher tones bare a striking resemblance.
* Ben Mc Millan of late '80s grunge band Gruntruck.
* Nick Pollock of My Sister's Machine, another original grunge act.
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28th Feb '14 6:56:46 AM TrustBen
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* Aaron Lewis of Staind

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* Aaron Lewis of StaindMusic/{{Staind}}



* Dave Matthews.

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* Dave Matthews.Music/{{Dave Matthews| Band}}.



* John Fogerty of CCR.

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* John Fogerty of CCR.Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival.
3rd Feb '14 12:29:34 PM KAR98K
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And while it was commonly used in {{Grunge}}, it didn't become seen as a defining trope of the genre until many of the PostGrunge bands that [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] it made this the main trait of the music by exaggerating this vocal style. Many critics claim that it, alongside Post-Grunge's usual Wangst and watered down simplicity, is the reason why rock and roll lost is power, while supporters point to its soulful, inoffensive style as the reason why rock expanded its boundaries during the new millenium.

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And while it was commonly used in {{Grunge}}, it didn't become seen as a defining trope of the genre until many of the PostGrunge bands that [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] it made this the main trait of the music by exaggerating this vocal style. Many critics claim that it, alongside Post-Grunge's usual Wangst and watered down comfort food simplicity, is the reason why rock and roll lost is power, while supporters point to its soulful, inoffensive style as the reason why rock expanded its boundaries during the new millenium.
millennium. Because of the sheer number of successful late '90s/early '00s alternative rock bands that employed the technique, yarling is heard as a trait of the sound and a point of contention as to its quality as a form of singing.
3rd Feb '14 12:24:32 PM KAR98K
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The biggest point to be made is: Nose Yodeling is historically popular vocal style used by some of the greatest singers of all time. Yarling is a dubious tool of PostGrunge and nowadays an easy ticket to critical backlash and commercial success.

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The biggest point to be made is: Nose Yodeling is historically popular vocal style used by some of the greatest singers of all time. aka Yarling is a dubious tool of PostGrunge and nowadays an easy ticket to critical backlash and commercial success.
3rd Feb '14 12:24:04 PM KAR98K
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* Doug Ingle of Iron Butterfly (could be considered a UR example)

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* Doug Ingle of Iron Butterfly (could be considered a UR example)an UrExample)


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* Darius Rucker of Music/HootieAndTheBlowfish. He's seen as one of the originators of the style, besides Eddie Vedder.
* Peter Steele of Music/TypeONegative. Though not a full fledged yarl, his higher tones bare a striking resemblance.
* Ben Mc Millan of late '80s grunge band Gruntruck.
* Nick Pollock of My Sister's Machine, another original grunge act.
27th Jan '14 9:35:42 PM SelMelvins
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It is characterised by a nasal baritone drone, with many of the words being slurred or unenunciated, thus making singers who choose this style prone to becoming TheUnintelligible and their audience prone to [[{{Mondegreen}} Mondegreens]]. Although widely popular when first popularized by Eddie Vedder, this type of singing is controversial among music fans with many claiming it to have killed previous, 'powerful' styles of singing. Fans of classic rock and heavy metal are most likely the ones persisting this negativity, since it's become a staple of Modern Rock and some alternative (don't be surprised to find many fans of Alternative against the style as well). It tends to add a rough edge to a song, which may or may not be desirable, depending on the genre.

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It is characterised by a nasal baritone drone, with many of the words being slurred or unenunciated, thus making singers who choose this style prone to becoming TheUnintelligible and their audience prone to [[{{Mondegreen}} Mondegreens]]. Although widely popular when first popularized by Eddie Vedder, Vedder (and, to an extent, Layne Staley), this type of singing is controversial among music fans with many claiming it to have killed previous, 'powerful' styles of singing. Fans of classic rock and heavy metal are most likely the ones persisting this negativity, since it's become a staple of Modern Rock and some alternative (don't be surprised to find many fans of Alternative against the style as well). It tends to add a rough edge to a song, which may or may not be desirable, depending on the genre.
26th Dec '13 10:28:46 PM smoothy
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* Scooter Ward of Cold
* Jason Ross of Seven Mary Three
* Doug Ingle of Iron Butterfly (could be considered a UR example)
* Roger Young of Cinder
1st Sep '13 8:53:59 AM DriftingSkies
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->''"Ee-een-0ah; Thosa-roah lai bah-ah-flai-eyes..."''[[hottip:actual lyrics::''"Evenflow, thoughts arrive like butterflies"'']]

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->''"Ee-een-0ah; Thosa-roah lai bah-ah-flai-eyes..."''[[hottip:actual lyrics::''"Evenflow, "''[[note]]Actual Lyrics:''"Evenflow, thoughts arrive like butterflies"'']]butterflies"''[[/note]]
12th Aug '13 10:26:37 PM smoothy
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* Daniel Johns of Music/{{Silverchair}}
11th Aug '13 4:57:38 PM SkyHedgehogianMaestro
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* Travis Meeks of Days Of The New, a similar vein to Lane Staley

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* Travis Meeks of Days Of The New, in a similar vein to Lane Layne Staley
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