“Some bad singers whine and moan. Some bad singers wheeze and groan. Some bad singers wait to exhale. Others work the soulful wail. Some testify, and some emote. Others sugar every note. Some sing too little, some sing too much, some sing ‘Sometimes When We Touch.’ But of all the bad singers in the world, the third worst has to be… Steve Earle.
“The second worst is Tom Petty.
“Billy Bragg is the worst.”
– Nobody Can Touch Him, Rob Sheffield, Village Voice, 2003