A Guardian blog article praises Rihanna for not using that stupid warbling thing that drives me up the wall. You know, that "eye-eee-eye-ee-eye" thing, that Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston seem to think impresses people.

And it has a name: melisma

(syn. miasma)

Rihanna, eschewing melisma

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