A Redditor said, “I wish I could remember the source, but years ago I read a review of one of her albums where the writer said that she ‘makes English sound like a foreign language.' I still feel like that’s the best possible description of her singing style.”
Janis Joplin was regarded as one of the most successful rock stars of her era. Her electric stage presence, personality, and uninhibited vocal style made her cultural icon, that till this day, inspires movements in rock music.
“Wouldn't call it distinctive, but it's iconic for sure,” someone said. Another replied, “I occasionally find myself walked around the house singing “Killed by Death.” I can almost imitate his voice if I clench my teeth really hard.”