Sounds like my opinion of Barbra Streisand - a truly unpleasant voice. Thin, nasally and whiny.Sorry have to disagree with celine, really a whiny voice, does nothing for me at all
Thing is, we all have a different set of ears, so we hear the same sounds differently, so all opinions are valid.
Each artist’s performance varies, too. Karen, while having a warm, rich, beautifully musical vocal sound on many recordings, had a bit of a harsh, thin, nasally sound on sections of others - usually just in certain passages - but sometimes on whole songs, around 1979 / 80.