Coldplay frontman Chris Martin thinks Rihanna's voice is like 'toothpaste'

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chris-martin-coldplay.jpgchris-martin-coldplay-album.jpgHe described the Barbadian - with whom he collaborated on Princess Of China on the band's 2012 album Mylo Xyloto - as 'the Frank Sinatra of our generation'.

'She can turn anything into gold with that voice,' he told The Guardian, unlike his own, which he admitted some people hate.

He claimed that when describing great opera singers, singing teachers will always talk about consistency of tone.

'There's a book by Alfred Tomatis about why some people like certain people's voices and other people hate them, like Bob Dylan or me or whoever, some people say, "Oh, I hate that voice", so there's a thing about people's frequency responses - what they are pleased by.

'Rihanna has this thick tone, so it's very hard to annoy anybody,' he said. 'It's like a beautifully squeezed tube of toothpaste.'

He claimed that when you think of Rihanna's voice you think of this 'whole, rich thing, solid like a tree trunk' - and that Drake is pretty similar.

'But Rihanna's voice is just delicious for your ear. Sinatra had the same thing; anything he sang sounded pleasing to most people,' he added.