There are great artists performing spectacularly today. Halestorm is one of those groups. This is a video of an acoustic performance of "All I wanna do is make love to you." Arejay and Elizabeth "Lzzy" Hale (brother/sister) form the core of the group.
Lzzy Hale doesn't need a studio's magic to make her voice remarkable. This rendition of "I'm not an Angel" performed live is an example (in addition to the one above).
Just when I think that most of the talent has leached away from the recording business, I stumble across a band like Halestorm. I've been following this group for about three years now and they just get better. If you want to know what a band or artist is really like, you have to listen to the acoustic renditions and live performances (when they're not lip-syncing).