One man's thin and brittle is another's sharp and spiky.
Having said that your Irish boys sound alright all those songs you've posted. And Craners taffies are famous for the singing. But not a big part of the popular music industry,I like voices and singing and stuff that's why I've not got into the whites too much. They're not very good at the singing as a rule.
Did you ever see Heart of Glass... think that's Popol Vuh too and it's maybe his weirdest/most psychedelic film.The lulling, building brass, creates and opens a panorama in your being. Soaring. Gentle intercuts of images of lost, unknown ruins and Herzog has the balls and patience to let the harmonies sustain as you float too among the mountains.