What type of mic do I need to record vocals?

What type of microphone is the best for recording vocals? and why?
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A Condeser Mic with a pop filter

Ribbon Mics are also a good choice.  They had some warmth and coloring to the sound.  Here's a great discussion on microphones:
Really good forum discussion/tutorial on microphones.


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SolidGoldAuthor Commented:

Any particular reason why that microphone has become the standard?
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