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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Tiras25Commented:
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.

http://homerecording.com/bbs/showthread.php?t=27030&page=10 

Everything you ever wanted to know about mics and more.
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VBClassicGuyCommented:
Use the standard on stages and studios the world over...the Shure SM58. Can't go wrong.
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SolidGoldAuthor Commented:
VBClassicGuy,

Any particular reason why that microphone has become the standard?
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