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Old April 7th, 2008, 6:41 pm
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Ahaha, same here. I actually can't listen to some of them anymore because of that....
.....I also adore Sigur Ros, who are Icelandic. My Icelandic friend translated some of the lyrics for me and they're really beautiful (Hoppipolla makes me smile).
What's so disheartening in Rammstein's lyrics ?
And yeah Sigur Rós is awesome too, some of their lyrics are in Vonlenska (Hopelandic) too which is basically just gibberish.
I like many Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish etc. etc. bands too. It's refreshing to listen to songs with lyrics you don't understand at all


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Old April 7th, 2008, 11:42 pm
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Cpop = Chinese Pop
Jpop = Japanese Pop

I don't care what language a song is in, if I like the way it sounds I'll listen to it. I seem to prefer music from Europe and Asia since I have more music in non-English languages and most English music I do have is from Europe.

The downside is it's harder to buy the music, usually I can't find what I like in CD stores.
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Old April 8th, 2008, 7:37 am
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I don't mind the fact I can't understand the lyrics (I hardly pay attention to lyrics in English anyway - if it sounds good, i'll listen to it, regardless of the meaning).

I love slavic music, but my favorite foreign band is Apocalyptica. Most of their music that I've heard is instrumental, but they've done a song in French as well.


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Old April 8th, 2008, 9:38 pm
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I don't usually listen to music from other cultures or in different languages, but once in Spanish class we listened to a pop song in Spanish and I liked it OK. Although it would've been better if I could understand more that a couple of phrases.

I also like Reggae. I don't listen to it or anything, but I've heard it before and I like it's lively beat.


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I don't usually listen to music from other cultures or in different languages, but once in Spanish class we listened to a pop song in Spanish and I liked it OK. Although it would've been better if I could understand more that a couple of phrases.

I also like Reggae. I don't listen to it or anything, but I've heard it before and I like it's lively beat.
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Old April 9th, 2008, 11:26 pm
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I recently downloaded some songs from the movie "Everything is Illuminated," which are mostly in Russian/Ukrainian. My ex-Spanish teacher also introduced me to some fun music by Manu Chao, which is mostly in Spanish and French, so I can sort of understand it. Oh, and Gogol Bordello, which is like gypsy-punk and I think in Russian/Ukrainian as well.
I LOVE Gogol Bordello. They are absolutely fantastic and so different from anything else I've ever listened to! My friends find it very odd but I'm completely hooked on their sound.


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Old April 10th, 2008, 12:18 am
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Me too! I feel kind of weird blasting it in my car, but I do it anyway, cause you can't help but play it loud


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Old April 10th, 2008, 9:06 am
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I also like Reggae. I don't listen to it or anything, but I've heard it before and I like it's lively beat.
I love Reggae and Reggaeton. And Spanish pop is awesome to, I especially like Juanes right now.


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I really like Manu Chao and some songs by Juanes. I also I like Chinese film music a lot and Japanese anime music.
I like Juanes too. I didn't realize that he was the one from the song sheets in Spanish, but I looked it up on Youtube and found Me Enamora, which we definetely heard. It's a great song. Is he the one doing the stuff with land mines?


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Some albums have a song with JUST instruments at the beginning. It's usually short, like Wake from Minutes to Midnight by Linkin Park. I don't like stuff like that too much; I like songs with lyrics better.


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Kaizers Orchestra, they're Norwegian and they sing in their native language

Kent, a Swedish band, does the same.


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Old July 19th, 2008, 5:30 pm
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I listen to reggaeton (from Puerto Rico), bachata (from Dominican Republic), and some salsa. All great music to dance to. Though dancing to reggaeton tend to be quite *cough*sexually suggestive*cough*. Bachata can be very sexy to dance to.


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Old September 3rd, 2008, 4:54 pm
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I really love Yiruma, and Freshlyground. Yiruma is a South Korean man who plays the most beautiful piano music in the world (well, in my opinion...), and Freshlyground are an African band that just show so much potential and promise. Their sound is so unique and individual, they're well worth a look into.

And in terms of instrumentals, I love movie soundtracks..


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Old September 5th, 2008, 12:25 am
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Europe is great for all kinds of music wether it is in a different language or not. For Alternative Rock, Belgium is hot for all kinds of bands.

Belgian Bands, English lyrics: Millionaire, Soulwax, Evil Superstars, 2 Many DJs, dEUS, Ghinzu, Praga Khan, Admiral Freebee, Zornik
Belgian Bands, Dutch lyrics: Noordkaap, De Mens,
Belgian Band, French Lyrics: Vive La Fete

Others..

French Band, French lyrics: Indochine (A French version of Placebo mixed with The Cure, very good highly recommended)

German Bands, German lyrics: Wir Sind Helden, Virginia Jetzt!, Kettcar, Melotron, Wolfsheim, OOMPH! (a more subtle Rammstein)
German Bands, English lyrics: Donots, Beatsteaks,
Austrian Band, German lyrics: L'Ame Immortelle

I could name more German bands but I might scare you, a lot of them fall into the EBM/Industrial/Gothic scene as its big over there

Swedish band, Swedish lyrics: Kent

Finnish bands, Finnish lyrics: Sydan Sydan, PMMP,

Norweigen bands, English lyrics: Apoptygma Berzerk, Zeromancer

Danish bands, English lyrics: Efterklang, Mew


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I've been watching a lot of animes recently, and sometimes when I'm bored I kind of surf youtube for amvs of my favorite animes (yes, I know I've got better things to do with my time, don't remind me!) and as a result I've been listening to more Jpop and I've been really liking it.
I've always been a fan of the songs in my video games (most of which end up being in Japanese) so I suppose it isn't too big of a leap for me.

At the moment, I'm obsessed with the song "Beautiful World" by Utada Hikaru.


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I've become a bit of an Orange Range fan (Japanese rock- it's brilliant), and Mika Nakashima's voice has fascinated me ever since the first Nana movie. Anna Tsuchiya is also really good, her music has less of a 'pop' feel to it than most Japanese music I've heard.
I've always adored Edith Piaf and Serge Gainsbourg, but among contemporary French singers, I think Yelle is great to dance to- though her lyrics, if you can understand them (I mostly can't) are absolutely filthy. And I love, love, love Air, even though their music is more instrumental than anything else so maybe it's not strictly 'French'. 'Alone in Kyoto' is possibly my favourite instrumental piece of all time, it's been five years since I first heard it and it STILL gives me goosebumps.

And oh yes, Sigur Ros are wonderful. I'd count Bjork in, too, if she didn't sing in English.



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Europe is great for all kinds of music wether it is in a different language or not. For Alternative Rock, Belgium is hot for all kinds of bands.

Belgian Bands, English lyrics: Millionaire, Soulwax, Evil Superstars, 2 Many DJs, dEUS, Ghinzu, Praga Khan, Admiral Freebee, Zornik
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 12:15 am
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You forget Zita Swoon
I haven't heard of them will check them out. There is also Absynthe Minded and Triggerfinger. So many great Belgian bands


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Old September 23rd, 2008, 6:27 pm
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It' the band of Stef Kamil Carlens from dEUS...


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I don't mind the fact I can't understand the lyrics (I hardly pay attention to lyrics in English anyway - if it sounds good, i'll listen to it, regardless of the meaning).
Same here. Some of my favorite songs are in African languages or in Spanish or Portuguese. Baaba Maal, Gigi Shabaw, and Amalia Rodriguez are some artists I love to listen to because of the beauty of the sound of their music and voice.
And I also love Edith Piaf and the music from the French film Les Choristes. My French is far from perfect, and I can't understand all the lyrics, but the music is wonderful.


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