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OptimisticPessimist

Inspired by @iff‘s topic of non-English tv shows. 

 

Here, post music/discuss artists and music in other languages. 

 

South Korea

 

BTS 

 

NCT

 

TWICE

 

Red Velvet 

 

Mamamoo

 

Japan 

 

Perfume 

 

ONE OK ROCK

 

Kyaru Kyaru Pamyu

 

EXILE

 

E-Girls

 

Happiness

 

Little Glee Monster 

 

Supercell

 

Hatsune Miku

 

BABYMETAL

 

France

 

Christine And The Queens 

 

Alizee

 

Germany

 

Rammstein

 

 

 

 

 

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French

 

Francoise Hardy

Jacques Du Tronc

Jacques Brell

Zaz

 

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I listen to pretty much any language in music. Actually, I used to go to random country generators to choose which country's music I would listen to and then find playlists on YouTube to listen too. Or just look for world music playlists and listen to them.

 

To me what's important is the music, not the language. It's the feelings I can feel through the music and not language. Actually I prefer not understanding the lyrics, which people can't understand and find weird. Not understanding the language, I don't get distracted while doing stuff.

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Raindancer

French:

Stromae

Édith Piaf

 

Swedish:

Gjallarhorn

Garmarna

Laleh

Veronica Maggio

Kent

 

Danish:

Myrkur

 

Faroese (and some other languages):

Eivør Pálsdóttir

 

German (and some other languages...again):

Faun

 

I've probably forgotten 10+ bands/artists, so I might come back and add.

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Polish:

Perfekt

Maanam

Czerwone Gitary

Lady Punk

Karin Stanek

Dżem

Big Cyc

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Dutch:
Heidevolk
 

German:

Megaherz

 

Finnish:
Fintroll

Korpiklaani.

 

There's probably a few I'm forgetting

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The probably most famous German musician (not counting Ludwig van Beethoven) is Nena. She's famous for "99 Luftballons".

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cant forget about Spanish
- Enrique Iglesias

- Marc Anthony

- Gloria Estefan

- Pitbull

- Ricky Martin

 

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RoseGoesToYale

Finnish:

Happoradio

Haloo Helsinki

Cheek

JVG

Sara

Leevi and The Leavings

Vesala

Tenhi

 

Czech:

Chinaski

Kryštof

 

Russian:

Чи-Ли (Chi-Li)

KIT-I (I think they only ever did four songs, breaks my heart because the lead singer's voice is gorgeous)

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CelesteAdAstra

I love discovering artists that sing in any language! Especially folk music from the respective country, but I love many genres of music.

 

Welsh, my linguistic love:

Eve Goodman

Spoiler

 

Latvian:

Auļi & Tautumeitas

Spoiler

 

 

Hebrew:

Light in Babylon

Spoiler

 

 

Breton:

Nolwenn Leroy

Spoiler

 

 

Kazakh:

Гаухартас

Spoiler

 

 

French:

Cecile Corbel

Spoiler

 

 

Swedish:

Triakel

Spoiler

 

 

Finnish:

Indica

Spoiler

 

 

Icelandic:

Sólstafir

Spoiler

 

 

Māori:

Alien Weaponry (metal band from New Zealand)

Spoiler

 

 

I also love medieval/pagan bands which often sing in various languages, some of them extinct. Some of these bands are:

Saltatio Mortis

Omnia

Faun

Estampie ...

Spoiler

 

 

Some great metal bands in other languages:

Fejd (Swedish)

Arkona (Russian)

Skálmöld (Icelandic)

Ewigheim (German)

Eluveitie (sometimes Gaulish)

Bucovina (Romanian)

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38 minutes ago, MaggieB said:

Lady Punk

Case in point:

Spoiler

 

 

I really like it when artists use their native language rather than English. I listen to quite a few bands who do that regularly. Some examples include:

 

Romanian:

Bucovina

Spoiler

 

 

Latvian:

Auli:

Spoiler

 

 

Hungarian:

Alhana (pity they disbanded after just one album)

Spoiler

 

 

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For those who don't really wish to understand but are interrested in the melodic aspects there is Sigur Rós (Icelandic, alt folk).

 

Usually in French, the instrumental is only secundary and the lyrics are the most important. It can be a bit boring to listen if you don't understand them.

I started following more Belgian artists recently: some have pretty bold ideas like Angèle "Balance Ton Quoi" over the #metoo movement.

If you have heard about Stromae (Belgian, electro pop) you may be interrested in Jacques Brel (Belgian, chanson française, 60's). Both him and Jean Jacques Goldman (French, 80's) have nice lyrics, sometimes translated on Youtube.

 

Rap is a huge scene but a lot of artists have some violent/sexual/sexist songs. On the safe side, I would recommend the poetic rapper Mc Solaar (French, 90's) .

In rock you have bands like Téléphone (French, 80s), Mass Hysteria (French, anarchist metal), Matmatah (French, folk rock from Bretagne), Superbus (French, female pop rock),...

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1 hour ago, Saphoune said:

Angèle "Balance Ton Quoi"

I was going to mention her. I love her music. <3

 

Japanese:

Yorushika

Maaya Sakamoto

Hikaru Utada

Kenshi Yonezu

BAND-MAID

Angela Aki

Aimer

 

...I could go on forever. :P Besides K-pop, I mostly listen to J-pop.

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11 minutes ago, kelico said:

...I could go on forever. :P Besides K-pop, I mostly listen to J-pop.

I used to listen to J-pop too when I was a anime fan. I switched to mangas/manwhas because they are quicker to read but I miss the upbeat music.

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On 7/8/2019 at 9:09 PM, RoseGoesToYale said:

KIT-I (I think they only ever did four songs, breaks my heart because the lead singer's voice is gorgeous)

I'm listening to them right now for the first time. He really does have a nice voice.

 

For some reason I'm not surprised that Tokio Hotel pops up in the "Up Next" list on YouTube 😄

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I recommend you all to listen some of Ukrainian most shazamed music. I am sure you know at least one song from here - Plakala (She cried) by Kazka.

 

 

P.S if you need me to write down the  cyrillic name of any singer - just give me the time stamp and I will help you!

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Alvaro Soler is my Spanish recommendation (my old teacher used to love him- we ended up learning all the words to his songs and blasting them out during lessons). 

 

La Femme is a good French band- bit weird, but hey ho. I think someone else said Stromai, which I definitely second. 

 

And Little Big for Russian (I challenge anyone to learn the dance- you'll know the one I mean...)

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1 minute ago, Morgan123 said:

Alvaro Soler is my Spanish recommendation (my old teacher used to love him- we ended up learning all the words to his songs and blasting them out during lessons). 

 

La Femme is a good French band- bit weird, but hey ho. I think someone else said Stromai, which I definitely second. 

 

And Little Big for Russian (I challenge anyone to learn the dance- you'll know the one I mean...)

I love Alvaro <3  and Stromae as well! gonna listen La Femme

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(Some of these I've only listened to a few songs of.)

 

French:

Zazie

Mozart L'Opéra Rock

 

Lithuanian:

Bjelle ir Peru

 

Turkish:

Tarkan

 

German:

Rammstein

Megaherz

 

Russian:

Arkona

Любэ (Lyube)

 

Japanese:

Utada Hikaru

Mizuki Nana

Evan Yo

K

frederic

Grandrodeo

Amuro Namie

Rentrer en Soi

Wagakki Band

mafumafu (utattemita)

wotamin (utattemita)

UVERworld

Stereopony

 

South Korean:

BTS

ATEEZ

GOT7

Stray Kids

AB6IX

ASTRO

TXT

Bang Yongguk

K.Will

ONEWE

NCT

Urban Zakapa

HEIZE

NAUL

 

Spanish:

Enrique Iglesias

Prince Royce

 

That's all I can think of right now...

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OptimisticPessimist

BAND-MAID!!!

 

There’s lots of artists not listed, otherwise this thread will be so long :ph34r:.

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Lately, I have been very into a Chinese singer called Bii. He has been releasing lots of MVs and new content in the last months and I loved all of them. Very diverse songs and very smoothing voice.

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CelesteAdAstra

totally forgot about my favourite kalaallisut (greenlandic) song!

 

 

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Thanks for this thread. It's nice to share music. 

Here are some of my favorite singers and bands:

 

Spanish:

(Argentina)

Gustavo Cerati

Gazpacho, Pablo Oliva

Soledad Pastorutti

Rochi Igarzabal

Diego Torres

La Rayada

Fito Páez

(Uruguay)

NTVG

(España)

Niña Pastori

Love of Lesbian

Pastora Soler

Estrella Morente

Malú

 

Russian:

Ёлка (Yolka)

Рита Дакота (Rita Dakota)

Мельница (Melnitsa)

Согдиана (Sogdiana)

Мот (Mot)

 

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On 7/8/2019 at 4:10 PM, CelesteAdAstra said:

Finnish:

Indica

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Another fan of Indica? Yayyy!!

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@CelesteAdAstra @Yui-Drakon

The only contact with anything Indica-related I had was when their vocalist did vocals for a Finnish-language Nightwish b-side:

Spoiler

 

 

And my proposal:

 

Gokturk language (sort of old Turkish, if I understand correctly)

Band: Yasru

Spoiler

 

 

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On 7/14/2019 at 3:38 AM, Piotrek said:

@CelesteAdAstra @Yui-Drakon

The only contact with anything Indica-related I had was when their vocalist did vocals for a Finnish-language Nightwish b-side: 

  Reveal hidden contents

 

 

And my proposal:

 

Gokturk language (sort of old Turkish, if I understand correctly)

Band: Yasru

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Erämaan viimeinen. I love that song. ♪

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Japanese:
Aimer

 

Not sure how I forgot about her but she is absolutely amazing. Definitely recommend. 😍👌

 

EDIT: Also, Kajiura Yuki.

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On 7/8/2019 at 1:28 PM, Una Salus Victus said:

Dutch:
Heidevolk
 

German:

Megaherz

 

Finnish:
Fintroll

Korpiklaani.

 

There's probably a few I'm forgetting

Megaherz! ❤️ Have you gotten into Eisbrecher at all? (It's the solo work from the original singer of Megaherz.)

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7 hours ago, wyrdwyrm said:

Megaherz! ❤️ Have you gotten into Eisbrecher at all? (It's the solo work from the original singer of Megaherz.)

I've heard of them, but I don't think I've gotten around to listening to them.

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