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There are quite a few foreign bands that I am into. I was wondering if any of you are the same. I was once laughed at for listening to “ foreign muck” and “ ya can’t understand what they are saying”, but there are thousands of hidden gems out there. Not least this band. My mate is married to a Turkish girl and when she introduced this band to him, he was like “ that’s actually really good, it’s like normal music!”   He went to see them in Ankara last night. Said it was superb. 

 

 

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Just now, Vinny said:

 

Yeah, love that too. I have both available songs on my playlist. It’s superb innit? 

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10 minutes ago, Vinny said:

Yeah, subscribed immediately!

While we're here...

 

+1 for Faun

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Absolutely love Sugizo! No singing, but still falls under the   “ bloody foreign muck” category  

 

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Lyrics are a major part of any song, that seems to be the majority opinion as music that is not sung in English doesn't seem to gain popularity among the people.

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8 minutes ago, RedVee said:

Lyrics are a major part of any song, that seems to be the majority opinion as music that is not sung in English doesn't seem to gain popularity among the people.

I agree to a point. Although when a song has a great hook, or the musicianship is amazing, I can still like it. Rammstein are huge and I bet most people can’t understand what they are singing about. Plus, if you are not listening to foreign music because you can’t understand the lyrics, then you are missing out big style. 

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A Dutch friend turned me on to Kurban while I was staying with him. I find most lyrics a bit daft anyway, so it didn't matter that I didn't get the words.

 

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Not a big lyric fan which is possibly why I'm very open to foreign language music. Here's a fave: 

 

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2 hours ago, RedVee said:

Lyrics are a major part of any song, that seems to be the majority opinion as music that is not sung in English doesn't seem to gain popularity among the people.

I think most lyrics are rubbish, so I’m more tolerant of songs song in a foreign language, since I can’t understand the words I won’t know if they are crap.

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I think it is each to their own but I will stick to the English spoken word.I just can't get into a song that doesn't have English lyrics.

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2 hours ago, NickD said:

A Dutch friend turned me on to Kurban while I was staying with him. I find most lyrics a bit daft anyway, so it didn't matter that I didn't get the words.

 

I got some of the lyrics. Something about a poofter!

 

seriously. Cracking song! 

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There are some Italian and French (among others) prog acts that have stuck to their native tongues. Can be a bit frustrating as I like a good lyric, can make or break a song but still some listenable stuff there. 

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I loves this: 

"Captain Kirk" is "Captain Kirk" in German. Not a lot of people know that.👍

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I like lyrics as much as the next man, but it’s not the be all and end all for me. As I say, gimme a good tune and I’m anybody’s! 

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I have no clue what the words mean, but by 'eck they sound good! 

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I always loved Gazette. They sing in either English or Japanese, but frankly neither are that understandable.

And this - shows you don't need to understand the lyrics to convey the emotion

 

But then the language isn't that much of a barrier considering this is one of their songs sung entirely in English

 

 

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