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    Do you often like foreign bands, even though they sing a foreign language? I saw a Kaizers Orchestra (Norwegian band) concert last week and I immediately bought their debut album and I thought it was simply brilliant.

    Now, after five days, I have discovered the translation booklet and read the lyrics in English. And now I see the lyrics are great, too! But it wouldn't have mattered anyway, this band was great without me knowing what they were singing about.

    Also, being Belgian, I listen to Belgian music mainly, and a lot of it is in Dutch or French, and I think it's quite a shame that they'll never break through in the world, because they've chosen to sing in Dutch.

    So, the question : can you enjoy music when the lyrics are incomprehensible to you?

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    I mainly listen to german metal.
    I also listen to some(not much) music sung in English
    which is foreign to me since I'm from Sweden.
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    You should all listen to Danish music! Most of it rocks

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    Ramstien wouldn't work in any other language then German, it can depend upon the type of sound the band makes to wether the language works or not. for example i can see no way how you can sing a rock song in welsh.
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    Originally posted by gokufusionss1
    Ramstien wouldn't work in any other language then German, it can depend upon the type of sound the band makes to wether the language works or not. for example i can see no way how you can sing a rock song in welsh.
    Exactly.
    The german language sounds great with metal.

    If you want to rap for example you're better off with english.

    It's "Rammstein" by the way.

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    Originally posted by jrgen
    Exactly.
    The german language sounds great with metal.

    If you want to rap for example you're better off with english.

    It's "Rammstein" by the way.
    Have you ever heard any French rap? Manau for example? It's really cool mostly.

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    Originally posted by Axamenta
    Have you ever heard any French rap? Manau for example? It's really cool mostly.
    French doesn't sound like a rap-friendly language.
    But I'm not into rap so what do I know?

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    The thing with French rap is that they never conjugate their verbs and stuff, which makes it incredibly simple and easy to understand if you know the slightest bit of French.

    And the French 'r' is very convincing in rap music.

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    I like Sigur Ros there Icelandic band and they sing in different languages in most of there songs.

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    Yeah, I also listen to stuff like In Extremo.
    They do Medieval Metal in Languages such as:
    Swedish, Danish, Norweigan, Icelandic, German,
    German from 12th century, German from 9th century,
    Spanish, really old spanish, French, really old french,
    english, hebrew, latin, cantiga, ladino asnd other wierd languages.

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    I listen to J-Pop more than I listen to English music, regardless of whether or not I understand it.

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    I'm mostly into Japanese music myself, from pop to rock to punk. Cant understand it, but I love it, and there's a few English punk bands I like but still cant understand. There's a French pop song I like at the moment, and a Mexican song that I find to be really rockin.

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    no only English speaking bands!

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    American music is foreign as far as I'm concerned. :o But I assume you mean non-English music. I quite like Mana (Spanish) and Saez (french).

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    Though i consider myself well-ranged in my musical taste, i do essentially limit myself to the American scene. And though that covers a staggeringly vast spectrum, it still doesn't mean i'm too well versed.

    So long as i'm more explorative than some of my more musically elitist friends, i feel pretty okay about it. i'll get to foreign music eventually, eh?

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