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>> No. 8980 Anonymous
22nd January 2015
Thursday 10:10 pm
8980 ITT: Songs in a foreign language
Ásgeir Trausti - Heimförin (Icelandic folk music)


Kaizers Orchestra - Knekker Deg Til Sist (Norwegian alt-rock)


Chetes - Camino a Casa (apparently this counts as pop rock in Mexico)


I guess songs in English by non-native speaking artists are fine too.
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>> No. 12962 Anonymous
25th September 2021
Saturday 2:10 am
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Alpha Blondy - Brigadier Sabari

Some of the finest reggae you'll ever hear. The lyrics are all about police brutality too, which is very righteous, but they're in some nutty obscure African language so I haven't been able to find them online anywhere.

If you're the sort to be outraged by cultural appropriation, here is the same song as performed by two white Belgians, with the lyrics changed into English words about having a small willy.

>> No. 12963 Anonymous
25th September 2021
Saturday 9:04 am
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>but they're in some nutty obscure African language so I haven't been able to find them online anywhere.
Can find them easily enough
Translating them from the mixture of French and Dioula is harder. Possibly there's some phonetic Arabic and Hebrew in there too. I've seen some Dioula dictionaries online but I have other things to do today.
>> No. 12964 Anonymous
25th September 2021
Saturday 9:18 am
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Get a load of Mr "I have other things to do today" over here.
>> No. 12965 Anonymous
25th September 2021
Saturday 10:01 am
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He means wanking.
>> No. 12966 Anonymous
26th September 2021
Sunday 8:20 pm
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All these are from 6Music earlier.





>> No. 11742 Anonymous
3rd May 2019
Friday 6:12 pm
11742 What you feeling right now? Part V: Bach it up
Time for a new thread.

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>> No. 12948 Anonymous
29th August 2021
Sunday 1:23 am
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>> No. 12949 Anonymous
7th September 2021
Tuesday 11:19 pm
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>> No. 12956 Anonymous
10th September 2021
Friday 5:34 am
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All that scratching is making me itch.


I was recently reminded of
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLJH6RwSEmY so I've been on a bit of bender.
>> No. 12958 Anonymous
12th September 2021
Sunday 3:05 pm
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>> No. 12961 Anonymous
25th September 2021
Saturday 1:52 am
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>> No. 12939 Anonymous
24th August 2021
Tuesday 9:58 am
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If a band is playing a Saturday and Sunday in the same town, which is the better night to see them? I would assume Sunday because the band has had a chance to dial in their sound for the venue, but maybe they'd be more high energy on a Saturday.
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>> No. 12940 Anonymous
24th August 2021
Tuesday 1:29 pm
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Depends more on the genre and crowd if you ask me, there's two sides to a performance. On Sunday they'd be less people and those that aren't there don't give a fuck about their job so it would be more intimate but you might not want to mosh with pensioners.
>> No. 12941 Anonymous
24th August 2021
Tuesday 1:45 pm
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I'd say go both nights so you can compare for yourself, and then you can report back to us.
>> No. 12942 Anonymous
24th August 2021
Tuesday 2:35 pm
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I don't think it's worth worrying about if it's only two nights, it could go either way really.

When I was still an active musician, I did a handful of short tours, and the gigs would be noticeably at their best towards the middle. First night or two was always shaky, but you'd get into your stride after that. Then of course by the tail end the cumulative effects of drinking, sleeping in a van and not having a shower all week would start to catch up with you.

Really couldn't be arsed with all that lark nowadays.

>> No. 8707 Anonymous
27th October 2014
Monday 6:03 pm
8707 Cover songs
The Pet Shop Boys' Always On My Mind has been voted the top cover version of all time in a BBC Music vote.

The song, written by John Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson, was first made famous by Brenda Lee and Elvis Presley in 1972.

Johnny Cash's cover of Nine Inch Nails' Hurt came in second place, followed by The Stranglers' version of Dionne Warwick's Walk On By. Jimi Hendrix's take on Bob Dylan's All Along The Watchtower came fourth. Jeff Buckley's cover of Leonard Cohen's classic Hallelujah completed the top five.


Not keen on that version of Walk On By but I like the rest. I reckon I'd have to have a good think about my favourite covers and I'm sure I'd still forget some.
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>> No. 12892 Anonymous
8th July 2021
Thursday 12:00 pm
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>> No. 12902 Anonymous
22nd July 2021
Thursday 11:27 pm
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>> No. 12907 Anonymous
25th July 2021
Sunday 6:18 pm
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May I remind you that Britfa is a bully free zone.

>> No. 12915 Anonymous
6th August 2021
Friday 11:02 pm
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Breakaway, by Tracey Ullman, is excellent. The original version is from the 1950s and is by some unknown person (Irma Thomas, apparently) who never went on to be a legendary comedian who was indirectly responsible for The Simpsons.

>New Model Army
I know you posted this six and a half years ago and could be dead now for all I know, but I got into New Model Army after not really liking Sepultura and noticing that my favourite of their songs was originally by them:

>> No. 12917 Anonymous
6th August 2021
Friday 11:22 pm
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Also, I have no idea what this is but YouTube just recommended it and it's wonderful.

>> No. 12862 Anonymous
13th June 2021
Sunday 10:40 pm
12862 When I became a man I put away childish things
including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.
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>> No. 12863 Anonymous
13th June 2021
Sunday 10:41 pm
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>> No. 12864 Anonymous
13th June 2021
Sunday 10:42 pm
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>> No. 12865 Anonymous
13th June 2021
Sunday 10:43 pm
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>> No. 12866 Anonymous
13th June 2021
Sunday 10:53 pm
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>> No. 12867 Anonymous
14th June 2021
Monday 1:18 am
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The best Disney soundtrack is The Lion King 2. Perversely, disgracefully underrated. It's one of the great injustices of the modern age.

And the greatest Disney song ever written:

>> No. 12394 Anonymous
1st June 2020
Monday 11:18 pm
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Let's have a thread about artists and bands you thought would make it big but it never happened for them.


Protocol were dropped by Polydor in 2006 and split up not too long afterwards, with their debut album never released.
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>> No. 12858 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 12:07 am
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Alternative pop-country goddess Lissie is the finest singer-songwriter of this millennium. Nobody since the year 2000 has been so consistently brilliant. There's still time for her to make it big. It could still happen. The morons can still realise how wrong they have been about her.

>> No. 12542 Anonymous
20th October 2020
Tuesday 10:21 pm
12542 Don't Worry Be Happy
I thought it would be nice to have a collection of our music for anyone needing cheering up. What do you lads suggest? Any reason why?

Across the Universe is my helpful reminder that whatever is bothering me doesn't really matter and I shouldn't let it. The song has actually helped me deliver projects before just by putting me into the right frame of mind for it and was a companion during a time when nothing was going right for me. The film is also a favourite with a similar message about life.
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>> No. 12549 Anonymous
22nd October 2020
Thursday 7:08 pm
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>> No. 12577 Anonymous
12th November 2020
Thursday 11:08 pm
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The older you get the more you seem to appreciate Prince.
>> No. 12578 Anonymous
12th November 2020
Thursday 11:50 pm
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On February 12, 1983 the ship Marine Electric was carrying a load of coal from Norfolk, Virginia to a power station in Somerset, Massachusetts. The worst storm in forty years blew up that night and the ship sank at about four o'clock in the morning on February 13. The ship's chief mate, 59-year-old Robert M. "Bob" Cusick, was trapped under the deckhouse as the ship went down. His snorkeling experience helped him avoid panic and swim to the surface, but he had to spend the night alone, up to his neck in water, clinging to a partially deflated lifeboat, and in water barely above freezing and air much colder. Huge waves washed over him, and each time he was not sure that he would ever reach the surface again to breathe. Battling hypothermia, he was tempted to allow himself to fall unconscious and let go of the lifeboat. Just then he remembered the concluding stanzas of "The Mary Ellen Carter".

He started to sing it and soon was alternately shouting out "Rise again, rise again" and holding his breath as the waves washed over him. At seven o'clock that morning a Coast Guard helicopter spotted him and pulled him to safety. Only three men of the thirty-three who had been aboard survived the wreck. After his ordeal, Cusick wrote a letter to Stan Rogers telling him what had happened and how the song helped save his life. In response, Cusick was invited to attend what turned out to be the second-to-last concert Rogers ever performed. Cusick told his story in the documentary about Rogers, One Warm Line.
>> No. 12580 Anonymous
13th November 2020
Friday 12:21 am
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>> No. 12844 Anonymous
30th May 2021
Sunday 9:27 pm
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I am going through a few days where I just can't listen to this song enough, and it fills me with positivity. I possibly remember it from my childhood as well, and I think several people here are roughly my age so maybe you'll get the nostalgic hit of day-brightening, unhatable Londonbeat:

>> No. 12730 Anonymous
9th March 2021
Tuesday 10:10 am
12730 Music For Wallowing in emotional pain
Sometimes I like to feel pain it reminds me I am alive

And "what are you feeling right now" is such a broad category as to be meaningless.

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>> No. 12731 Anonymous
9th March 2021
Tuesday 12:57 pm
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Oh so you wanna be sad do ya? Well,

Here's Anoice with a music video that goes out to the next 20 years (if we're incredibly lucky)

They also put together a cracking album, self-portrait is great to be horrified about humanity to.

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16th March 2021
Tuesday 10:13 am
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>> No. 12737 Anonymous
16th March 2021
Tuesday 11:38 pm
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His life story is even sadder than his music.
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21st March 2021
Sunday 8:17 pm
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>> No. 12736 Anonymous
16th March 2021
Tuesday 11:36 pm
12736 music appreciation
When you discover great new music that you really enjoy, do you listen to it constantly or do you try to listen to it sparingly over a long period so you don't grow tired of it?

I never gave much thought to music listening strategies, but around this time last year I discovered Khruangbin and I spent so much time listening to them from March to September that I kind of immunised my brain from enjoying the music. I'm thinking I should change my ways and spread out my listening so I can savour music for longer; maybe listen to a new album with each new day of the week instead of listening to the same album every day.

On a somewhat related note, how do people enjoy streaming services? I tried spotify but I found myself getting really annoyed at how many crap tracks I had to skip. Is this normal or should I learn to be more open and less finicky when it comes to music?
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>> No. 12738 Anonymous
18th March 2021
Thursday 9:56 am
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There's a thread about spotify here >>12398, but I'd like to know:

Where do people actually buy music these days? If you're not a streaming cunt or a deviant vinylphile where can you actually pick up an honest to god CD to keep and rip from forever that isn't owned by Jeff Bezos? There's Bandcamp but that doesn't seem to have everything yet.
>> No. 12739 Anonymous
18th March 2021
Thursday 2:16 pm
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I find it easier to just torrent the flac files and buy a band t-shirt if they're poor and deserve support.
>> No. 12740 Anonymous
18th March 2021
Thursday 2:50 pm
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Good for you. I don't find torrenting easier.
>> No. 12741 Anonymous
18th March 2021
Thursday 9:00 pm
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The answer is your local independent record store or second hand shop. Online maybe check out discogs.com
>> No. 12743 Anonymous
19th March 2021
Friday 10:35 am
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I obviously didn't finish reading your post before I replied.

Stew Lee seems to really like Music Magpie for second hand stuff.

>> No. 12608 Anonymous
4th December 2020
Friday 8:40 pm
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Zappadan takes places every year from December 4th (the day in 1993, on which Frank Zappa passed away), until December 21st (his day of birth in 1940).

How are you two celebrating Zappadan this year?

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>> No. 12609 Anonymous
4th December 2020
Friday 9:20 pm
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I'm hoping for a chance to make some yellow snow.
>> No. 12610 Anonymous
5th December 2020
Saturday 5:56 pm
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I used to listen to "Have I Offended Someone?" as a young kid - somewhere between 5-8 i reckon. Goblin Girl, Catholic Girls and Jewish Princess still turn me on.
>How are you two celebrating Zappadan this year?
By /beat/ing my meat.

>> No. 12592 Anonymous
26th November 2020
Thursday 10:41 pm
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Is vinyl worth getting into? I feel like instant streaming/downloading of whatever music you like has cheapened music in a sense, and relegates it to a kind of background noise you listen to while you do something else. I miss the days when I'd sit in front of the stereo and do nothing but listen to a cassette tape or a CD, so on a psychological level I can already see the benefit of vinyl.

On an audiophile level, I once listened to an interview with Steve Vai where he said that vinyl genuinely sounds better for older music that was recorded with analogue tech and has analogue masters, but that it's a totally pointless medium for digital masters. Is this really the case?
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>> No. 12600 Anonymous
27th November 2020
Friday 10:34 am
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You would let Ronald McDonald rape your family and your only intervention would be to Instagram it.
>> No. 12601 Anonymous
27th November 2020
Friday 10:40 am
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I think people just need to stop lying to themselves about perceived levels of privacy.
>> No. 12602 Anonymous
27th November 2020
Friday 12:12 pm
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It might help if companies stopped lying to everyone else about the supposed need for, or even the very fact of, data harvesting.
>> No. 12603 Anonymous
27th November 2020
Friday 12:15 pm
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Hush now and let me install this smart meter.
>> No. 12604 Anonymous
27th November 2020
Friday 1:56 pm
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I'm not saying there's anything inherently wrong with using algorithms to discover stuff, but I want to highlight how important it is to be aware that algorithms aren't perfect, or even necessarily better than browsing a curated selection like a music shop, or even discovering stuff through local scenes.

No library of music is perfect, and algorithms are designed with specific purposes in mind. I think people should use it with awareness of it's limitations.

>> No. 12398 Anonymous
6th June 2020
Saturday 1:31 am
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What's your opinion of Spotify and its premium version?

I used to run the free version with adblock years ago but then forgot about it because everything is on youtube or otherwise downloadable. Now it seems like everyone has an account so I'm wondering if I'm missing something.
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>> No. 12515 Anonymous
29th September 2020
Tuesday 2:55 pm
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You obviously don't have many books. Wait until you have hundreds/thousands and have to move house. I have/had hundreds of the buggers, and have completely moved over to Kindle - just makes sense.
>> No. 12516 Anonymous
29th September 2020
Tuesday 7:09 pm
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This lad gets it.

I have a bunch of old/rare/signed/first edition/out of print etc books at my mum's place, and a shoe box full of books I just can't be without that I lug around with me whenever I move house/city/country/continent. Other than that if I can't get it for my Kindle I either don't bother or I buy it with the express idea that I'll read it, take a bunch of notes on it, and probably give it away.
>> No. 12517 Anonymous
29th September 2020
Tuesday 7:23 pm
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>take a bunch of notes on it, and probably give it away

You monster!
>> No. 12518 Anonymous
29th September 2020
Tuesday 7:30 pm
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If you don't like other people's marginalia, you don't really like books.
>> No. 12520 Anonymous
29th September 2020
Tuesday 11:11 pm
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I actually meant on as in about not on as in in but also somewhat agree re marginalia. Scribblings and finding old train tickets and shop receipts and that used as book marks are part of the charm of charity shop books imo.

>> No. 12499 Anonymous
12th September 2020
Saturday 4:23 pm

>> No. 12494 Anonymous
1st September 2020
Tuesday 9:39 pm
12494 Erick Morillo

Goodnight sweet prince.

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