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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)

https://www.youtube.com/v/kzSJBhPFTcY

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

https://www.youtube.com/v/mYrPdOCM4y0

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

https://www.youtube.com/v/qNuuzGN9WRg

I guess songs in English by non-native speaking artists are fine too.
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>> No. 8981 Anonymous
22nd January 2015
Thursday 10:21 pm
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Rammstien - Sonne

https://www.youtube.com/v/kIBeYoP9Wi0

I like their monumental expressionist style. Very teutonic, but in a way that is strangely infectious.
>> No. 8982 Anonymous
22nd January 2015
Thursday 10:38 pm
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Oh, and I don't think anyone could forget Moldova's finest.

https://www.youtube.com/v/jRx5PrAlUdY
>> No. 8984 Anonymous
22nd January 2015
Thursday 11:45 pm
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>>8982

That song is just horrendous.
>> No. 8985 Anonymous
22nd January 2015
Thursday 11:49 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/embed/XeMH_wJ4H-8
Alash Ensemble - Tuvan throat singing.
>> No. 8987 Anonymous
23rd January 2015
Friday 1:21 am
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>>8985

I prefer Huun Huur Tu because I am disgustingly basic.

https://www.youtube.com/v/7b1egQpIjLs

An appropriate song for my mood, by the greatest performer of all time:

https://www.youtube.com/v/fJxmjw4Pv_Y

While I'm at it, my favourite song by my second favourite chanteur:

https://www.youtube.com/v/BmLlhPEIZ0Y
>> No. 8988 Anonymous
23rd January 2015
Friday 2:15 am
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https://www.youtube.com/v/CHyesE2jcs0

Apparently these guys are bringing back traditional folk music to the younguns in Ukraine.
>> No. 8989 Anonymous
23rd January 2015
Friday 2:59 am
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https://www.youtube.com/v/6dMJTuPxxK8
>> No. 8992 Anonymous
23rd January 2015
Friday 12:50 pm
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>>8984
Dragostea Din Tei is the 00's equivalent of Gangnam Style. If the internet was more mainstream then we'd have ended up with countless drunken middle aged women dancing to the numa numa song.
>> No. 8993 Anonymous
23rd January 2015
Friday 4:22 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/v/bUsePoATbrU

The only song that soldiers of all sides loved and listened to in WWII. Even though it was first recorded (and written) by ze Germans, the rest of the world took it to heart. There are English versions out there too.
>> No. 8994 Anonymous
23rd January 2015
Friday 4:30 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/v/eB9WgR_N4h4
>> No. 8995 Anonymous
23rd January 2015
Friday 6:01 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/v/PXkc2GLPl6I

Quite the fan of neo-classical Icelander Ólafur Arnalds. Not his best album, that would be ...And They Have Escaped the Weight of Darkness, but a nice song nonetheless.
>> No. 8996 Anonymous
23rd January 2015
Friday 6:29 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/v/FyFNkeNbBs0

I was introduced to this a number of years ago on this very chan. I can't remember the board or anything. The band is Ю-Питер, and the song is Дети Минут.
>> No. 8997 Anonymous
23rd January 2015
Friday 7:37 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/v/jmJPG_TMhew

Enjoyable in small doses. There's only so much harmonica a man can take.
>> No. 9006 Anonymous
26th January 2015
Monday 8:26 pm
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They're trying to represent Switzerland at this year's Eurovision.

https://www.youtube.com/v/twQlpFrm5iM
>> No. 9007 Anonymous
26th January 2015
Monday 8:48 pm
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>>9006
I thought I was the only one keeping our memory of this video alive. I salute thee.
>> No. 9008 Anonymous
26th January 2015
Monday 8:50 pm
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>>9006
I actually quite enjoyed that. Unlike their actual entry:
https://www.youtube.com/v/oycVlofAf7o
>> No. 9009 Anonymous
26th January 2015
Monday 8:51 pm
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>>9008
Let us never speak of this again.
>> No. 9054 Anonymous
5th February 2015
Thursday 8:36 pm
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While we're on about Eurovision, Finland's entry this year is a punk band where all the members have Down's Syndrome.

https://www.youtube.com/v/zEiM6l5meQI

https://www.youtube.com/v/j8a9aYOn8nw
>> No. 9120 Anonymous
2nd March 2015
Monday 10:28 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/v/wfFJMl9Vj2w

Real hood video from Australia.
>> No. 9121 Anonymous
2nd March 2015
Monday 10:52 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/v/B-7yW9kkxu8
>> No. 9123 Anonymous
3rd March 2015
Tuesday 6:31 am
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>>9120

Well that was just terrible by anybody's standards.

The one by Dur Dur Band was fantastic. I love the lofi sound all those type of records have, and the really specific kind of delay/reverb on the lead vocals that sounds like a poorly set-up PA.
>> No. 9124 Anonymous
3rd March 2015
Tuesday 8:43 am
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>>9120
It's reminded me of this:

https://www.youtube.com/v/wQDe8i3QFJU

>>9121
I'm not even going to pretend I have the faintest idea of what was going on.
>> No. 9395 Anonymous
6th July 2015
Monday 9:20 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4FqZg12g7g

I should probably listen to more blues.
>> No. 9577 Anonymous
24th September 2015
Thursday 7:34 am
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Apart from beer, possibly the only good thing to have come out of Belgium.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v98HEQvtpgo
>> No. 9578 Anonymous
24th September 2015
Thursday 3:50 pm
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>>9577

Get tae fuck.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEAGoLHMMoA


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_xH7noaqTA


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ez6kiE9I_Y
>> No. 9579 Anonymous
24th September 2015
Thursday 6:33 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=504bW-ZN4O4
>> No. 9580 Anonymous
24th September 2015
Thursday 10:34 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGt-rTDkMcM

The actual words just don't match up with the emotional weight I've assigned to this song in my ignorance.
>> No. 9621 Anonymous
3rd November 2015
Tuesday 5:22 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTKZm2LkaFI

Saw them live. I'm fairly certain she's singing in Russian but I'm not entirely sure. They're really brilliant.
>> No. 9624 Anonymous
4th November 2015
Wednesday 12:07 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWDNq8_p5VQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAQtC39q3Ig
>> No. 9670 Anonymous
18th November 2015
Wednesday 8:20 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbeHq1CLqJ8

I'd say this counts.
>> No. 10408 Anonymous
14th January 2017
Saturday 11:57 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qlc_h0XUPpo
>> No. 10409 Anonymous
18th January 2017
Wednesday 9:58 am
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Korean Bossa Nova (friendz.net is a great channel)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5HlB_x_OWM
>> No. 10410 Anonymous
22nd January 2017
Sunday 12:30 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ld3nk3Ha8FM

As translated by Eric Bentley:

Oh little box I carried in my flight
So as not to break the radio tubes inside me
From house to boat, from boat to train held tight
So that my enemies can still address me

Right where I slept and much to my dismay
Last thing at night and first thing every day
About their victories, defeats for me
Oh please do not fall silent suddenly
>> No. 10927 Anonymous
9th January 2018
Tuesday 7:01 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1oxh8Z-2ko

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jWLioW7Zx0

They seem to have added the subtitles recently and now I know that some of the songs are actually about pretty mundane topics likeAladdin's Hardware Store and Hokkaido.
>> No. 10928 Anonymous
9th January 2018
Tuesday 7:30 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3fzpU0UuQo
>> No. 10929 Anonymous
11th January 2018
Thursday 10:15 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kp1HFxi2h8
>> No. 10945 Anonymous
2nd February 2018
Friday 10:10 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyMPLotr224

You'll want to turn on the subtitles and note that Sonotone is a French brand of hearing aid. The gist is that getting old sucks.
>> No. 10946 Anonymous
3rd February 2018
Saturday 1:08 pm
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>>10945

I didn't think MC Solaar was that old, but then I realised Cinquième As was released in 2001...

Guess I'm getting old, too.
>> No. 10948 Anonymous
3rd February 2018
Saturday 3:41 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNWO5N8Vxsc
>> No. 10954 Anonymous
6th March 2018
Tuesday 7:33 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzsniTujQlE
>> No. 11240 Anonymous
6th October 2018
Saturday 3:55 am
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>> No. 11433 Anonymous
7th December 2018
Friday 8:33 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N06Jbi4Ei10
>> No. 11440 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 11:22 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWXWivwhi14
>> No. 11441 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 6:56 pm
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https://youtu.be/ZpAYnVJX9CY

you lads are sleeping on BAND-MAID ngl
>> No. 11442 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 7:25 pm
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>>11441

I haven't clicked yet but that sounds like a Babymetal rip off.
>> No. 11443 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 7:26 pm
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>>11442

Oh they're actually good though.
>> No. 11444 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 7:54 pm
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The Japanese have been mixing metal/rock with j-pop for a while though. Maximum the Hormone are a prime example of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY9Cr0a5dCs
>> No. 11733 Anonymous
19th April 2019
Friday 1:50 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_wwmmo6UGY
>> No. 11765 Anonymous
18th May 2019
Saturday 1:19 am
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http://www.chanceswithwolves.com/episode-370-en-franais
https://soundcloud.com/chanceswithwolves/episode-370-chances-avec-les-loups-en-francais
>> No. 11767 Anonymous
18th May 2019
Saturday 1:31 am
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117671176711767
This album was great. They wrote it when they were 15 too.

(Playlist)

https://youtu.be/8SytXQcJ_7o?list=PLD713516D6CDCAC32
>> No. 11768 Anonymous
18th May 2019
Saturday 1:36 am
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>>11765

The playlist link is below the picture and pretty camouflaged. I tried to post a capture with a red arrow drawn on but got "duplicate entry detected" (or similar wording.)
>> No. 11769 Anonymous
18th May 2019
Saturday 1:44 am
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>> No. 11770 Anonymous
18th May 2019
Saturday 1:51 am
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>> No. 11779 Anonymous
20th May 2019
Monday 2:56 am
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>> No. 11789 Anonymous
21st May 2019
Tuesday 2:09 am
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>> No. 11921 Anonymous
14th June 2019
Friday 9:39 am
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Gaiola das Popozudas - Vem Cristiano

>> No. 11927 Anonymous
15th June 2019
Saturday 12:24 pm
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Adele: J'ai peur parfois

>> No. 11929 Anonymous
15th June 2019
Saturday 8:44 pm
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What a wonderful range of styles this woman has.
>> No. 12057 Anonymous
26th July 2019
Friday 10:33 am
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The Pirouettes - L'escalier

>> No. 12058 Anonymous
26th July 2019
Friday 11:06 am
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Totally obsessed with this song right now.


>> No. 12059 Anonymous
26th July 2019
Friday 11:13 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZh1VP31eXc
>> No. 12140 Anonymous
25th August 2019
Sunday 11:48 am
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Well, it's interesting anyway:

>> No. 12179 Anonymous
1st October 2019
Tuesday 8:05 pm
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Where have I heard this tune before?
>> No. 12195 Anonymous
24th October 2019
Thursday 8:32 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MqMZ6XqMfc
>> No. 12196 Anonymous
24th October 2019
Thursday 8:56 pm
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>>12195

Scouse is not a foreign language.
>> No. 12197 Anonymous
24th October 2019
Thursday 9:06 pm
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>>12196

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB-Jpd2hnfo
>> No. 12199 Anonymous
25th October 2019
Friday 12:21 am
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>>12197
Very happy to see that channel's MIA, pressumed killed.
>> No. 12200 Anonymous
25th October 2019
Friday 7:17 am
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>>12199
If I remember correctly there was a furore and boycott of their gigs for being transphobic.
>> No. 12258 Anonymous
1st February 2020
Saturday 10:21 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKfCYDcX5uw
>> No. 12265 Anonymous
10th February 2020
Monday 10:55 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMmVpXcW0TU
>> No. 12266 Anonymous
11th February 2020
Tuesday 12:10 am
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>>12265
That is quite mad.

LazyTown on acid, which is saying something.
>> No. 12267 Anonymous
11th February 2020
Tuesday 6:56 am
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>>12266
Any excuse.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfYnvDL0Qcw
>> No. 12268 Anonymous
11th February 2020
Tuesday 11:11 am
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>>12265
As soon as I heard the opening I remembered I had booked marked that song ages ago you've started me on a short Odyssey now of going through songs I never went back and re-listen to.


I rediscovered this one by them.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WlplIxEuTY
>> No. 12269 Anonymous
11th February 2020
Tuesday 12:37 pm
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>> No. 12322 Anonymous
19th March 2020
Thursday 10:50 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4DxPeLNVuw
>> No. 12324 Anonymous
28th March 2020
Saturday 7:19 pm
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There's better ЛУНА songs but I feel you lot will be more likely to give it a listen if there's nearly naked women who get oiled up. A couple of them get off.

>> No. 12325 Anonymous
29th March 2020
Sunday 9:49 am
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>>12324
You are correct. Song is pretty good too. Now can you link one of the better ones?
>> No. 12326 Anonymous
29th March 2020
Sunday 2:57 pm
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>>12325
>Now can you link one of the better ones?

Just look it up on youtube, lazybones.


>> No. 12327 Anonymous
29th March 2020
Sunday 5:30 pm
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>>12326
Of course, but I wanted to know what you considered to be the best.
>> No. 12328 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 3:32 am
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Went to a foreign wedding. This was nice. Shazam worked.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmqnsRp8hmE
>> No. 12452 Anonymous
2nd August 2020
Sunday 12:25 am
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Imagine somewhere so cold that you're not having to constantly deal with being a bit sweaty. You could put on a sensible jumper and some nice thick long-johns while you sit by the fire. Heaven.

Anyway, now that I have your attention Astro Bunny is pretty good. Taiwan has a good music scene from what I can tell even if you have to accept the odd ballad to appease the brainwashed mainland audience.



>> No. 12568 Anonymous
2nd November 2020
Monday 5:52 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-syAK7WIXE


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73jJLspL8o8


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WNo4vAQid8
>> No. 12590 Anonymous
19th November 2020
Thursday 8:55 pm
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The video is at least worth a watch.

>>12452
And I can't get enough of Cybertruck now.

>> No. 12591 Anonymous
21st November 2020
Saturday 8:39 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li4vte8Vl70

Japanese is the most beautiful language for vocals I've come across. Everything ends in a vowel so it's naturally melodic.
>> No. 12605 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 10:00 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OumAw7yfk7U
>> No. 12606 Anonymous
2nd December 2020
Wednesday 6:56 pm
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>>12591
They also remember the importance of good clean fun and dance moves.


>> No. 12607 Anonymous
3rd December 2020
Thursday 8:22 pm
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>>12606

That was adorable. The dance moves were cute but slow, however the drawn effects contributed to a bit more going on and tied it all together. I feel better for having watched that video.
>> No. 12642 Anonymous
5th January 2021
Tuesday 2:10 pm
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Try not to dance:

>> No. 12660 Anonymous
24th January 2021
Sunday 4:00 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2rP8ZU52gU

Came across a a Colombian camsite gender bender with particularly good taste in music. Pretty nice tune.
>> No. 12661 Anonymous
24th January 2021
Sunday 9:02 am
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>>12660
>Came across

I bet you did, IYKWIM.
>> No. 12672 Anonymous
8th February 2021
Monday 2:05 am
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I've been really into Yat-Kha, a Russian band who do Tuvan traditional folk/rock


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= GpQkYxING4I
>> No. 12686 Anonymous
17th February 2021
Wednesday 7:06 pm
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It has been a week since I found this. I am unable to listen to anything but.

City Pop seems to be really fucking sound. Cheesy, funky, 80's. It's vapid but self aware. I'll stop before I go full Bateman. I will happily write a few paragraphs about exactly why you should enjoy this, if anyone will read.

My particular favourites are:

00:00: Plastic Love - reminds me of the girl who lives in the clubs, has endless energy, and would love you back if you could just keep up with her. But you can't, and she'll always want to stay out and do coke instead of enjoying a mug of horlicks in the bath.
32:41: 告白本人 - Not sure what song she ripped off, but it's got a great chorus.
37:40:​ 真夜中のドア - Sounds like it was made yesterday by a futurefunk band.
42:58​ Oh No, Oh Yes - Think she's channelling Mariah Carey here, but less mental.

Those are a few of the hits. I hope someone finds as much joy in this as I have. I've never danced more.
>> No. 12687 Anonymous
17th February 2021
Wednesday 8:25 pm
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>>12686

Plastic Love is phenomenal.
>> No. 12688 Anonymous
17th February 2021
Wednesday 9:26 pm
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>>12686
City pop is the shit.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ESWmrPmJA8
>> No. 12689 Anonymous
20th February 2021
Saturday 2:56 pm
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I've been enjoying this, it very much opens as a beep-boop kind of song but you will end up listening to it on repeat. The lyrics are just:
>You and I in solitude. Same here. Trying to change, trying to forget.

It give me a sad regret though over all the things I didn't do in my 20s before I got a career and that. Travelling as an end in itself seems wasteful but I feel like I missed out on living abroad at some point. Maybe it's just that I haven't been out of the country in nearly 10 years.
>> No. 12747 Anonymous
21st March 2021
Sunday 6:52 pm
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I love foreign-language music. It's nice to see that other people like it too. I will now proceed to post links of pop music from communist countries, or countries shortly after they renounced communism:

Neoton Familia are the Hungarian ABBA, and the absolute best communist-era pop group:
220 Felett:

Don Quijote:

Te Vagy Minden (earlier in their career)

In fact, you can see how long and sort-of varied their career was by comparing Parbeszed:

...to the late 1980s, when two of the three women were gone and they were effectively the backing band for the remaining one:


(A lot of their songs are also available with English translations, but I would not recommend listening to these in most cases).

Other countries include Ukraine...
Russya, Bud Shcho Bude, the first communist-era song I ever liked:

Yugoslavia (Dubravka Jusic)...
(warning; if you like this one, it's been uploaded with the wrong title and is actually called Plesacica, I think)
It took a lot of research, but I even found an Albanian song I like, although my eyes just glaze over when I try to read this woman's name:


After the collapse of communism, Lithuania seemingly had an entire industry of music that sounds like 2 Unlimited, and is therefore all fantastic:
Soniclove are the best:


But there are others too:



To wrap things up, let's chill out with some comfy chillout bedtime tunes:
Juda Tavo Rankos, a Lithuanian song from 2002:

Kummush Razzoqova of Uzbekistan, Unutna Meni (1986):

>> No. 12758 Anonymous
28th March 2021
Sunday 2:45 pm
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The youtube algorithm recently spat out a city-pop album from the 00s and it's really great:

>> No. 12764 Anonymous
31st March 2021
Wednesday 1:16 am
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Nena, the German group behind 99 Luftballons, had plenty of other bangers too:



That song also has a longer, 12-inch version which is even more brilliant:


Nur Getraumt is very good too, but I don't know if Vimeo embeds its videos like YouTube does:
https://vimeo.com/255164098
>> No. 12765 Anonymous
2nd April 2021
Friday 6:53 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBG3Gdt5OGs


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4xZUr0BEfE
>> No. 12766 Anonymous
2nd April 2021
Friday 2:03 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxhTbxMSvT0
>> No. 12767 Anonymous
2nd April 2021
Friday 2:04 pm
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>>12766
(I forgot to add, only part is in a foreign language but I thought it counts)
>> No. 12768 Anonymous
2nd April 2021
Friday 6:20 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRIgGF3weeg
>> No. 12770 Anonymous
3rd April 2021
Saturday 10:33 am
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>>12764
Nur Geträumt always gets me because I never expect to hear Come With Me by Special D in 80s German pop-rock.
>> No. 12796 Anonymous
24th April 2021
Saturday 7:05 pm
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Perfect day for it with the sun.
>> No. 12820 Anonymous
18th May 2021
Tuesday 12:16 pm
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Why did the Koreans get so good at music? I know people like to claim it's all in a hyper-capitalist industry but it goes beyond pop-groups and is nothing on Japan's (and probably the West).
>> No. 12821 Anonymous
18th May 2021
Tuesday 2:16 pm
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>>12820

Ten years ago they were hothousing their kids to be violinists and classical pianists, but a lot of them realised that there's more cultural cachet in contemporary music - an Asian kid who's brilliant at classical music is just a naff nouveau riche stereotype, but an Asian kid who's brilliant at jazz might get an Ivy League scholarship.



Also there's quite a big evangelical Christian movement for reasons I don't fully understand (Yank military bases?), which brought with it gospel music. Gospel often gets ignored by secular musicians and listeners, but the Black church has been the creative engine behind popular music for the last century.


>> No. 12839 Anonymous
29th May 2021
Saturday 8:30 pm
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Still a better love story than Twilight.
>> No. 12840 Anonymous
29th May 2021
Saturday 11:26 pm
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>>12821
>capitalising black

Can we keep the Americanisms where they belong, in America and Guardian editorials? Gospel really isn't ignored, it's been acknowledged as a major influence on vocalists for years.
>> No. 12841 Anonymous
29th May 2021
Saturday 11:43 pm
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>>12821

>the Black church has been the creative engine behind popular music for the last century.

Honestly I wouldn't say it's a good thing by this point. I love a spot of Northern soul but the Adele to Lewis Capaldi to Rag'n'Bone Man pipeline churns out some of the worst fucking dross you'll hear on the radio today.

Overdone cliché doesn't begin to describe it, it's at a saturation point worse than naff X Factor Christina Aguilera wannabes ten years ago.
>> No. 12842 Anonymous
30th May 2021
Sunday 12:04 am
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>>12840

My grammatical error was failing to capitalise Church.

>Gospel really isn't ignored, it's been acknowledged as a major influence on vocalists for years.

How many white musicians or music fans could name three contemporary gospel performers? Being vaguely aware that Aretha Franklin and Candi Staton learned to sing in church does not equal paying attention to gospel.
>> No. 12843 Anonymous
30th May 2021
Sunday 12:34 am
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>>12841

But that's precisely the problem - white soul artists are re-hashing a cod version of a cod version of 60s gospel. The Black Church is still churning out innovative and technically brilliant musicians in droves, but that isn't filtering through to the mainstream.


>> No. 12847 Anonymous
3rd June 2021
Thursday 10:45 pm
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Let's all take a few minutes to appreciate the best-named French pop star, Fanny Forest:


>> No. 12848 Anonymous
3rd June 2021
Thursday 11:40 pm
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>>12847

The French are dirty bastards. Fair play to them, I wouldn't have the nerve.
>> No. 12852 Anonymous
9th June 2021
Wednesday 12:10 am
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I still can't decide whether I like Zenit. It does look like they'd put on a good show though.

>> No. 12853 Anonymous
9th June 2021
Wednesday 1:05 pm
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>> No. 12873 Anonymous
25th June 2021
Friday 1:24 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZV-DruVZIo
>> No. 12877 Anonymous
29th June 2021
Tuesday 11:07 pm
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One of those songs I'd probably hate if it was in English.
>> No. 12882 Anonymous
3rd July 2021
Saturday 1:28 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehio0atqemo


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IC28G0kvp0k
>> No. 12887 Anonymous
3rd July 2021
Saturday 3:55 pm
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Been watching loads of documentaries about the iron curtain recently, and found myself whistling the East German national anthem. Say what you want about the commies, they can write a good anthem; it's far better than Deutschlandlied.

https://youtu.be/dIh1eOw0zV8
>> No. 12888 Anonymous
3rd July 2021
Saturday 3:56 pm
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>>12887

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIh1eOw0zV8
>> No. 12889 Anonymous
3rd July 2021
Saturday 7:23 pm
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There has never been a better national anthem ever. I sometimes play it right before bed.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U06jlgpMtQs
>> No. 12890 Anonymous
3rd July 2021
Saturday 10:55 pm
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1 Nationalism great, make great song for freedom
2 Socialism, make people controlled and ruled by state
3 Paradox
>> No. 12905 Anonymous
24th July 2021
Saturday 10:24 am
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>> No. 12906 Anonymous
24th July 2021
Saturday 4:08 pm
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>>12887
It's not just anthems, socialism had some good composers:


And English for proof:

>> No. 12908 Anonymous
1st August 2021
Sunday 8:30 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E05SSymMvdY


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf5apyds8Xk
>> No. 12950 Anonymous
8th September 2021
Wednesday 10:18 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q1GAF34xvY
>> No. 12951 Anonymous
8th September 2021
Wednesday 3:35 pm
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>>12950
I'd dorofeev her, if you know what I mean.
>> No. 12952 Anonymous
8th September 2021
Wednesday 5:19 pm
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>> No. 12953 Anonymous
8th September 2021
Wednesday 9:28 pm
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>>12950
Why do so many acts with foreign alphabets only transliterate either their name or the song title? I would understand if they provided both, or neither, or if they gave both artist name and song title in both alphabets, but it seems to be fairly common to only do one and leave people guessing for the other. (That song's title would be written as "Pochemu" in our alphabet, by the way).

Even ultradiskopanorama, my key to the world of foreign music, does it too, giving you the name in both alphabets but leaving the song titles impenetrable:


(The title means "Tornado", he says in the video description for this one, so it's not even like he can't use Google Translate)


>> No. 12954 Anonymous
9th September 2021
Thursday 12:53 am
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I'm quite partial to a bit of salsa now and then. Always reminds me of spending a month in the Caribbean during uni, getting fucked on cheap rum every night and smoking counterfeit cigars.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc13NAc7dvM
>> No. 12955 Anonymous
9th September 2021
Thursday 1:48 am
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>>12954
You might like the song that was sampled more famously to become Hips Don't Lie by Shakira, then. I love foreign music and I love original versions of famous songs, and this is a great meeting point between the two:


>> No. 12957 Anonymous
10th September 2021
Friday 11:01 am
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>>12955

Yes, that's nice.

I just like Latin music all around. Even the modern stuff by bands like Gente de Zona.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UKU_PWhat4



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf8xoMhV8pI
>> No. 12959 Anonymous
15th September 2021
Wednesday 4:15 pm
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Not being racialist but imagine having a Japanese person living in your home. Just them getting up to their kawaii shenanigans, napping in the sun and tidying up.
>> No. 12960 Anonymous
15th September 2021
Wednesday 7:16 pm
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I guess >>/iq/69503 was right.
>> 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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>>12962

>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
https://genius.com/Alpha-blondy-brigadier-sabari-lyrics
https://www.jah-lyrics.com/song/alpha-blondy-natty-rebels-brigadier-sabari
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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>>12964
He means wanking.
>> No. 12966 Anonymous
26th September 2021
Sunday 8:20 pm
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All these are from 6Music earlier.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqXpWvEW3ZU


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIBbShZjXuQ


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs40yxHjTxQ


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na-7TdIhKBc
>> No. 12976 Anonymous
28th October 2021
Thursday 8:36 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY94EvXqMMo
>> No. 12977 Anonymous
28th October 2021
Thursday 9:07 pm
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>>12976
That's certainly fairly supportive of Mario Gomez, but it will never come close to the glory of I Love U Alan Pardew:


(The song is called Herz An Herz, for anyone genuinely interested in the music of this mad video).
>> No. 12987 Anonymous
16th November 2021
Tuesday 11:20 pm
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It's Brighton right?
>> No. 12988 Anonymous
17th November 2021
Wednesday 10:20 am
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>>12987
The pier at 2:00 looks like it.
>> No. 12991 Anonymous
17th November 2021
Wednesday 2:02 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIesHAzxFqo


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l55LUEfnbX8
>> No. 12995 Anonymous
26th November 2021
Friday 7:39 pm
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Remix of the sound they play at train stations in France.
>> No. 12996 Anonymous
29th November 2021
Monday 1:41 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL5d_xvdlPo


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syqJAgTQdlU


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61jSSF3Vu54
>> No. 12997 Anonymous
29th November 2021
Monday 1:45 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZALtzTmPz-E


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s9e7Nq1VO4
>> No. 12999 Anonymous
6th December 2021
Monday 2:12 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_cdKPMcjiQ


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VQXZyGcBls
>> No. 13016 Anonymous
3rd January 2022
Monday 9:57 pm
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>> No. 13033 Anonymous
12th January 2022
Wednesday 8:31 pm
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>> No. 13035 Anonymous
12th January 2022
Wednesday 10:32 pm
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>>12997
That first one is absolutely excellent.
>> No. 13051 Anonymous
1st February 2022
Tuesday 1:35 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbBU06irWT8
>> No. 13055 Anonymous
2nd February 2022
Wednesday 12:59 am
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***UZBEKISTAN SPECIAL***

Whenever I watch Uzbek music videos, which I almost certainly do more often than you do, there are some bizarrely ubiquitous stereotypes which really annoy me. The ones I see all seem to be directed by the same people, who emphasise really naked materialism and ostentatious wealth, and whose music videos always contain "acting breaks" like Michael Jackson always had, where the music stops and they just act instead for a bit. This is a particularly egregious example; they stop to act on no less than three separate occasions in just five minutes:



At least nobody dies in a car crash in that one. Uzbek pop stars lose at least one loved one in a car crash per music video, usually. Anyway, this song is better and more Western-feeling:



Next time someone demands more multiculturalism in their pop music charts, perhaps they should recruit Afruza instead of just singing in Spanish yet again. From what I can put into Google Translate, Afruza is the daughter of this woman who appears to be the same age:


>> No. 13064 Anonymous
17th February 2022
Thursday 2:31 pm
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>> No. 13065 Anonymous
17th February 2022
Thursday 6:24 pm
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>>13064
This feels like a gap year fever dream.
>> No. 13066 Anonymous
17th February 2022
Thursday 11:17 pm
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>>13055
It's all the inferior potassium.
>> No. 13067 Anonymous
18th February 2022
Friday 12:14 am
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>>13065
See if you can find a translation of the lyrics.
>> No. 13068 Anonymous
18th February 2022
Friday 12:23 am
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>>13067
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/freie-liebe-free-love.html

That's a fairly amateurish translation in my opinion (when he says "geil", the translator puts it as "horny", which is literally correct but the word is more commonly used to just mean "cool") but I trust it enough to agree with you that these are some very surprising lyrics.
>> No. 13069 Anonymous
18th February 2022
Friday 12:45 am
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>>13068
>which is literally correct but
I'm going to go out on a limb and assume that's deliberate. Given the context.
>> No. 13070 Anonymous
18th February 2022
Friday 9:41 am
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>>13068

Translating lyrics is basically impossible, because you're never going to capture the literal meaning, the allusion and the prosody. The double meaning of "geil" is integral in this context, so you're damned either way.

Some of those translation choices are objectively bad - I would never choose "Still, a good session requires some 'multi-taskers', no?" when the more literal "What's a good game without a multi-player mode?" conveys the intent far more closely. With that said, the translation is certainly close enough to convey the general gist, i.e. that Alligatoah is a total fuccboi. I mean, look at the state of him. No amount of ironic detachment can conceal the fact that he phones up his exes in tears at 4am after a long fruitless coke wank.
>> No. 13071 Anonymous
18th February 2022
Friday 10:47 am
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>>13070

I ran the lyrics through Deepl myself and it translated that part the same as you did.
>> No. 13072 Anonymous
18th February 2022
Friday 11:54 am
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>>13071

It's a real stretch to translate it any differently, especially as the German for "Multiplayer" is "Multiplayer".
>> No. 13074 Anonymous
19th February 2022
Saturday 8:51 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7lH8fyJ2mo

Ghanaian music is fantastic.
>> No. 13075 Anonymous
23rd February 2022
Wednesday 9:50 pm
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>> No. 13077 Anonymous
24th February 2022
Thursday 7:16 pm
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>> No. 13082 Anonymous
1st March 2022
Tuesday 9:33 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdt-yIgm2zc
>> No. 13084 Anonymous
4th March 2022
Friday 12:18 am
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Here's what I assume is a protest song by Maria Burmaka, the Ukrainian singer who recently said "Fuck Putin" to Dan Walker live on BBC Breakfast and is now the queen of my heart:


But maybe you're sick of politics. In that case, here is 1980s novelty hit Atmosphere by Russ Abbot, performed in Estonian:


And here's a Greenlandic rock song I've just discovered:

>> No. 13091 Anonymous
11th March 2022
Friday 9:19 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51CH3dPaWXc
>> No. 13092 Anonymous
11th March 2022
Friday 9:28 am
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>> No. 13093 Anonymous
13th March 2022
Sunday 7:38 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZamukwjmNk


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxWxXncl53U
>> No. 13094 Anonymous
18th March 2022
Friday 9:46 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6Nl0A_nVxU


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHhWelSBppY
>> No. 13095 Anonymous
18th March 2022
Friday 9:59 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mbp3b7uehx0


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrKLYvLPidw
>> No. 13096 Anonymous
18th March 2022
Friday 10:02 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59Q_lhgGANc


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMvMR-jNSKg
>> No. 13097 Anonymous
18th March 2022
Friday 10:36 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKCqVpFVQ4A
>> No. 13100 Anonymous
25th March 2022
Friday 1:14 pm
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It's actually a song about summer coming to an end from the perspective of Southern Italy but it's been stuck in my head since the weather has turned.
>> No. 13101 Anonymous
28th March 2022
Monday 10:20 pm
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There's no singing but I think it kind of belongs in this thread.

Bulgarian inspired folk prog played by French people


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRcCQ5GvmPU
>> No. 13107 Anonymous
1st April 2022
Friday 10:52 pm
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The Japanese have mastered the art of flash mob comedy:

>> No. 13114 Anonymous
15th April 2022
Friday 9:21 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgS7vgquBvo
>> No. 13116 Anonymous
16th April 2022
Saturday 12:45 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBTNyJ33LWI
Not their strongest work, the word play is pretty trite and on the nose.
>> No. 13122 Anonymous
24th April 2022
Sunday 1:12 am
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>>13114

KANA-BOON are fucking brilliant, in the same vein:


>> No. 13124 Anonymous
28th April 2022
Thursday 9:44 pm
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>>12591
It can be quite rhytmic as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdwT5JlH8gM
>> No. 13125 Anonymous
29th April 2022
Friday 12:51 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BowjATQloV
>> No. 13126 Anonymous
2nd May 2022
Monday 12:18 am
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>>13125

I just pulled the id from the dev tools and it looks like it was supposed to be `BowjATQloV`? If so it's gone
>> No. 13127 Anonymous
2nd May 2022
Monday 8:16 am
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>>13126
Your hackermans investigation came to the wrong conclusion. He missed a character from the ID.
>> No. 13128 Anonymous
2nd May 2022
Monday 8:19 am
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>>13126>>13127
Whoops. It was meant to be this:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BowjATQloVA
>> No. 13131 Anonymous
8th May 2022
Sunday 11:52 pm
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If you forgive the horrible club sound effect it has a nice chorus.
>> No. 13142 Anonymous
17th May 2022
Tuesday 1:21 am
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>> No. 13170 Anonymous
27th May 2022
Friday 12:36 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z8o7qAIlIU

German punk band Die Toten Hosen enjoyed a niche following in many countries including Britain, in the days before MTV Europe became localised.

The song "Hier Kommt Alex" is a homage to the character Alex in A Clockwork Orange, and the lyrics essentially recount most of the book's premise.

I saw them live in Germany once at Rock am Ring, in its day one of Europe's biggest open-air festivals. They really rocked. A teutonic take on the Sex Pistols, coupled with some broad-appeal guitar rock.
>> No. 13171 Anonymous
28th May 2022
Saturday 5:12 pm
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>>13170
This song was all over Germany when I went travelling in the early 2000s.
>> No. 13220 Anonymous
28th June 2022
Tuesday 1:26 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbGtni1d96A
>> No. 13235 Anonymous
5th July 2022
Tuesday 1:10 am
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I don't know why this wimpy ballad is so catchy, but I can't get it out of my head:


According to Wikipedia, this video is Penelope Cruz's acting debut. The single was released a few weeks before her 15th birthday, so she is presumably 14 here.
>> No. 13257 Anonymous
24th July 2022
Sunday 11:54 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVbc_Fwbt50
>> No. 13266 Anonymous
26th July 2022
Tuesday 9:52 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU1apJTv94o
>> No. 13270 Anonymous
31st July 2022
Sunday 10:33 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOXK4HEmzCA
>> No. 13272 Anonymous
31st July 2022
Sunday 1:38 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRnzTTYk7_Q
>> No. 13274 Anonymous
31st July 2022
Sunday 11:16 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLc7MOLwvlA
>> No. 13277 Anonymous
1st August 2022
Monday 8:15 pm
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>>13274

Bit like a pound shop Dannii Minogue, but ok.
>> No. 13280 Anonymous
3rd August 2022
Wednesday 10:49 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IC-ZvVSpdXo
>> No. 13281 Anonymous
3rd August 2022
Wednesday 11:32 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp-dKdSUuLk
>> No. 13285 Anonymous
6th August 2022
Saturday 8:44 pm
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I love it when a pop star has clearly written their own Wikipedia page.


>> No. 13341 Anonymous
9th September 2022
Friday 11:33 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVklx9b_q7o
>> No. 13346 Anonymous
14th September 2022
Wednesday 6:16 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qfM7offtiA
>> No. 13349 Anonymous
14th September 2022
Wednesday 8:52 pm
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>>13346
I remember this from my foreign upbringing. I remember this song came out around the same time and I really liked it, although listening to it now, maybe it's not as good as I remember:


>> No. 13350 Anonymous
14th September 2022
Wednesday 9:46 pm
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>>13349

Femme Like U is by far one of the best R&B songs of that entire decade, and yet, it's virtually unknown outside the Francosphere. I remember being in France some time around 2005 one time and they were playing it up and down there.
>> No. 13354 Anonymous
17th September 2022
Saturday 8:54 pm
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Sexy Albanian lady Gjyste Vulaj sounds like lots of others, but I am going to post this song because she appears to be signed to a record label called Labia, and she sings this song in front of a building which says LABIA on it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vzWgaSr2rM
>> No. 13389 Anonymous
29th September 2022
Thursday 12:50 am
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>> No. 13390 Anonymous
29th September 2022
Thursday 1:17 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmINwHCfrbU

This song's groove has been sampled in dozens of other songs.

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