Albums that are not in your own language

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Rayvano, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. Rayvano

    Rayvano Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Hi all, this is my first thread here.

    As you all can see i’m Dutch, i mostly listen to music in english and dutch...What kind of music do you listen too beside your own language?

    Please give the name of the album and language

    Thnx all
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  2. lrpm

    lrpm Forum Resident

    Barcelona, Spain
    OK, I'm Spanish, we are very accostumed here to enjoy the music without understanding the lyrics.
    I am also curious about english/american people, is the language a problem?
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  3. c-eling

    c-eling I never dreamed another way.

    A couple favorites-
    Nena-Made In Germany, 2009 (German) Excellent album :)
    And One-Bodypop, 2006 (Mix of English and German) + further catalog
    Peter Heppner-My Heart of Stone, 2012 (Mix of English and German)
    Mohini Geisweiller-Even Horizon/Sideration (Mix of English and French)
    Patenbrigade:Wolff-Catalog (German)
    Plus other obscure German electronic bands.
  4. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Island Owner

    New Zack Island
    German here. Generally I listen to music from the UK and US.
    But also Japanese stuff quite often (especially City Pop era music. Hiroshi Sato, Mariya Takeuchi, etc.).
  5. rockerreds

    rockerreds Forum Resident

    Johnny Mathis- Ole'
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  6. SoundDoctor

    SoundDoctor Forum Resident

    United States

    I have Sigur Ros' Agætis Byrjun. The language barrier doesn't affect my enjoyment of it.
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  7. majorlance

    majorlance How do you call your loverboy?

    Collingswood, NJ
    Buena Vista Social Club & related acts.

    Lots of Southeast Asian pop music of the 60s & 70s.
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  8. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)

    I’m an American and I have no problem with any language as long as I enjoy the music itself.
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  9. pig bodine

    pig bodine God’s Consolation Prize

    Syracuse, NY USA
    I speak English

    Magma speaks “Kobaian”
  10. Adam9

    Adam9 Senior Member

    Toronto, Canada
    Buena Vista Social Club
    Gilberto Gil
  11. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    I own a bunch of Thalia albums. Except for her single English-language release, I can't understand a word she says in any of them! :D
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  12. Pennywise

    Pennywise Forum Resident

    I listen to a lot of Perez Prado, which is in Spanish.
  13. dumangl

    dumangl Senior Member

    I am American and I guess I have a few hundred albums by Japanese artists, some in Japanese, some in English, many in a mix of Japanese and English.
    I also have about a hundred Bollywood albums and movie DVDs in Hindi/Urdu and/or English and some classical Indian albums.
    Plus some operatic and/or Viking metal albums sung in German or a Scandinavian language.
    All albums My Little Airport from Hong Kong sung in either English, French or Chinese.
    Italian, German and French operas and choral music.
    A little bit of Gaelic, Indonesian, Tamil, Arabic, etc. here and there.

    Plus some American and UK albums sung in Gibberish.

    I mostly listen to music for the music. Oftentimes the lyrics are unintelligible or otherwise meaningless to me.
  14. Spaceboy

    Spaceboy Forum Resident

    Melt-Banana - Fetch (Japanese)
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  15. The Lone Cadaver

    The Lone Cadaver Forum Resident

    Arrakeen was a very good French prog band in the early 90s. They had a terrific female singer named Marie-Claude Taliana who called herself Maiko. Steve Rothery from Marillion guested on one of the albums. Their first was a cassette-only release.
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  16. Wally Swift

    Wally Swift Yo-Yoing where I will...

    Brooklyn New York
    Speak: English.
    Non-English music in my collection;

    Heino - German
    Natalia Oreiro etc. - Spanish
    Chan-gel, Nancy Sit, Betty Chung, etc. - Chinese
    Meiko Kaji - Japanese
    Janos Koos/Kek Csillag, Syrius, Omega, etc. Hungarian
    Breakout, Czeslaw Neiman, Trubadurzy, Skaldowie, etc. Polish
    Dara Puspita - Indonesian
    Han River Angels, Korean Black Eyes, etc. Korean
    Too many Czech artists to list

    Several others
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  17. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident


    I’m a Canadian, after all!

    ...and Portuguese when the samba and Bossa Nova music comes out...
  18. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

    Planet Earth
    Must be nice to listen to German music.... for an English native speaker! :evil:
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  19. Wally Swift

    Wally Swift Yo-Yoing where I will...

    Brooklyn New York
    My wife used to watch a telenovela that she was in. Never took to her but I love Natalia Oreiro;

  20. I'm American.

    This album from South Korea's Kim Jung-mi is the bee's knees:


    I also listen to the hell out of Irish language music, French music, Swedish music, Spanish music and Japanese.
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  21. veloso2

    veloso2 Forum Resident

    i'm french but portuguese (brazil mainly but capo verde etc) spanish, english, dutch, erman (mozart, schubert), african languages, italian too, etc
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  22. rancher

    rancher Unmade Bed

    US English speaker. I am a huge Stereolab fan, and half of the lyrics are French. Otherwise, one album I love is by Los Jaivas (Chile):

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  23. bamaaudio

    bamaaudio Forum Resident

    Black metal used to have a lot of non-English releases when it was more of a regional subgenre in the 90s.
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  24. nedwho

    nedwho Forum Resident

    Hong Kong
    I’m a big fan of Japanese singer Utada Hikaru - she’s done a couple of English language albums, but I’ve only followed her core Japanese catalogue.

    Her recent album ‘Hatsukoi’ is great, as is ‘Fantome’ from a couple of years back.
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  25. royzak2000

    royzak2000 Forum Resident

    I'm English but French is the sexiest most pure language, everything from Berlioz, Debussy to my avatar I don't understand it, it does not matter.

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