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Could you recommend good Spanish and French music? I'm learning Spanish and French and music is one of the things that motivate me the most. The problem is all French and Spanish songs seem to be about love :) and I'd like to find something with more meaningful lyrics. Romance is ok, but only when it's among other topics an artist sings about. Take Leonard Cohen, Dave Matthews or System of a Down, for example. They do mention love, still they've got a lot to say about current social issues.
19 Th04 2018 17:25
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Jean-Marc, - it's Аквариум, one of the best Russian bands. This song criticises the Russian reality in such a sharp and clever way. Its lyrics are probably some of the most brilliant I've ever seen in a song. - Regina Spektor lives in the US now, but she was born in Moscow. The words are by Bulat Okudzhava. That song was the first I thougt of and was going to give a link to, but Natasha beat me to it) - ДДТ, "Осень" (Autumn). There probably isn't a Russian alive who doesn't know this song) Юрий Шевчук (vocals) is one of the most loved and respected musicians (and people) in Russia. - Наутилус Помпилиус, "Скованные одной цепью" (Bound with one chain). Brilliant criticism of the Soviet regime. -  Александр Розенбаум, "Вальс-бостон". I sang this one at my grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary)

20 tháng 4 năm 2018

For substance, I'd second Stromae and Noir Desir.  Try these:

Noir Desir: Le Vent Nous portera:
Stromae: Quand c'est:
Stromae: Carmen [English subtitles]:

Some other non-love lyrics I enjoy (yes, the Emilie Loiseau song is about getting over a relationship, but that's the closest I went):

Manno Charlemagne: La fimen:
Rokia Traore: melancolie:
Zazie: Je suis un homme [english subtitles]:
Les cowboys fringants: Plus rien:
Mes Aieux: degeneration:
Emilie Simon:Fleur de Saison:
Emilie Loizeau: Fais battre ton tambour:
Ridan: L'agriculture:
Ridan: Madame la Republique:
Ridan: Ah Les Salauds:

Plenty of old traditional songs also steer clear of love.  Two of my favorites:

Quand je bois du vin claret:
J'ai vu le loup:

For Spanish and Finnish, try these:

Los Chirguanos: Subo:

Veljo Tormis: Curse upon Iron:

19 tháng 4 năm 2018
There is a fantastic French band called Noir Desir, that I totally recommend. 
19 tháng 4 năm 2018
19 tháng 4 năm 2018
I suggest you listen to Indila, she's a french singer, her songs are amazing
20 tháng 4 năm 2018
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