Register  Login  Active Topics  Maps  

French pop music?

  Tags: Music | French
 Language Learning Forum : Music, Movies, TV & Radio Post Reply
23 messages over 3 pages: 1 2 3  Next >>
aspiringplyglot
Triglot
Groupie
United Kingdom
aspiringpolyglot.comRegistered users can see my Skype Name
Joined 4396 days ago

40 posts - 62 votes 
Speaks: English*, GermanB2, Spanish
Studies: Dutch, Esperanto, Polish, Scottish Gaelic, French

 
 Message 1 of 23
09 November 2013 at 7:43pm | IP Logged 
I'm currently studying French as part of the 6WC and I was wondering if any of you lovely people have some recommendations for some French music?

I'm not looking specifically for songs that I'll understand completely but I've listened to music in both German and Spanish from the beginning and I think it helped me a lot.

Thanks in advance :)
2 persons have voted this message useful



jhaberstro
Senior Member
United States
Joined 4212 days ago

112 posts - 154 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: French, Portuguese

 
 Message 2 of 23
09 November 2013 at 8:09pm | IP Logged 
Here's a collection of French music that I've found to more comprehensible than not. It contains a variation of pop
and rap mostly.

http://open.spotify.com/user/jhaberstro/playlist/5xJkpUEdmtW y7PKKKSthmu

(in case you don't have spotify, the artist in no particular order are Yelle, Zaho, Archimède, Ben L'Oncle Soul,
Stromae,
Maitre Gims, MC Solaar, La Fouine, Joyce Jonathan, Carla Bruni, and Zaz).

Edited by jhaberstro on 10 November 2013 at 6:47pm

5 persons have voted this message useful



aspiringplyglot
Triglot
Groupie
United Kingdom
aspiringpolyglot.comRegistered users can see my Skype Name
Joined 4396 days ago

40 posts - 62 votes 
Speaks: English*, GermanB2, Spanish
Studies: Dutch, Esperanto, Polish, Scottish Gaelic, French

 
 Message 3 of 23
09 November 2013 at 8:15pm | IP Logged 
jhaberstro wrote:
Here's a collection of French music that I've found to more comprehensible than not. It contains a variation of pop
and rap mostly.

http://open.spotify.com/user/jhaberstro/playlist/5xJkpUEdmtW y7PKKKSthmu

(in case you don't have spotify, the artist in particular order are Yelle, Zaho, Archimède, Ben L'Oncle Soul, Stromae,
Maitre Gims, MC Solaar, La Fouine, Joyce Jonathan, Carla Bruni, and Zaz).


Thanks! I do indeed have Spotify so I'll look into it.
1 person has voted this message useful



tarvos
Super Polyglot
Winner TAC 2012
Senior Member
China
likeapolyglot.wordpr
Joined 4526 days ago

5310 posts - 9399 votes 
Speaks: Dutch*, English, Swedish, French, Russian, German, Italian, Norwegian, Mandarin, Romanian, Afrikaans
Studies: Greek, Modern Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Korean, Esperanto, Finnish

 
 Message 4 of 23
09 November 2013 at 8:30pm | IP Logged 
Add Manau to that list.
2 persons have voted this message useful



I'm With Stupid
Senior Member
Vietnam
Joined 3992 days ago

165 posts - 349 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: German, Vietnamese

 
 Message 5 of 23
09 November 2013 at 8:45pm | IP Logged 
Madeleine Peyroux is American, but she sings some songs in French too. She's more of a jazz singer though.
2 persons have voted this message useful



Jeffers
Senior Member
United Kingdom
Joined 4728 days ago

2151 posts - 3960 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: Hindi, Ancient Greek, French, Sanskrit, German

 
 Message 6 of 23
10 November 2013 at 2:03am | IP Logged 
I've been exploring French music since I started studying French 2 1/2 years ago, and have found a lot of music I like a lot and listen to all the time. I'll list my favourite artists, with a brief description, along with the albums I know listed after -. A * or ** means that I really love this album and listen to it a lot.

BB Brunes * (range from punk to pop rock, the singing is clear):
-Blonde Comme Moi *
-Nico Teen Love
-Long Courier **

Françoise Hardy (classic soft pop from the 60s... but she's still active I think):
-Comment Te Dire Adieu

Guillaume Grand (guitar oriented pop rock, along the lines of Jack Johnson or something):
-L'Amour est Laid
(There's a new one coming out soon... the single already out is Je Sais)

Jean-Louis Aubert * (was the co-founder of the rock group Téléphone, but I haven't heard them yet. Nice rock music, his voice sounds a bit like Bono).
-Premières Prises * (accoustic/piano versions of his songs)
-Stockholm * (solid rock)

Raphaël ** (or Raphaël Haroche) (varied and talented singer... varies from folk to rock to pop. I've liked him enough to buy all of his albums I could find)
-Caravane *
-Hotel de L'univers ** (more rock oriented than most of his albums)
-Je Sais Que La Terre Est Plate
-La Réalité *** (very interesting songs, interesting music... maybe my favourite French album?)
-Pacific 231 *
-Super-Welter (his most recent album... I haven't liked it as much as his other albums)

Tanger ** (a very interesting rock band which uses classical, jazz and African music in their mix... but it all feels very natural, not contrived. It is hard to find out much about them, and I think they don't exist anymore)
-Tanger
-La Memoire Insoluble *
-Le Detroit **
-Il Est Toujours 20 Heures Dans Le Monde Moderne **

I also listen to "Cafe De Paris- 50 Grands Succes Francais" a lot. It is a collection of all those old songs sung by Edith Piaf, Charles Trenet, Yves Montand, etc, etc. I'd probably heard at least half of them in films before I ever began to study French. (There are dozens of collections of this sort... they all probably overlap 90%).

One more comment, since you are in the UK. I got all of these albums from Amazon (mostly on mp3). Now that they have "Autorip", you can buy the cd (for the lyrics) and get the mp3's for free (to listen to right away).

Edited by Jeffers on 10 November 2013 at 2:11am

3 persons have voted this message useful



Stelle
Bilingual Triglot
Senior Member
Canada
tobefluent.com
Joined 3963 days ago

949 posts - 1686 votes 
Speaks: French*, English*, Spanish
Studies: Tagalog

 
 Message 7 of 23
10 November 2013 at 3:45am | IP Logged 
I *loved* Lili Fatale as a teenager - Canadian pop from the early 90s. There are lots of Lili Fatale songs available
on youtube - and I still love all of them.
2 persons have voted this message useful



darkwhispersdal
Senior Member
Wales
Joined 5859 days ago

294 posts - 363 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: Ancient Greek, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese, Latin

 
 Message 8 of 23
10 November 2013 at 3:33pm | IP Logged 
I loved Desireless since I was a kid after her music got into the British Charts with Voyage, Voyage. Can't understand the words but the songs are catchy


1 person has voted this message useful



This discussion contains 23 messages over 3 pages: 2 3  Next >>


Post ReplyPost New Topic Printable version Printable version

You cannot post new topics in this forum - You cannot reply to topics in this forum - You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum - You cannot create polls in this forum - You cannot vote in polls in this forum


This page was generated in 0.3906 seconds.


DHTML Menu By Milonic JavaScript
Copyright 2024 FX Micheloud - All rights reserved
No part of this website may be copied by any means without my written authorization.