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    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2009
    • CommentAuthorIllogic
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2009 edited
    I'll add some more then.
    Veronica Maggio

    Something Japanese.
    Tsukioka Yukiko

    More Swedish:
    Doktor Kosmos

    Something French, namely Donzelle:

    Edit: Decided to throw some more stuff up. Contemplated a new post to bump the thread, but didn't dare. You never know what might happen if the management gets upset...

    Anyway, here's Dengue Fever. Not really unknown or anything, and some of their songs are in English, but most seem to be in Khmer/Cambodian(?), and they're completely awesome.

    The video for this one seems a bit choppy, so be warned.

    And here's something live:
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd 2009
    • CommentAuthorBoga_
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2009 edited
    That Donzelle video is absolutely awesome. Seriously, that just made my afternoon.
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2009
    this starts off sounding like russian j-pop:
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2009
    yeah? check out these cats:
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    Not a specific band, just a little populated genre. Excellent book by Michael Muhammad Knight though.

    Link to book :
    • CommentAuthorJRadley
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2009 edited
    I don't think anyone has posted this already.

    Jacques Brel - Amsterdam live

    Even if it is familiar, it is still incredibly powerful
    • CommentAuthorIllogic
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2009
    Some Norwegian... something. I personally think electro pop, but it's apparently inspired by African beat and some other things. Anyway, this one is doesn't have any lyrics, but I think about half of their songs do.

    Here's one with lyrics. Naturally in Norwegian. It's something about the country being pretty big when you think about it. Or something like that.
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2009

    well, yeah.

    But! instead of cluttering up whitespace with a flock of jabbering and links, i just gave square one.
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    @ harris-ejaz - That last one's awesome. I'm gonna find out more... first, how to pronounce their name...
    • CommentTimeJul 31st 2009
    What an awesome thread... starts with Yat-Kha (kudos for knowing them, Oldhat) and has almost all my favorites in already.

    Okay, missing things... (where to start, where to start). I guess the biggest omission I have seen so far is Ska-P. Political, fun, awesome:


    Nino Soldado

    • CommentTimeJul 31st 2009
    And Seeed, in the category unclassifiable (german reggae/dancehall/hiphop perhaps?)

    • CommentAuthorD-
    • CommentTimeAug 3rd 2009
    Manu Chao or his former group, Mano Negra.

    Check this playlist for more.
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2009
    Ohhhhh multi-lingual Manu Chao.... sooooooo delicious.
    • CommentAuthorSarahK
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2009
    German music is my happy place.

    Die Ärzte - Meine Ex(plodierte) Freundin

    Die Toten Hosen - Kein Alkohol ist auch keine Lösung

    Nena - Wunder geschehen

    hip hop recs, separated so that those who don't like 'em can skip 'em.
    5 Sterne Deluxe - Ja ja -- Deine Mudder

    Die Fantaschen Vier - MFG

    Thomas D - Millionen Legionen
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    Nowhere near as glamorously far away as South America or the other side of the Western World but, in my humble opinion, just as beautiful. Ladies and gents, ferch a fach, I give you:

    The Gentle Good.

    The last of those is excellent fun - not just a drinking song but one in English, Welsh and Spanish about the foibles of taking on a fish woman and thus becoming a fish...or simply being a drunk, however you likes your imagination.
    • CommentAuthorRonin
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2009 edited
    Nu-metal (as the kids call it) from Russia
    • CommentAuthorRonin
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2009
    • CommentAuthorRonin
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2009
    Eugene Hutz lead singer of gypsy punk, Gogol Bordello amongst of projects. Heres some off the cuff fun solo stuff.