hey /mu/ i want to practice my french. what french music would you recommend?
one of my faves
doubt it will help much at all tho lol
Metal, mate. You won't find these expressions in pop
Here's some infectious happy pop music to counteract the toxic patricianship in this thread
I recommend you to read the book "Bel Ami" by Guy de Maupassant
it's not very difficult so u may want to take a look at it
I doubt that u can really improve ur french by listenning to music, for the accent yh but that's all imho
bon courage, mon ami
But actually, metal wouldn't be good to learn a language with since usually the vocals are growled. I'm pretty good at English but I still have trouble making out the lyrics from metal usually.
> Hardcore > Kickback
> Songwriting > Gainsbourg and Alain Bashung i recommand Daniel Darc
and here a cover of Claude Francois song
and one of my favourit one
you can also listening to "les vrp" for some dark humor lyrics.
> Serge Gainsbourg
> Leo Ferré (especially il n'y a plus rien)
> Jacques Brel
> Dominique A
> French rap
> La Rumeur
> IAM and the projects of its members (the first album from Shurik'n for instance)
Music isn't the best way to learn a language though. Try french movies too, it might help
you're a fucking plebeian faggot if you don't think Booba is the best rapper of all time
Temps Mort is probably one of the best if not the best french rap album of all time, nobody has ever done what he achieved with this album, it sounded like nothing else at the time too. And even now his songs are pretty catchy, he never fell off.
Kind of related, there was a french folk album I used to listen to, but I don't remember what it was. It had a male vocalist, and the only other thing I remember is that one of the songs was like http://vocaroo.com/i/s1Y3CSuVngXN
If it sounds like anything you ever heard, please share it with me, I really liked that album.
Venera 4 - Eidolon
Some gazy, lightly noisy french music
Here's a sample, although shoegaze might defeat the purpose of practicing a new language:
Literally the greatest post-punk band i've ever listened to.
Only a couple of their songs are in french but they're still worth a try.
see >>61742201 for the classics. You can add George Brassens
But there are more "mainstream" french singer who are not that bad if you want to hear something different.
>Starmania - pretty much everything made by Plamendon was and still is crazy. The music was made by Michel Berger who was a hell of a composer but had mostly shit lyrics. You can check som of his single but it is mostly shit past the singles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_GRhikRAfw
>Bernard Lavilliers - its albums fluctuate but he has excellent lyrics from time to time. Try some albums if you want to get deeper, but try the singles first. Try "IF" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8cNd5mtHvE
>Alain Souchon - has shit albums and excellent ones. This guy is a mystery. He could do complete shits early on and still make excellent albums after that. Try "Ultra Moderne Solitude", "C'est deja ça" and "Rive Gauche" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_SNDGwwGFM
>Jean-Jacques Goldman - Everything AFTER "Entre Gris clair et gris foncé" has a good writing. His debut as a solo singer is cringeworthy, (even if "Sister Jane" was somehow not too bad). His trio "Frederics Goldman Jones" has very good things. Try the first "Frederics Goldman Jones", maybe "Rouge", "En passant". The single "Nuit" is a Masterpiece. He composed for Celine Dion, but it depends on your tastes whether it is good or not. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pILr63sjAP4
> Claude Nougaro - Was a Jazzman and his music must be taken like this. Try the singles before delving deeper. "Dancez sur moi" is a really good one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmRgXOw1o3A
>Francis Cabrel - a fan of Bob Dylan so more rock/folk. It fluctuates once again, but "Un samedi soir sur la terre" is a good start. There are good ones on this. And he recently did albums not too shabby. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNYz1RYnzA4
>Robert Charlebois - A french-canadian who worked with Plamendon on Starmania. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79Mwjz-2yY8
Don't mind me, just posting one of the best french albums ever conceived.
He's great but his music makes more sense from a french-canadian point of view imo. I don't think it would be all that impressive musically or even lyrically speaking for someone unfamiliar with the region's culture.
That being said his stuff from the early 90's might be the best entry point. "Isabelle", "Rock'n'roll et pauvreté", "L'amour est sans pitié" and "Nathalie" are kind of similar to Mano Negra's stuff from the same era.
Some songs from the 80's and 90's, because why not.
Julien Clerc - Partir:
William Sheller - Excalibur (poor quality sadly):
Chagrin D'amour - Chacun fait c'qu'il lui plait:
Alain Bashung - Malaxe:
Booba is literally cancer, shitty autotuned vocals, 0 creativity in his beats, beyond terrible lyrics (if you can count 92IZIIII 92IZIIII IZI IZI IZIIIII as lyrics) His first few albums were alright, but now he's just a running joke.