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I just found a really good Russian rock band

I once thought there weren't good songs in Russian, but fortunately I came across this fantastic rock band, one of the best I have known, named Би-2 (in English it's Bi-2). For those who enjoy rock music, take a look at this video. It's the song Компромисс (compromise). Native speakers probably know this band already.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-uPuPq8VvY

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Xtasy
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There are plenty of good Russian rock bands. Did you hear Сплин (Splean)? For example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEVORjipbM8

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/diogo8484

Xtasy, thanks for the tip. That's a good band too. Music makes me motivated to study a language, and these Russian rock bands are awesome! I loved the official video for the song you posted. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvVYk0eUOrc

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kavadera
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Ha-ha! If you like such low-budget clips you should definitely check out these two: Lumen - Сколько and Бироцефалы - Забей.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Xtasy
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Yeah, the official video is cool. Well then, good luck in studying Russian! Удачи!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Xtasy
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One more band you probably didn't hear – Крематорий E.g.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcfys13QbXE

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kavadera
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Not their best song. Better try this out

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Xtasy
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Too sad. I mean I totally love this song, we used to sing it with friends while sitting near fire and playing guitar, it was cool, but the language learner probably wants to hear something different with less amount of unclear metaphors and death intentions.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kavadera
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Well, that's something one would expect from a band called "crematorium". Drugs and death is the main topic for most of their songs, including the one that you referred to. Still I think, my example is much simpler for a non-native: cause despite metaphors it has only elementary words and doesn't imply drug terms.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Theron126
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Not my kind of music so no personal recommendations, but there may be some in here you'll like. https://www.duolingo.com/comment/11825555

If you're curious what I would recommend: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKl1djL7rdI

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/diogo8484

It's not the kind of music I like, but thanks anyways

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Theron126
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Rock is all the same to me :-) Ah well, maybe somebody else who comes here to hear your band will appreciate some of these bands too.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/diogo8484

Oh yes, but I was referring to the last link. It's not rock.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Theron126
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Oh, I see. Yeah, that's a rather different style.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chriswnw
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Ария is basically the Russian equivalent of Iron Maiden, and they've been around equally as long, since the 80s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N72mQLKiM_w

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Larisa_L
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I'm so glad to see that someone recommended Aria. For me Kipelov is the the best Russian rock vocalist.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17S3tdb0q_M

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/slycelote
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Here is a surprise appearance of Би-2 at a Moscow school: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB-R08ca0Wc. (At the beginning the principal says: 'This is our Christmas present for you - 2 hours of serious classical music. No one should leave!')

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/diogo8484

Lucky students hahaha

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Imoas
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Have you heard about Наше Радио? http://www.nashe.ru/ They play only Russian rock, and you've got also newscasts and ads, here is the player: http://player.nashe.ru/?play Enjoy! :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kavadera
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Наше was great long time ago, but today they mostly rotate only old-fag 100% hits. It pretty much annoys after a month of listening. For example, my favoutite band Lumen has only two songs: "Сид и Нэнси" and "Гореть", which are frankly speaking not their best, but you will never hear anything else. The same for Агата Кристи. Repeating again and again their "Ковёр-вертолёт", made me hate this song.

Well, maybe, it's just my opinion, and the radio is great for language learners. But as a native speaker and rock-lover I am pretty dissapointed in the current Наше радио management policy. They are treating rock songs as if they are pop. And many songs that you can hear there today are really so mild, that I would rather call it pop, not rock.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aavalos41
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наше радио is awesome. I have found some great music, and I listen to their online player while at work. I am sure it has helped my grasp of Russian a lot, it is very motivating to me as I randomly start understanding words here and there, or even entire phrases lately. I recommend listening to radio in the target language to everyone learning a language, and наше has nearly 100% russian music and programs.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kavadera
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Gosh, it's such a pop, you'd better listen to some of their old songs, they were really great: Barbara, Nobody writes to a colonel or Big cities. This band has a long history, but I can't listen to most of their latest songs, they are so lame :-P

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/diogo8484

Man, these songs are really great. This band is awesome. I just met this band recently, so I don't know how to distinguish their older from the latest songs yet, but I have enjoyed all the songs I've heard. How about the song Компромисс? I suppose it's a recent one, no?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kavadera
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Yes, Компромисс it's very new. I don't really like it. To me it sound just like 90% of their latest songs. Very familiar tune and no sense in lyrics.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RomanStekl1

hello from Russia)

I think these russian bands are interesting.

Pompeya (indie-pop) https://www.last.fm/ru/music/Pompeya

Tesla boy (synth-pop) https://www.last.fm/ru/music/Tesla+Boy

Tequilajazzz (alternative, experimental) https://music.yandex.ru/album/58906

Ногу свело (Cramp in the leg) (alternative, indie, experimental) https://youtu.be/tmjj-PhDmwA

Мумий Тролль (Mumiy Troll) (brit-pop, indie) https://soundcloud.com/volodymyr-peredriy/sets/rydxkppn8chy

Кино (The Movie) (post-punk, new wave, 80's) https://music.yandex.ru/album/10030

АукцЫон (Auction) (experimental, art-rock, psychedelic) http://poiskm.co/show/аукцыон

Бумажные тигры (Paper Tigers) (post-punk) https://youtu.be/dNSdVYgl9ps

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ad-Elie
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I'd recommend Ночные Снайперы. They are not much younger but still active too : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX1GvlxjU8I

I also kinda like Nautilius Pompilius, they have a very distinct pronunciation and the songs are often fun.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dlisol
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This link to Ночные Снайперы -Ты дарила мне розы is blocked in the USA on copyright grounds but the song is available there via Spotify

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ad-Elie
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Ok, I was consulting it from France :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bonapard
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https://youtu.be/Yc1xmhQe4EY What do you think about this song?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/diogo8484

A bit too gloomy, sorry

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kavadera
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He-he. You should try this one then ;-)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bonapard
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"Смысловые галлюцинации" is like БИ2. https://youtu.be/uv3aKwFpWOY

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/diogo8484

Yes, it's a good band too. I appreciate this style. Thank you. There are really good bands that sing in Russian.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bonapard
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You're welcome. Here's a pop-rock band звери http://youtu.be/dSSNTad4XGA and http://youtu.be/SDGlQRmE2Ww

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bonapard
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And Земфира http://youtu.be/6g7nfFH6c2w

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bonapard
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"Танцы Минус" https://youtu.be/fgJhaCiQFHU

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dlisol
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Russia's equivalent of Marc Bolan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoLiQjOYmpg

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bensisva
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Anyone who know any Russian indie bands similar to 'Sakura'. Please suggest me. No random genre please.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RomanStekl1

the last tanks in a Paris (последние танки в париже) https://music.yandex.ru/artist/3306946

the addiction loop (петля пристрастия) https://youtu.be/gjuyA3ztA7w

animal jazz https://youtu.be/ntotsgE4Ok4

the cartoons https://music.yandex.ru/artist/42498

maybe...

3 months ago