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German music

Hello, I've been learning German for a year now, but I don't know that much about their culture. Can somebody recommend me some good German music??I am fan of rock, but I can listen to other genres,too.

February 17, 2019

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If you've ever been to a genuine German Oktoberfest, you've probably heard the song "Fliegerlied." Max Giesinger: 80 Millionen is among my faves, and of course there's Joris: Herz Über Kopf and Namika: Kompliziert, and Meine Welt (look for the original music video - only available on Vimeo I think) by Peter Heppner. Otherwise there's "Wie Ein Astronaut," among others.

But, looking beyond modern pop, one of my favorite songs EVER is called "Schliess Aug und Ohr;" I heartily suggest you look up the story behind the song. (There's also "Panzerlied," which was banned from being published in military songbooks in Germany because of its ties to Nazi Germany. I never found a full version, probably for the same reason.) And for some reason I really love the song for FC Bayern (the football league in Bavaria), of which I never remember the name ... "Stern des Südens" is what it's called. (Another part of German culture is their love of football - not the American kind. ;) )

For a more traditional flavor, there's songs like "Die Gedanken sind Frei" and "Mein Vater war ein Wandersmann," among others.

And if metal is more your thing, well, there's a band called Oomph! that's pretty good. Rammstein is another one.

And, last but not least, if you're into pirate music, there's "Piratenlied" by Opis, and basically any of the songs by the group Santiano.

Outside of that, you could probably go on a site like Radio Garden and tune in to a station in Berlin or Cologne. It's much less predictable - I went to a French radio station and wound up listening to American music - but at least most of the talking should be in the target language.

Volgav vitsenanieff nivya kevach varatsach.

February 17, 2019

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That Fliegerlied song is so catchy once it gets going, its now going to go through my head for the rest of the day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPpYHxaMIlw . Have a lingot

February 18, 2019

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My favorite German language band is Eisbrecher. I also like Rammstein and some older Subway to Sally albums.

Here are a few video links:

February 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hardrockhamster

There's another rock/metal band to add: Callejon :)

February 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/george.vlachos

AnnenMayKantereit is a group I really like!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCheky_SBEExtbK_T0onuDwg

Also Faber https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZmMQrt1cIU6YQpypm7aclw

Eisblume - Eisblumen https://youtu.be/F0ryPvGsk5M

and for German radio stations you could try https://tunein.com/radio/languages/?attributes=filter%3Dl109 you may find all kinds of music but usually there will be commentary and news in German

Another fun radio site is also this one http://radio.garden/live

February 17, 2019

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My favourite German (technically Austrian) singer is Peter Alexander - he was one of the most popular entertainers of the last half of the 20th century, but is still very much remembered today. He also sings very clearly so it's great for German learners! Here's an example: https://youtu.be/wUJDoUgRBuQ But he did sooo many songs, and they're all great :)

February 17, 2019

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I found this list, which looks fairly decent and includes a variety of German rock musicians both older and newer (I'd personally stay away from any that have the word "Rechtsrock" in the description, since they have texts that go into a... politically more unpleasant direction). https://www.last.fm/de/tag/deutschrock/artists

February 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sea-mist

For German Rock try ROCK ANTENNE - Deutschrock https://www.radio.net/s/antennedeutschrock or Radio BOB Deutsch-Rock https://www.radio.net/s/radiobobdeutschrock

If you put Deutsch into the search at that website, it comes up with heaps of German Radio stations and a brief description on each. I like Rock too but it's currently too fast for me to learn well from so I'm listening to more mixed radio stations.

One of my favourite German bands is Rammstein, check that out if you have not already done so.

February 17, 2019

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Personally, outside of the obvious Rammstein, I'd recommend Megaherz / Eisbrecher, and perhaps KMFDM if you enjoy a little electronica in your rock. I'm also a huge fan of Edguy, which is a German rock band that sings in English, and Van Canto, an a capella rock group comprised largely (entirely?) of Germans who also sings mostly in English, with a few German songs thrown in for good measure.

February 18, 2019

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One of my favorite German bands is "Eisbrecher", so I highly recommend them, especially because they're in the genre you like. Oomph and Rammstein are also good and where I started learning German. If you want to try some other genres, UFO361 and Bushido (for rap), or LEA and Mark Forster (for pop) are good choices, in my opinion.

February 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hardrockhamster

Technically there are not many good German musicians I think. You could try listening to Mark Foster or Nena, I think they sing clearly and do not have too complicated song texts. By now we have many rappers (who are using way too much autotune...) like 187 Straßenbande. There is also a great metal band from Germany: Heaven Shall Brun, but they do not have many German songs mostly they sing in English.

Edit: search for German "Schlager", they have easy lyrics and melodies that animate to sing with them :)

February 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gestaltwandler

If you truly believe that there are not many good German musicians, I respectfully suggest that you change the batteries in Your hearing Aid!!

German music is the same as most things German. High quality!! What are you listening to to draw such an ill informed conclusion?

February 17, 2019

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I live in Germany and I know that there is not much good music. I would not call it high quality where some people just "rapping" about having money and "❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ bitches". Everyone else making German music just sings about all the same: Menschen, Leben, tanzen, Welt

It is just all too commercial.

February 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sea-mist

funny you say that as my German friends have been telling me the same thing. I though are finding what I think is good German music

February 17, 2019

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Well HHhamster you may be fortunate enough to live in Germany but it seems you have spent your time listening to what is universally drivel.

I haven't heard the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra rapping about all them bitches. Rap is an American protest sound performed by marginalised Ghetto Victims or Gangstas as they seek to be called. If we are not really concentrating on music and we have to consider German Rap then I feel that Chris Ayers and Komplott have lent it a Teutonic quality that is unique....But it aint ezactly music IT'S RAP.

February 17, 2019

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I did not talk about classical music. That is ALWAYS and everywhere pure quality. What I am speaking of is what mostly is listened to and the most popular. Sure there are German rappers who are not bad (e.g. Sido, Casper) but I think most of them are. Listening to Mark Foster sounds just like listening to Max Giesinger, that's commercial and boring as I think.

February 18, 2019

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namika is a very good german artist, i love all of her songs

February 17, 2019

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