Hi, everybody! I'm learning french, and I think translating and listening to music in the language you are learning helps a lot to remember some words... So, what are your favorite french bands/singers/songs?
If you want to listen to some rock, I would recommend Superbus (you will also here some english words in their lyrics, but most of the text is in french). Otherwise, also rock but a bit older: Indochine (and a hint, their lyrics don't make complete sense to me although I am a native french speaker).
Zaz for sure, both her albums are extraordinary. "J'adore" by Louxor is a great party song. "Ca plane pour moi" is a good old french rock for you. Some songs by Vanessa Paradis are also good(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP6eLBqqHwM , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuD0iUgJ-L8). This song by Julie Delpy, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGlnYUQXaUQ . You might also like La Femme, they recently had their first album out. French songs in "Midnight in Paris" soundtrack is phenomenal, if you don't care about words for a bit.
Carmen Maria Vega (Indie with a jazz influence also), Noir Desir , Coeur de Pirate ,Les Negresses Vertes, Benabar. Also MC Solaar ,Kenza Farah and Keny Arkana have some interesting lyrics although they are Hip-hop and Rap performers. Also Nolwenn Leroy (who also sings in Breton) and Dominique A (sorry forgot to mention these two earlier).
Love the french language, just finished doing an A level in it, thoroughly enjoyed it, I listen to Sheryfa Luna, Tal, Sexion D'assaut, maitre gims, Shy'M, Axelle Red (Belgian but sings in French) love her song amour profond, I love Keen'V and his new song la vie du bon cote, amandine bourgeois, jessy matador , stromae etc