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Punked by a Korean Pop star  
10:11am 25/04/2010
 
 
Benjamin
Wow, I haven't been punked like that since I was in 6th grade! Even worse, I punked myself. I caught this one video on YouTube, thought it was the best thing since sliced bread, and then decided to go blab about it to other people without first giving an ear the the rest of their stuff. Enthusiasm:5 - Kires:0. Yeah... It turns out, after bringing down a few albums, that Gummy sounds pretty much like Korea's answer to Britney Goddamned Spears, with some Cher and Erykah Badu thrown in just for the hell of it. So, boy is my face red. That one song sounded cool basically just because I don't speak the language. (Kind of like Kid Rock or Mambo Number 5 would sound ok if you didn't speak English). It wouldn't be so bad, except that before I realized this, I had gone and posted about it, and recommended it to friends, so there's really no getting away from it. Nevertheless, that one song was cool, damnit! OK, I'm gonna go rebuild my self esteem now. See you in another year or so! :-)

Anyway, I wish there was a way to selectively forget your native language (ideally without the requisite blunt force trauma) so that you could listen to your music collection without input from your brain's language/logic centers. I wonder which songs you would still like, and which ones would suddenly suck?
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 boggyb
 
02:29pm 25/04/2010 (UTC)
 
 
Thomas
I've noticed that I tend to like songs in other languages, especially where the vocal part has been written almost as another instrument. Some artists I quite like because of this are Enya and Clannad. I've also got a fair amount of old Latin in my collection - things like Mozart's Requiem, for example.

And there's always songs such as Adiemus where there is no language, not even a made-up one.
 
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 kires
 
10:19pm 27/04/2010 (UTC)
 
 
Benjamin
When I read the first line, I actually though that Enya fit that description nicely, lol. Thanks for the link to Adiemus. I'll be pulling that down as soon as I get home.
 
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 lilith42
 
02:33pm 25/04/2010 (UTC)
 
 
Lilith
Wow, just thinking about why I like some songs over others, mainly because of the content of the lyrics. If I can get into lyrics and the music itself doesn't SUCK then I like it. Now stripping away my language center when I listen to music, SO MUCH would change. I might actually like Skinny Puppy then. ;P
 
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 felisdemens
 
01:48am 26/04/2010 (UTC)
 
 
The Irascible Housepet
*amused*

Language is a big part of my musical experience as well, especially the content of the lyrics. While I can and do enjoy a lot of music in other languages, part of my completist nature always wishes I knew everything they were singing.
 
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