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European Albums of 2010

Ahead of casting my vote for the 2010 AMF album poll I'm listening to as many albums as possible. Am sorry to confess that come the year-end lists I normally don't focus on European albums that are not sung in English too much because of the language barrier. But considering that you can find translated lyrics fairly easily on the net, that's just a bit lazy.

I've just listened to El Guincho's Pop Negro and Håkan Hellström's 2 steg från Paradise because they appeared on various national year-end lists - and I liked both. Before I delve into more albums, I was wondering if anyone had recommendations? (I've listened to the usual suspects of European albums that are either sung in English or don't include vocals - Robyn, The Radio Dept, Pantha du Prince, The Tallest Man on Earth, Delorean, etc... oh, and I've also listened to Jonsi's Go).

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Quickly (to be continued)
For the French albums, I recommand you, in order :

Florent Marchet - Courchevel
BB Brunes - Nico Teen Love
Arnaud Fleurent-Didier - La Reproduction
Bernard Lavilliers - Causes Perdues et musiques tropicales
Louis Chedid - On ne dit jamais assez aux gens qu'on aime qu'on les aime
Eddy Mitchell - Come Back
Mylène Farmer - Bleu Noir

And excellent French albums in english.
Yann Tiersen - Dust Lane
Cocoon - Where the oceans End
Aaron - Birds in the storm

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Another french album (partly in english, partly in french):
Emmanuel Tugny and The Lady Guaiba's Swing Band - EmilyandIwe

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The full list :

For the French albums (pop rock chanson), I recommend you, in order :

Florent Marchet - Courchevel
BB Brunes - Nico Teen Love
M - Mister Mystère
Arnaud Fleurent-Didier - La Reproduction
Bernard Lavilliers - Causes Perdues et musiques tropicales
Camélia Jordana - Camélia Jordana
Poney Express - Palladium
Philipe Katerine - Katerine
Louis Chedid - On ne dit jamais assez aux gens qu'on aime qu'on les aime
Chapelier Fou - 613
Eric Arnaud - L'armure
Bertrand Belin - Hypernuit
Alain Chamfort - Une Vie Saint-Laurent
Emmanuelle Seigner - Dingue
Benjamin Paulin - L'homme Moderne
Jacques Higelin - Coup de foudre
Eddy Mitchell - Come Back
Mylène Farmer - Bleu Noir

And excellent French albums sing in english.
Pony Pony Run Run - You need Pony pony run run
Cocoon - Where the oceans End
Angil and the Hiddentracks - The And
Clara Clara - Confortable Problems
Yasmine Kyd - Earth Woman
Yann Tiersen - Dust Lane
Yodelice - Cardioïd
Aaron - Birds in the storm

I hope you can find something good in all that.

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I forgot the BB Brunes album in English who is pretty good :
BB Brunes - BB Brunes

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I'll start looking at these starting from the top of your list.

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BillAdama
I'll start looking at these starting from the top of your list.


I try to put some different kind of music.

By cons, the French albums sing in english are not in order.

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This is the list of my favorite Spanish albums. I made a playlist in Spotify with three of the best songs from each album. Unfortunately, the album that I put in the first place is not available, but you can see videos in youtube of three songs: Ellas me llaman de usted, Japón Sevilla y Nueva Ola Guardiola.

In brackets, the musical style of each album, and the language of the songs, if anyone has preferences in this regard.

1. Los Directivos: Por amor y jerarquía (Synth Pop) – Spanish
2. Klaus & Kinski: ¡Tierra, trágalos! (Shoegaze) – Spanish
3. Bla: La mejor enfermedad (Twee Pop) – Spanish
4. Nacho Umbert & la compañía: Ay…(Singer/Songwriter) – Spanish
5. Single: Monólogo interior (Pop) – Spanish
6. La Troba Kung-Fu: A la panxa del bou (Rumba) – Catalan, Spanish, English
7. Los Punsetes: Lp2 (Pop) – Spanish
8. Mittens: Dear Park Mirage (Twee Pop) – English
9. Pauline en la playa: Física del equipaje (Pop) – Spanish
10. Aias: A la piscina (Noise Pop) – Catalan
11. Marlango: Life in the Treehouse (Soul/Pop) – English
12. Tachenko: Os reís porque sois jóvenes (Pop) – Spanish
13. Maderita: Vivir para creer (Folk Pop) – Spanish, Catalan
14. Espaldamaceta: Miedo al silencio, segunda parte (Singer/Songwriter) – Spanish, Catalan
15. El Hijo: Madrileña (Singer/Songwriter) – Spanish
16. Maria Rodés: Una forma de hablar (Pop) – Spanish
17. Delafé y las flores azules: Vs. Las trompetas de la muerte (Hip-Hop/Pop) – Spanish
18. Dotore : Los veranos y los días (Pop) – Spanish
19. Espaldamaceta: Miedo al silencio (Singer/Songwriter) – Spanish, Catalan
20. Gentle Music Men: Cuentos modernos (Pop) – Spanish, English

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Thanks Miguel !
I try to put one song for each artist, it's more simple for discovering these artists and the style of each :
Florent Marchet - Courchevel
Benjamin
BB Brunes - Nico Teen Love
Nico Teen Love
M - Mister Mystère
Le roi des ombres
Arnaud Fleurent-Didier - La Reproduction
Reproductions
Bernard Lavilliers - Causes Perdues et musiques tropicales
L'exilé
Camélia Jordana - Camélia Jordana
Calamity Jane
Poney Express - Palladium
Palladium
Philipe Katerine - Katerine
La Banane
Louis Chedid - On ne dit jamais assez aux gens qu'on aime qu'on les aime
Tu peux compter sur moi
Chapelier Fou - 613
Les métamorphoses du vide
Eric Arnaud - L'armure
Cheval
Bertrand Belin - Hypernuit
La Chaleur
Alain Chamfort - Une Vie Saint-Laurent
A la droite de Dior
Emmanuelle Seigner - Dingue
Dingue
Benjamin Paulin - L'homme Moderne
Dites le avec des flingues
Jacques Higelin - Coup de foudre
Eddy Mitchell - Come Back
L'esprit grande prairie
Mylène Farmer - Bleu Noir
Oui mais non

Aaron - Birds in the storm
U-turn Lili (for the previous album)
Yodelice - Cardioïd
Breathe in
Pony Pony Run Run - You need Pony pony run run
HEy You
Cocoon - Where the oceans End
Oh my god
Angil and the Hiddentracks - The And
Lipograms
Clara Clara - Confortable Problems
Paper crows
Yasmine Kyd - Earth Woman
Rebels
Yann Tiersen - Dust Lane
Dust Lane
BB Brunes - BB Brunes
Taste of a baby

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Someone listen something of our lists ?

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Klaus & Kinski: ¡Tierra, trágalos! is ok; for me it takes a while to appreciate a record.

A La Droite de Dior - ALAIN CHAMFORT; like the drawings in the video, and the song.

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Thanks very much, Romain and Miguel. I've really enjoyed listening to your recommendations - they are a refreshing change from the American and British music that usually dominate year-end lists. The albums you recommended represent such a variety of styles that I think anyone will find something in this thread they really like.

Romain - these are my favourites from your list of French albums:

1. Florent Marchet - Courchevel
2. Yann Tiersen - Dust Lane
3. Arnaud Fleurent-Didier - La Reproduction
4. Chapelier Fou - 613
5. Bertrand Belin - Hypernuit

Miguel - my favourites from your recommended Spanish albums:

1. Espaldamaceta: Miedo al silencio
2. Pauline en la playa: Física del equipaje
3. Mittens: Dear Park Mirage
4. Gentle Music Men: Cuentos modernos
5. La Troba Kung-Fu: A la panxa del bou

Thanks again.

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Thanks for putting up songs. Most stuff not in english is absent from streaming services. I'll try to listen to a bunch of these.

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I am glad that Antonius and Dan enjoyed some of the albums I've recommended. It's unusual to find Anglo-Saxons interested in the music of other countries, so thank you, Dan. I must also admit that I am too lazy to listen to European or American music that is made outside the UK or U.S.. Therefore, I'll try to listen to some of the songs recommended by our friend Romain(t). Je le promets!