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Old 14th April 2006, 11:19 PM   #1
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Question Favourite Spanish music

How about some more tips on your favourite Spanish music?

I was in Madrid a few weeks back and took the chance to head over to the FNAC store (http://www.fnac.es) and stock up. Purchases included "Techari" the latest album from Ojos de Brujos. Other favourites include Jarabe De Palo and a top play on my Ipod for some time - "Pafuera Telaranas" by Bebe.

On Ben's recommendation (see http://www.notesfromspain.com/category/books/music/) I have just bought "Luzia" by Paco de Lucia on ITunes. Definitely a thumbs up.
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Old 15th April 2006, 06:51 AM   #2
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El Canto del loco-Zapatillas Album

and Il Divo to some degree(there songs in spanish)
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Old 16th April 2006, 06:41 AM   #3
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I'm glad you mentioned Ojos de Brujo. I've their "Barí" album and it's perty good. Hopefully Ben or Marina can recommend recordings similar to those recorded during their Flamenco audiotour podcast. They are fantastic.
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Old 16th April 2006, 08:57 AM   #4
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I love the music from Asturias and Galicia. Some of the artists and bands I love are Corquiéu, Carlos Nuñez, Tejedor, Felpeyu, Xéliba and LLangres.
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Old 16th April 2006, 11:31 PM   #5
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the annoying thing is that they were actually playing live in London this week and I missed them. You can find a short review here: http://arts.guardian.co.uk/reviews/s...754359,00.html

If you liked the "Bari" album you should also like the latest one as well.

¡hasta luego!
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Old 17th April 2006, 05:22 AM   #6
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Here in Iran , Spanish music are not so famous but I personaly lik them
But i do,nt knowe the name of bands or singer
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Old 19th April 2006, 07:40 PM   #7
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El Canto del loco-Zapatillas Album

and Il Divo to some degree(there songs in spanish)
El Canto Del Loco is superb. Listen to the Libre album by Taxi, track 2, Jamas me fui, is awesome!! In fact the whole album is superb.
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Old 19th April 2006, 10:41 PM   #8
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Manu Chao, not sure if Mexican but what the hey, very good anyway
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Old 24th April 2006, 06:04 PM   #9
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It's a small world. I've just started listening to Spanish music and the first album I got was Bari. Loved it so much I bought Techari and Vengue soon after (had to wait for Techari to be released though).

Also, got Bebe from a Spanish friend. He thought it would be a good idea to help my listening skills with, "ella". Then he told me off for dropping the "d" in my "ado"!

There's one other group called Chamboa which I've been really impressed with. I keep listening over and over again.

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Old 24th April 2006, 08:51 PM   #10
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If you like cool-jazz/bluesy stuff, try Francisco Céspedes - I have "Vida Loca" and "Dónde está la vida", or for good rock stuff try Jarabe de Palo - I have "La Flaca" and "Depende". Both good to listen to and easy enough to pick out the lyrics.
For something a little more raw, try Los Rodriguez.
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Old 24th April 2006, 11:49 PM   #11
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A really mellow, guitary strummy album that I have relaxed to on many an occasion is Eco, by Jorge Drexler - it's fairly easy to understand what he is saying too, despite the fact that he is from Uruguay
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Old 25th April 2006, 01:03 PM   #12
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Default Jarabe de Palo

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If you like cool-jazz/bluesy stuff, try Francisco Céspedes - I have "Vida Loca" and "Dónde está la vida", or for good rock stuff try Jarabe de Palo - I have "La Flaca" and "Depende". Both good to listen to and easy enough to pick out the lyrics.
For something a little more raw, try Los Rodriguez.
Just watched the Jarabe De Palo Romeo y Julieta video on Yahoo Espana, it's pretty good stuff. Gonna have a butchers at a couple more of them on there. They will have to go some for me to eclipse Taxi, who have a new album out around mid May, but they seem darned good.
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Old 25th April 2006, 01:12 PM   #13
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Currently, I am listening to these following Spanish bands/artists who I have the albums for and I like all of them.
Juanes - Mi sangre
Melendi - Que el cielo espere sentao
Nek - Una parte de mi
El sueno de morfeo - El sueno de morfeo
and an obscure band I stumbled accross on the net called, strangely, lamundial.net. One of their tracks, The Pain, is permanently on my mp3 player.

Just to balance things up though, I like the following rock bands,
Whitesnake, Velvet Revolver, Greenday, Oasis, Deep Purple, ELO etc etc.
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Old 29th April 2006, 11:48 PM   #14
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I just received the latest issue of the spanish language audio magazine Puerta del Sol (http://www.puerta-del-sol.com/) and noticed that they have included Zapatillas from El Canto del Loco on it.

The band is introduced as "un grupo hace bailar a los jóvenes en España" and the song definitely has a rock/pop feel to it. So is the singer Dani Martín the current teen-idol in Spain?
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Old 30th April 2006, 07:03 AM   #15
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Wow, we used Puerta Del Sol, to practice our listening for the AP exam, we had to fill in words and such, it was difficult, becuase of the very very fast speed the guy spoke.

I didn't know it had cool music like that on it.

Another good song(well sorta, it's a long story) is "Eva Maria Se Fue" sorta catchy, everyone is prolly laughing at me now..

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As a listener of classic rock and occasional jazz, what's comparable from Spain?
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Old 22nd May 2006, 01:42 PM   #17
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Default Album release date

If anyone has been reading any of my posts in this thread, you will see I am particularly keen on a Spanish/Gibraltareno band called Taxi. Well, if anyone is interested, they have a new album out on June 12th entitled Mil Historias. I have been on their web site

http://usuarios.lycos.es/eltaximetro/index.php

and followed the links and have been able to listen to their new single called Aqui Estoy. I think It's brilliant. Give it a listen and also, join the forum, all Spaniards in there, good for your language learning as the web site is all in Espanol, no English at all. As I say, I really like this band and would love to see them live, maybe one day eh?
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I love El Canto del loco
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Old 25th May 2006, 04:07 AM   #19
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I've found myself listening to a lot of Juanes, Álex Ubago, Cafe Tacuba, Chambao, Chayanne, Daddy Yankee, David Bisbal, La Vela Puerca, La Oreja De Van Gogh, and Volovan. My Advanced Placement Spanish class listens to a lot of Juanes. =)
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I love El Canto del loco

Me 2, AP spanish language or lit?
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