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Old 10-11-2013, 15:04
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I notice I hardly ever see threads on here about European pop music. I've been listening to a lot of it in recent times and some of it is quite good. The acts I listen to sing in English but that doesn't mean they're no good. I tend to listen to:

Monrose (Germany)
Caro Emerald (Holland)
The Raveonettes (Denmark)
Loreen (Sweden)
Robyn (Sweden)
PayTV (Sweden)
Helena Paparizou (Greece)
Darin (Sweden)
Emmelie de Forest (Denmark)

amongst others. What puzzles me is why none of them are popular in the UK? Are some people afraid of listening to something outside of Capital FM and the Top 40?
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Old 10-11-2013, 16:21
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Inna's (Romania) songs are quite good.
Also, Agnes Carlsson (Sweden) and September's (Sweden) songs aswell.
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Old 10-11-2013, 16:22
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I like Sakis Rouvas, and people who don't like him can frig right off.

Also, slightly further afield, Ayumi Hamasaki is a goddess.
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Old 10-11-2013, 16:53
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I like Sakis Rouvas, and people who don't like him can frig right off.

Also, slightly further afield, Ayumi Hamasaki is a goddess.
Never heard of him but he might be worth checking out. What kind of music does he do?

Inna's (Romania) songs are quite good.
Also, Agnes Carlsson (Sweden) and September's (Sweden) songs aswell.
Inna's music is great to listen to in the summer. In fact that's when I listen to it most. Only September song I know is Cry For You as it was played everywhere when it came out! I was about to start university and that song was all over the place
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Old 10-11-2013, 17:05
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Sharon Doorson (The Netherlands) has some amazing tunes as has Amel Bent (France)
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Old 10-11-2013, 17:34
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Faye (Hamlin) used to be part of Play (Sweden)
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Old 10-11-2013, 18:01
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I like a lot of the ones mentioned plus:

Annie (Norway)
Le Kid (Sweden)
The Sound Of Arrows (Sweden)
Amanda Mair (Sweden)
Alexandra Stan (Romania)
Alphabeat (Denmark)
Stockholm Syndrome (Sweden)
Margaret Berger (Norway)
Tove Styrke (Sweden)
Icona Pop (Sweden)
Marie Serneholt (Sweden)

I think Scandinavians in particular just have an ear for good pop music. A lot of my favourite producers come from there i.e. Bloodshy & Avant, Klas Ahlund, Max Martin, Shellback, Patrik Berger etc.
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Old 10-11-2013, 18:10
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Never heard of him but he might be worth checking out. What kind of music does he do?
Sakis does either ballads or dance, he's a little limited in that respect. He divides opinion for some reason, I have no idea why.

Anyway, for ballads try Ego Travao Zori:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqjKoW_8k9M
And S'eho Erotefti:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuHhOct4vjo

And for dance Ola Giro Sou Girizoun:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGsgRfe1ne4
Stous 31 Dromous:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLVo3GGDcco
Kai Se Thelo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIgldknUtrw
Spase Ton Xrono:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW_Jc60RuYA
Parafora:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8frA09Ryew
An Pote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY88iYN5G20
I Dio Mas:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-0xr1PZH24

You may also like his older songs which are marginally more varied.
Antexa:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBpn2dnI6nA
Disco Girl:
(English) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_wl6kBndEA
(Greek) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu_WTw9niKE
Ola Kala:
(English) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7FfWq5zCkQ
(Greek) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcM2vLrYPWA
Na M'Agapas:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZHHEvafK3A
And Xilia Milia:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHr9nkWNQPM
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Old 10-11-2013, 22:39
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If you don't mind foreign language stuff, try some of these:

Camille, Shy'm, Alizée, Zaz, Yelle, Zaho, Mylène Farmer, Tal (all French)

Glasperlenspiel, Silbermond, Wir sind Helden (all German),

Veronica Maggio, Håkan Hellström (both Swedish)

And a few more who sing in English:

Lena (Germany), She (Poland), Niki and the Dove (Sweden), Anna von Hauswolff (Sweden), Jenny Wilson (Sweden), Susanne Sundfør (Norway)
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:01
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I like Sakis Rouvas, and people who don't like him can frig right off.

Also, slightly further afield, Ayumi Hamasaki is a goddess.
I had heard of Ayu. So I went and listened to a lot of her. She's clearly been watching Britney and Beyoncé.

It's incredible how Western pop music dominates the world sound now. They used to call that cultural imperialism but now it's just par for the course.
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Old 11-11-2013, 16:03
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I had heard of Ayu. So I went and listened to a lot of her. She's clearly been watching Britney and Beyoncé.

It's incredible how Western pop music dominates the world sound now. They used to call that cultural imperialism but now it's just par for the course.
She writes and composes all her own songs, and..... and..... she's deaf in one ear.
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Old 11-11-2013, 18:47
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Also, slightly further afield, Ayumi Hamasaki is a goddess.
I love her - she's my fave!!!

I had heard of Ayu. So I went and listened to a lot of her. She's clearly been watching Britney and Beyoncé.
Her music and videos don't make me think of Britney or Beyoncé although she does have some big stage productions for her shows like Western artists.
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Old 11-11-2013, 19:53
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I love her - she's my fave!!!



Her music and videos don't make me think of Britney or Beyoncé although she does have some big stage productions for her shows like Western artists.
Have you seen any of her trance remixes?
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Old 11-11-2013, 21:49
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More indie than pop (or indie pop for the first 2)

Band A Part from Spain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WuGo2Lb1YQ

Yellow Melodies also from Spain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meaggbOsJ7E

Cleeman from Denmark

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac6SoiOPfFk

BSMS from France

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bveauy2mJxI
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Old 11-11-2013, 22:11
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Have you seen any of her trance remixes?
I have Ayu-mi-x 7 Trance and a couple of other tracks. Was listening to the Unite - Airwave Mix today. Great tune!
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Old 11-11-2013, 22:39
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Icona Pop (Sweden)
Robyn (Sweden, some of the best electropop in existence)
Marie Key (Denmark, she won six Danish Music Awards recently, her second album "De Her Dage" (These Days) is brilliant. Of course, as implied, she sings in Danish, not the most pleasant language, but if you understand the words, you'll understand why she's been so well received here.)

Medina (Denmark, she had a top 40-or-something hit in the UK with You And I, she typically releases an album in Danish, then releases an English-language album a year later, with original songs and English versions of some of the Danish songs.)

Nabiha (Denmark, too. She's more pop rock, and her songs are really, really catchy. I recommend Mind The Gap and Never Played The Bass.)

Oh Land (Denmark, electronic indie pop. She just released her third album WW, it's brilliant.)

I'm totally not promoting artists from my own country, no... :P
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Old 11-11-2013, 23:49
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I listen to quite a bit of stoner rock from places like Greece, Germany and Spain it that counts
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Old 11-11-2013, 23:53
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I have Ayu-mi-x 7 Trance and a couple of other tracks. Was listening to the Unite - Airwave Mix today. Great tune!
I like Trauma Dumonde remix best, it was on Ayu Trance 1 I think in 2002. Also, M Above & Beyond Remix and Surreal which I think was Marc Et Claude. They were all on Ayu Trance 1.
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