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When listening to foreign music, vocals are more like instrumentals because you can't understand them and treat them more for musicality than lyrics, amirite?

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Sometimes I prefer not to understand lyrics. The verbal part of my brain is analytical and critical. It can distract me from enjoying the music.

Cocteau twins have this effect, Liz Fraiser's voice is a wonderful instrument.

I also love listening to traditional Bulgarian female voice choirs (Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares & trio bulgarka), I don't understand a word but I definitely feel all the emotion.

BigMemers avatar BigMemer Yeah You Are +10Reply

Yeah i ruined opera by learning italian

What instrument do you play? I play the Chinese

Larny2019s avatar Larny2019 Yeah You Are +8Reply

The Beatles would be the best example of this.

americanthaiguys avatar americanthaiguy Yeah You Are +8Reply

This is pretty much applicable to all music, or do people really listen to the lyrics? I feel like most of the time it's hard to listen to the lyrics of a song unless you're looking them up. For me it's more like random buzzwords throughout the song, unless I'm listening to Sabaton :P

@freq432 This is pretty much applicable to all music, or do people really listen to the lyrics? I feel like most of the time...

Glad im not the only one who can listen to a song in my native language and not understand a single word cuz I'm so focused on the music.

Tldfonats avatar Tldfonat Yeah You Are +10Reply
@freq432 This is pretty much applicable to all music, or do people really listen to the lyrics? I feel like most of the time...

Im like this too. I notice everyone always trying to analyse or talk about the lyrics.. but I just listen to the music and enjoy a song based on how well it goes with the artist's voice.

@freq432 This is pretty much applicable to all music, or do people really listen to the lyrics? I feel like most of the time...

Same, most of the time I can't hear what they're saying because it blends in with the music.

@freq432 This is pretty much applicable to all music, or do people really listen to the lyrics? I feel like most of the time...

Have you ever been assessed for an auditory learning disability? A lot of students that I've worked with with auditory learning disabilities have the same problem.

Or when you listen to playboi carti

Calumhjs avatar Calumhj Yeah You Are +7Reply

I do this with Molchat Doma

A friend turned me on to The Hu, Mongolian metal played on traditional instruments. The Mongolian language is perfect for metal. Can't understand a word, but there is a very visceral feeling to it.

MikewithdeTs avatar MikewithdeT Yeah You Are +7Reply

I would recommend polish rap

Boknows12s avatar Boknows12 Yeah You Are +6Reply

This why I like to listen to old-school style rap in languages I don't speak.

When the beat is sick and the dude has flow, that's all that matters.

Speaking of which, I think I'll listen to it now.

kozscabbles avatar kozscabble Yeah You Are +6Reply

I think this is why "Gangnam Style" was so crazy popular

Wardruna is the perfect example of this for me. It's beautiful but I have no idea what they're saying and I don't care

I tell people his all the time! I listen to a lot of world music. May favorites are African and Brazilian. I'm often asked why I listen to music with lyrics that I don't understand and I tell them that the singing is to me just another instrument. But it has at times made me find the lyrics and then translate them. I then enjoy the music even more!

Clem

I can focus less on trying to sing a long.

That's the beauty of it. No premonitions and assumptions. Just the flow of the tunes.

cjcusacks avatar cjcusack Yeah You Are +2Reply

I prefer to listen to instrumental music if I'm working or studying or doing anything that requires concentration because otherwise the lyrics break my concentration. I've found that the only exception to that rule is Spanish Flamenco music. Even with lyrics it doesn't break my concentration.....and I don't speak Spanish. This makes perfect sense.

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