Recommended German-language singers similar to French language singers
January 24, 2008 4:58 PM   Subscribe

Which German language singers would you recommend for those of us like French singers such as Carla Bruni and Madeleine Peyroux. I tried Ute Lemper but she seemed a tad on the heavy and intense side. Definitely looking for that cool, jazzy feel.
posted by vac2003 to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Lisa Wahlandt, perhaps. Difficult to say, since, alas, I don't really have a taste for Mrs Sarkozi or Ms Peyroux. Still, some samples included so you can decide for yourself.
posted by IndigoJones at 5:50 PM on January 24, 2008

The phrase "cool, jazzy feel" makes me think of Roger Cicero, who was Germany's entrant to Eurosong 2007. Didn't win, unfortunately, though his song 'Frauen Regier'n die Welt' - women rule the world - is five degrees of awesome. And not just because I'm a feminist, I swear.
posted by Phire at 6:11 PM on January 24, 2008 [1 favorite]

I'd Suggest Annett Louisan (
posted by kall at 3:29 AM on January 25, 2008

Max Raabe und das Palastorchester. Weimar-era jazz stylings, seamlessly recreated.
posted by Pallas Athena at 3:35 AM on January 25, 2008

Music Map: Sometimes a complete dud, but sometimes pleasantly surprises.

Carla Bruni:

Madeleine Peyroux:
posted by subajestad at 9:13 AM on January 25, 2008

Response by poster: I enjoyed Lisa Wahlandt very much. My "Radiohead-fan" teenage son said she sounded just like all the others which wasn't mean as a compliment, but I took it as one:-). My adult- daughter said she sounded like elevator music, but I thought that harsh! Anyway, some great suggestions, so thank you all who responded. Actually the site is an interesting concept, although when I saw Jimmi Hendricks within the 'orbit' of Carla Bruni, I wondered if I had missed something about her music :-)
posted by vac2003 at 6:43 PM on January 27, 2008

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