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20 Hard To Pronounce Musicians


Finally - a definitive pronunciation guide for 20 hard-to-say musical acts, preventing you from continuing to disgrace yourself in everyday conversation. Don't say we're not here to help.

A$AP Rocky - A-sap Rock-ee
Autechre - Aw-tek-ah
Björk - Byerk
Bon Iver - Bonn Ih-vair (to rhyme with “eclair”)
David Bowie - Day-vid Boh-ee (to rhyme with “snowy”)
Gotye - Gaw-tee-ay (like “Jean-Paul Gaultier”)
GZA - Jizz-er
K’naan - Kay-nahn
Lupe Fiasco - Loo-pay Fee-ass-ko
Lykke Li - Lick-eh Lee
MSTRKRFT - Mahs-ter Kraft
Poliça - Poe-lee-sah
Röyksopp - Rake-sop
SBTRKT - Sub-tract
Sigur Rós - See-gore Ross
Sufjan Stevens - Soof-yahn Stee-vens
Violent Femmes - Vy-o-lent Femz
Wretch 32 - Retch Three-Two
Xiu Xiu - Shoo Shoo
James Yuill - James Yool

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