It’s awesome that you’re starting to learn German, I too am beginning to pick it up as well. The best feeling in the world is hearing a word and just knowing what it means and not having to “Translate” it in your mind.
When I first became interested in the German language it must have been around 2005-2006, and I (embarrassingly now) purchased Tokio Hotel’s first all German album hahaha. I quickly picked up the language from there such as the “nonchalantly” pronounce words.
I am also a fan of good old fashioned German swing/Jazz music of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s.
I know others have said they’ve listened to Rammstein to learn as well, but I have personally not done so.
I watched Die Brücke which is a film in Deutsch about a small village during WWII and how these young boys want to do their part in the war and are told to protect the bridge at all costs as part of keeping the boys busy but things go wrong.
I believe the whole film is online.
Reading art history books or Art history short documentaries on youtube on Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Otto Dix also allowed me to become more exposed to the language and now I know a ton of “art” related German words. I recommend that if you have an interest (whether it is German or not) you should look it up and see if it has legitimate Deutsch subtitles or dubs and immerse yourself in it. That’s what a did, and I still have a very long way to go!
On tumblr there is a huge and very friendly Deutschland community and I suggest you follow blogs such as official-deutschland deutschtaeglich and thatswhywelovegermany which are some of my favourite sources for daily German content.
If anyone can think of a show or a resource in the form of film, tv, or music, please send me an ask or reply to this ask so we can help this lovely anon out!
Thanks for the lovely message, and I wish you the very best in learning the language!