Amy’s 2011 Music Highlights

4. Bibi Zhou – Black.Choose.White

I love Bibi. However, since the release of NOW/WOW, I felt her albums weren’t fully there in terms of concept. That all changed with Black.Choose.White, which gave me a broad variety of genres but still felt like a whole. Though I do adore her velvety voice in Sherlock Holmes (福尔摩斯) [1], I kinda love the looming of Bibi’s rocking side in Blind Spot (盲点).

Listen to the album on Xiami. Get the album on YesAsia in the China or Taiwan versions.

3. SingerSen – Sirens

I’m really loving this Chinese fusion with electronic thing I’ve been following since the release of Chang Shilei’s Niu China and Sa Dingding’s Harmony. I literally can’t get enough of it, and because of it I’ve been listening to a lot more Chinese folk songs and opera.

Listen to the album on Xiami. Get the album on YesAsia, or getting the MP3s.

** also, I know this track is not from the album but it’s equally awesome. I’m blaming Ghost for posting his list first.


YAM Magazine editor, photographer, blogger, translator and part-time web designer. Film junkie, music junkie… and lately series (a.k.a. TV) junkie.

4 Responses

  1. ghost says:

    I still can’t believe Salyu’s album didn’t make your list. And I thought you’d have at least one Hong Kong/Taiwan album in your list, but all your spots are taken by Mainland singers.

    Also how do you feel Oh Land? Her discography isn’t like the ones you mention… this is supposed to be her 2nd album, so maybe she has more-than-one-album staying power.

    • amy says:

      @ghost, like I say. At the moment, I love Oh Land’s album to put on while working. But then again, that’s exactly what happened to me with The Ting Tings, and I mean it like the WHOLE album not just That’s Not my Name. I thought they were the shit, and now I barely listen to the album.

      Same with Lily Allen. I thought that was the funniest album ever, now I barely listen to it. I have fond memories of it.

      I have a lot of “debut albums” in my collection and they stay as lone albums because I just don’t like the other albums.

      About Salyu, I liked about half the album – but then again, I was really hyped for it. I can’t wait to get the Live concert DVD though – it looks amazing. And she also has a new album coming out – both around my birthday, so I hope the Yen settles at a better price by then.

  2. Nayeli says:

    2 cellos remind me of Apocalyptica, their music videos may not be that good, but I love them. I believe is a little bit more extreme since they also do symphonic metal.

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