The one comment I get on a regular basis is about my music selection, its too old. I always considered myself a hip, happening individual, but I guess when it comes to Chinese music, I'm like Carlton from the Fresh Prince (complete with goofy dancing). So you want new music, taking a cue from Dilated Peoples, I'm giving it to you...
孙燕姿 - 我怀念的 : Sun Yanzi - I Cherish
I'm not a hater, she does have some good songs, but to me, this isn't one of them, its like all the other songs out there, especially all of her other songs. However, it's the most popular new song according to Baidu.
何洁+黄雅莉 - 花儿开了 : He Jie and Huang Yali - The Flower's Bloom
So I like the optimism of this song and the fact that its spring and so "topical." As a northerner, the fact they sing it as "hua er" instead of the more appropriate "huar" is annoying to me, but what the hell, spring is here, love is in the air, and I'm happy!
周迅 - 伴侣 : Zhou Xun - Partner
I'm a huge fan of Zhou Xun's acting career, though her singing leaves something to be desired. Amongst the "Four Flowers," I think Xu Jinglei is the only one not to have released some kind of music album. Its kind of different, especially her voice, so out of all these, its probably the best.
萧亚轩 - l.o.v.e : Elva Xu - L.O.V.E
This is the classic example of American pop (think Britney Spears) influencing Taiwanese pop music. It's catchy if you listen to it enough I guess, but who actually enjoys this stuff?
黄征 - 春梦 : Huang Zheng - Spring Dream
I needed a song from a guy so I went with this. Not sure what I can say, though it does stay within the theme.
So there you go, new music and even a theme, let's call it "spring love." Do you prefer this or my older choices of good music focusing on a certain singer or theme? Personally, much of this music isn't what I enjoy listening to, but that's what happens when you look at the most popular new music. It caters to such a large swath of the population, otherwise known as teenage high school girls across China, that its simply blah. Not good, not bad, just blah...