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Asian pop review: A-mei's first new album in three years is one of her strongest

Published on Jul 10, 2014 11:57 AM
 
CD cover: Faces Of Paranoia - Only The Paranoid Survive by A-mei. -- PHOTO: UMUSIC.COM

FACES OF PARANOIA - ONLY THE PARANOID SURVIVE
A-mei
Mei Entertainment
4.5 stars out of 5

That is one scary- looking mouthful of a title.

Add the highly stylised-looking cover art of a bleached-out-looking A-mei and one begins to wonder if the Taiwanese pop diva has gone all arty concept album on us.

Not to worry. Her first new offering in three years, since 2011's R U Watching?, is one of her strongest ever. Every track here sounds like it could be a hit.

 
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