Ugly Beauty

Jolin Tsai - Ugly Beauty
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Based on 34 ratings
2018 Ratings: #377
December 26, 2018 / Release Date
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Sony / Label
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Ugly Beauty isn't perfect but its a benchmark to an artist who still slaying everything on her way whatever she goes with personality, talent and self guidance. Bringing out from inside of herself all the criticism, pain and especially the love she has to herself and fans accumulated all this years,Jolin creates a powerful album with a message which its relevant and real right now. At this moment Jolin doesn't need to prove anything, she is what the hell she wants to be and this is what she ... read more
polished at every turn, taiwanese pop icon jolin tsai hits her peak and reinvents her sound image with her 2018 project, "ugly beauty." with one of the most audacious sound directions in east asian music, tsai needed to hit every note across the 39-minute album - and she succeeds! "ugly beauty" is the quintessential album of sound experimentation done correctly.

she (successfully) attempts several new styles, while still maintaining familiarity with her roots topped with ... read more
'Ugly Beauty' is a punch to the guts. An artistic liberation for Jolin Tsai who opens up about her struggles and the unfairness of what society puts us through when it comes to our images what 'normal' is supposed to look like. Every song is crafted with care and even the change of music style fits this one like a glove.
Loved almost every song on here, I've never heard Jolin before but I definitely liked this project. Beautiful voice and production, although some songs are a little too grating for my taste.
Long running Chinese pop star Jolin Tsai is back with her 14th (!!!) album and although this is my first time hearing her I can definitely see why she’s held a spotlight for so long. Of course I do not speak Chinese so this review is based entirely on the sound of this record. I like the intro to this album “Necessary Evil” with its throbbing bass line and buried rapping vocals. I thought I would be in for a very dark album but most of that is just in this song. Passionately ... read more
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Track List

  1. Necessary Evil
  2. Womxnly
  3. Ugly Beauty
  4. Karma
  5. Lady in Red
  6. Sweet Guilty Pleasure
  7. Romance
  8. Vulnerability
  9. Hubby
  10. Life Sucks
  11. Shadow Self
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Added on: November 27, 2018