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Friday Song

Guzz’s ‘Walking in a Boundless Dream’ is therapeutic and spellbinding

“Walking in a Boundless Dream” (走不出的梦境 zǒu bù chū de mèngjìng) is the title track off Guzz’s 2019 epic of…

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‘Forgive me for loving freedom’: The enduring Hong Kong rock anthem

For 25 years, the 1993 ballad “Boundless Oceans, Vast Skies” from the Hong Kong band BEYOND has soared above protests,…

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No Party for Cao Dong’s title song for ‘Devotion,’ like the game itself, deserved better

Devotion, the video game, is a first-person horror title by the Taiwanese developer Red Candle that was on its way…

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Friday Song: Hang on the Box took Beijing punk international

The songs above feature in Krish Raghav’s list of 70 songs for 70 years of the People’s Republic of China. The…

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Friday Song: Faye Wong forever

The songs above feature in Krish Raghav’s list of 70 songs for 70 years of the People’s Republic of China. The…

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Friday Song: The Campus Folk Movement at its best

The song above, “You, My Deskmate” (同桌的你 tóng zhuō de nǐ), features in Krish Raghav’s list of 70 songs for 70…

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Friday Song: Abdurehim Heyit, the Uyghur Bob Dylan, who was disappeared

The song above, “Atilar,” features in Krish Raghav’s list of 70 songs for 70 years of the People’s Republic of…

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Friday Song: Wuhan band Chinese Football asks us to be small

Chinese Football is an indie rock band out of the thriving rock scene of Wuhan, Hubei Province. The band makes…

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The 5 best Jay Chou songs

China’s pop king briefly broke the internet with the release of his latest single, “Won’t Cry.” But don’t let that…

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Friday Song: ‘Ivory Boat,’ a love song against the inevitable passage of time

The origin story of Taiwan-based indie folk-rock quintet Fool and Idiot 傻子与白痴 (shǎzi yǔ báichī) echoes many: High school friends…

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Friday Song: Champion by Jason Derulo ft. Tia Ray (official FIBA 2019 World Cup song)

China had a rough go at the FIBA World Cup this year, failing to make it out of the first…

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Mandopop Month: 100 ‘Idol Producer’ hopefuls compete for your attention in ‘Ei Ei’

The Friday Song column this month turns its focus to Mandopop, which technically refers to all Mandarin-language pop music, but these…

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Mandopop Month: NEX7’s kaleidoscope of moody stares in ‘Wait a Minute’

The Friday Song column this month turns its focus to Mandopop, which technically refers to all Mandarin-language pop music, but these days…

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Mandopop Month: AKB48 SH’s wide-eyed trip into stardom

The Friday Song column this month turns its focus to Mandopop, which technically refers to all Mandarin-language pop music, but these days…

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Mandopop Month: Rocket Girls 101 celebrates growth with emotional single ‘Wind’

We’re hijacking the Friday Song column this month to focus on Mandopop, which technically refers to all Mandarin-language pop music,…

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