Muse (Jolin Tsai album)

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Muse
Muse (Jolin Tsai album).jpg
Standard edition artwork
Studio album by Jolin Tsai
Released September 14, 2012
Recorded 2012
Studio Platinum Studio, VIP Studio, Impact Studio, Wonder Studio, Ice Peggy Studio, The Fire Studio
Genre Pop
Length 40:30
Language Chinese
Label Warner
Producer Michael Lin, Peggy Hsu, JJ Lin, Tanya Chua
Jolin Tsai chronology
Ultimate
(2012)Ultimate2012
Muse
(2012)
Myself World Tour
(2013)Myself World Tour2013
Jolin Tsai studio album chronology
Myself
(2010) Myself2010
Muse
(2012) Muse2012
Play
(2014) Play2014

Muse is the twelfth studio album by Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai. It was released on 12 September 2012, by Warner Music Taiwan.[1] The artistically-flavored album actually brought back all the sales that were lost in Tsai's last studio album, Myself (2010).[2] Referred to as a "pop masterpiece",[3] the album houses many tracks that are influenced by the elements of art, poetry, and dance.[2] Critical and commercial response to the album was positive, it has sold more than 100,000 copies sold in Taiwan alone, and became the best-selling album by a female artist of the year in Taiwan.[4] The lead single, "The Great Artist", reached number 2 on the Hit FM Top 100 Singles of the Year.[5] The second track, "Dr. Jolin", reached number 10 on the chart.[5] The eighth track, "Wandering Poet", reached number 24 on the chart.[5] The album earned Tsai four Golden Melody Award nominations for Best Mandarin Album, Best Mandarin Female Singer, Best Music Video, and Song of the Year,[6] and she finally won for Song of the Year for the lead single, "The Great Artist".[7] The album also earned Tsai an MTV Europe Music Award nomination for Best Asian Act.[8]

Track listing[edit]

Muse – Standard edition
No.TitleLyricsMusicProducer(s)Length
1."The Great Artist" (大藝術家)Matthew YenRobin Jenssen, Anne Judith Wik, Nermin Harambasic, Ronny Svendsen, Charite Viken Reinas, Eirik Johansen, Alexander PuntervoldMichael Lin3:18
2."Dr. Jolin"Peggy HsuSten Iggy Strange Dahl, Johan Moraeus, Christoffer WikbergMichael Lin3:46
3."Fantasy" (迷幻)Greeny WuMikko Tamminen, Udo Mechels, Rike BoomgaardenMichael Lin3:30
4."Friday the 13th" (十三號星期舞)Jimmy ChouPasi Siitonen, Adam Powers, Nalle AhlstedtMichael Lin3:20
5."Beast"Jolin TsaiTarmo Keranen, Karin FranssonMichael Lin2:40
6."Spying on You Behind the Fence" (柵欄間隙偷窺你)Greeny WuGreeny WuMichael Lin2:39
7."Color Photos" (彩色相片)Greeny WuGreeny WuMichael Lin3:52
8."Wandering Poet" (詩人漫步)Peggy HsuPeggy HsuPeggy Hsu5:08
9."Someone" (有人)Chen Hui-tingChen Hui-tingMichael Lin4:01
10."Mosaic" (馬賽克)Tom WangJJ LinJJ Lin4:08
11."I" (我)Xiao HanTanya ChuaTanya Chua4:08
Total length:40:30

References[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
MSN Music[9]3.5/5 stars
  1. ^ "Muse - Jolin Tsai | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-12-21.
  2. ^ a b "Music Album Review: Jolin Tsai's "Muse"". JayneStars.com. Retrieved 2016-12-21.
  3. ^ FlopstarReviews (2014-11-03). "Jolin Tsai's "Play" Video is One of 2014's Best". FLOPSTAR BLOG. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  4. ^ "Jolin收入銷量戀情一路順 全方位贏周董 | 蘋果日報". 蘋果日報 (in Chinese). Retrieved 2016-10-09.
  5. ^ a b c "Hitoradio‧Hit Fm --華人音樂入口指標". www.hitoradio.com. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  6. ^ "2013 Golden Melody Awards Announced: Battle of the Couples". JayneStars.com. Retrieved 2016-10-09.
  7. ^ Hsu, Jenny W. "Sandy Lam Wins Top Honors at Golden Melody Awards". WSJ. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  8. ^ KpopStarz (2012-09-19). "Super Junior & Hangeng Nominated in 2012 MTV EMA 'Worldwide Act'". KpopStarz. Retrieved 2016-12-21.
  9. ^ Chong, Joelle. "Jolin Tsai - MUSE". MSN Music. Retrieved 2012-10-26.