Play (Jolin Tsai album)

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Play
Jolin tsai play album cover.jpg
Standard edition artwork
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 15, 2014
Recorded2014
StudioTeam Ear Studio, Mega Force Studio, Life Studio, Platinum Studio, Waste Land Studio, VIP Studio
GenrePop
Length36:39
LanguageChinese
LabelWarner
ProducerTiger Chung, Starr Chen, Andrew Chen, JJ Lin
Jolin Tsai chronology
Myself World Tour
(2013)
Play
(2014)
Play World Tour
(2018)
Jolin Tsai studio album chronology
Muse
(2012)
Play
(2014)
Ugly Beauty
(2018)

Play (Chinese: ) is the thirteenth studio album by Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai. It was released on 15 November 2014, by Warner Music Taiwan.[1] The album melds dancehall with bubblegum pop, breathtaking love songs with hilariously catty weirdness and euphorically catchy melodies with propulsive rhythms.[2] The album garnered critical acclaim and was declared as "easily the best album of the year".[3] The music video of the title track, "Play", became the most-viewed Chinese-language music video of 2014 on YouTube and thrust Tsai into the international spotlight.[4] Nolan Feeney from Time magazine claimed the music video "the year's best pop music video."[5] The album has sold more than 85,000 copies in Taiwan alone, and became the best-selling album by a female artist of the year in Taiwan.[6] The title track, "Play", reached number 1 on the Hit FM Top 100 Singles of the Year.[7] The ninth track, "The Third Person and I", reached number 8 on the chart.[7] The album earned Tsai six Golden Melody Award nominations for Best Mandarin Album, Song of the Year, Best Vocal Recording Album, and three Best Music Videos, and she finally won for Best Mandarin Album and Best Vocal Recording Album.[8][9] The album also earned Tsai an MTV Europe Music Award nomination for Best Taiwanese Act.[10] The album also earned Tsai an Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Asian Artist.[11]

Track listing[edit]

Play – Standard edition
No.TitleLyricsMusicProducer(s)Length
1."Gentlewomen" (第二性)Cheer ChenCheer ChenTiger Chung3:41
2."Play" (Play 我呸)Hsia YuAlex NiStarr Chen3:13
3."Medusa" (美杜莎)Matthew YenEmile Ghantous, Erik Nelson, Nasri Atweh, Lakesha HintonAndrew Chen4:03
4."Lip Reading" (唇語)Neoh Kim HinOoi Teng FongAndrew Chen3:40
5."I'm Not Yours" (feat. Namie Amuro)Wyman WongJolin Tsai, Hayley Michelle Aitken, Olof Lindskog, Sten Iggy Strange DahlStarr Chen3:41
6."I Love, I Embrace" (自愛自受)Derek ShihWilliam WeiTiger Chung3:55
7."Miss Trouble"David KeJolin Tsai, Hayley Michelle Aitken, Olof Lindskog, Sten Iggy Strange DahlStarr Chen3:16
8."Phony Queen" (電話皇后)Wyman WongDominik Rothert, Jason Worthy, Jessica Jean Pfeiffer, Alexander KrauseAndrew Chen2:58
9."The Third Person and I" (第三人稱)Tom WangJJ LinJJ Lin4:52
10."We're All Different, Yet the Same" (不一樣又怎樣)Albert LeungChristoffer Thomas Viktor Vikberg, Hayley Michelle Aitken, Sten Iggy Strange Dahl, Johan MoraeusStarr Chen3:20
Total length:36:39

References[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Today Online[12]3.5/5 stars
  1. ^ Jolin Tsai, Play, ASIN B00TSUDL7M
  2. ^ "Jolin Play (Jolin Tsai) | 3.5/5". TODAYonline. Retrieved 2016-12-21.
  3. ^ FlopstarReviews (2014-11-15). "Album Review: Jolin Tsai's "PLAY" is Easily 2014's Best Album". FLOPSTAR BLOG. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  4. ^ "YouTube公佈2014年10大熱門音樂影片 蔡依林「呸」出冠軍!". GQ瀟灑男人網 (in Chinese). Retrieved 2016-10-09.
  5. ^ Feeney, Nolan. "This Might be 2014's Best Pop Music Video". TIME.com. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  6. ^ 中時電子報. "《偏執面》無緣專輯獎 妹迷嚷震蛋". 中時電子報 (in Chinese). Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  7. ^ a b "Hitoradio‧Hit Fm --華人音樂入口指標". www.hitoradio.com. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  8. ^ "Pop star Jolin Tsai wins best album; Eason Chan, A-Mei also honored at Golden Melody Awards". US News & World Report. Retrieved 2016-10-09.
  9. ^ "27th Golden Melody Awards Nominees list - Taiwan Beats". Taiwan Beats (in Chinese). 2016-05-15. Retrieved 2016-12-21.
  10. ^ "MTV EMAs 2015: Five things we learned". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2016-10-09.
  11. ^ "The Queen Of C-Pop, Jolin Tsai, Makes An Appearance At This Year's MAMAs [VIDEO]". latest kpop news and music | Officially Kmusic. 2015-12-06. Retrieved 2016-10-09.
  12. ^ "Jolin Play (Jolin Tsai) | 3.5/5". TODAYonline. Retrieved 2016-10-08.