Recommend me do - Chinese music

January 25, 2011, 08:24 PM posted in General Discussion

Hello all


Life is super-busy, and I find that one of the few things I have time to do is listen to music. The trouble is, I've found so little Chinese music I actually like. John and others recommended some excellent independent sites that you can browse to find alternative music, but I'm finding I just don't have the time :( I used to learn Japanese, and I found that listen to (for example) shiina ringo really helped my listening comprehension. I still love her music, but it doesn't help me learn chinese!


So, if you wouldn't mind, recommend me your favourite chinese tunes, then I'll download them and give them a go! Anything that's a little off the mainstream would be wonderful, but I know that's hard to come by. Help me out, Chinesepod! :)

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January 26, 2011, 12:41 AM

Both Modern Sky and Maybe Mars records are fairly easy to find, and have somewhat eclectic rosters. They both release on itunes and emusic, so you can find their music online anywhere the music can be legally released.


Personally, I love Xiao He (, P.K. 14 (, and Liu Kun ( You could also follow the blog and podcast at for more underground rock and art news.


Have fun! And let me know what you discover, too!

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Fantastic - those sound like great recommendations, thanks hunchiepunker. I'll check 'em out tonight!