Rock Gone Pop

Listening to Thuy Tien’s third record, Giac Mo Tuyet Trang, I can’t help but feel bad for a young talent who’s turning into mediocrity. Gone is the eccentric chick with some rockability. After the opening track, an impressive rock tune she has written entitled “Anh Sang,” the album cuts straight to the pop and hip-hop flavor. On the remake of “Lang Nghe Mua Xuan Ve,” she turns Duong Thu’s slow, sentimental piece into a dance-floor workout. By the time the little rap puppet takes over, I have to hit the skip button. It’s a damn shame.