Minh Hang – Mot Vong Trai Dat

I am getting a kick out of today’s pop albums in Viet Nam. Even the most heartbreaking tune could make you giggle. Minh Hang’s Mot Vong Trai Dat is a perfect example. The album is filled with real talk like “Long Ich Ky,” “Nguoi Dien Yeu” and “Yeu Lam Anh.” Get past the lame-out rap, range-less delivery, breathy vocals, generic arrangements, and what you get is straight-to-the-point conversation. The duet between Minh Hang and Thanh Dai Sieu on “Chia Doi Mot Trai Tim” cracks me the hell up. Not because of their vocal chemistry, but their shameless approach. You just have to forgive a guy for such a sincere confession: “La tai anh co loi khi anh da yeu ca hai / Khong muon mot nguoi phai buon cung khong muon bo mat ai.” He sounds so damn sweet even with such a wimpy voice. He just happens to love two girls even though he doesn’t want too. Don’t you wish you could get away with shit like that? I envy you, kid.