Thao & the Get Down Stay Down - Temple
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2020 Ratings: #291 / 387
User Score
Based on 36 ratings
2020 Ratings: #211
May 15, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Ribbon Music / Label
Indie Pop, Art Pop / Genres
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Dreamy vocals - ✅
Dreamy guitars - ✅
Dreamy drum dum dums - ✅
Exactly what Fetch The Bolt Cutters should have been. The harmonies and overlapping vocals are awesome. This may be my favorite album this year so far. (may 16)
This is such an interesting listen. I haven't heard anything quite like this one yet before. With vocals reminding me of Fiona Apple at times and instrumentation reminding me of Carla Bozulich there is a combination that greatly pleases my ears.

Temple 88/100
Phenom 93/100
Lion on the Hunt 92/100
Pure Cinema 86/100
Marauders 87/100
How Could I 90/100
Disclaim 84/100
Rational Animal 85/100
I've Got Something 81/100
Marrow 86/100

Average: 87.2 = 87/100.
Over the past decade, Thao Nguyen has bounced between a variety of folk pop and indie rock sounds, but she’s always sounded best when she’s incorporated a bit of dissonance and rock edge to balance out her quirky delivery. “Temple” is the first Thao & The Get Down Stay Down album in four years, and it feels like something has been lost in the interim. The comparatively distinct (if Tune-yards-indebted) sound of “A Man Alive” has given way to ... read more
best: pure cinema, how could i, phenom
worst: marrow
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Track List

  1. Temple
  2. Phenom
  3. Lion on the Hunt
  4. Pure Cinema
  5. Marauders
  6. How Could I
  7. Disclaim
  8. Rational Animal
  9. I've Got Something
  10. Marrow

Added on: March 10, 2020