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Temple

Thao And The Get Down Stay Down

Temple

Fifth album from the San Francisco alt-folk act led by Thao Nguyen is self-produced

ADM rating[?]

6.7

Label
Ribbon Music
UK Release date
15/05/2020
US Release date
15/05/2020
  1. 8.0 |   Northern Transmission

    With Temple there is a promise that an even brighter future is to come for Thao and The Get Down Stay Down, one that maybe even they had previously thought possible
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  2. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Temple is the first album that Nguyen produced herself, alongside long-time bandmate Adam Thompson. Her own touch serves to let her personality shine through all the more
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  3. 7.2 |   Beats Per Minute

    For the more casual listener, the musical barbs and purposeful roughly-hewn nature of the music might prove to be a bit of a barrier. With the inherent vulnerability of the words here, however, perhaps that’s just the blanket the band needed
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  4. 7.0 |   All Music

    While the bulk of the album may be less infectious than that tune or the record's defiant predecessor, Temple's wonky mix of pop, rock, and hip-hop hooks remains engaging and recognizably theirs
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  5. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    Variety is the spice of life, and across her catalogue, Nguyen continues to deliver it
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  6. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Temple doesn’t reach the highs of previous works, but seeing the act refine its sound provides its own sort of intrigue
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