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Thao with the Get Down Stay Down - Body

by Rich Morris Rating:7 Release Date:2010-03-08

'Body' is pretty terrific; a thoughtful riot grrrl anthem with horns, xylophone, and swooping, tempestuous backing vocals. However, there's an obsticle impeding one's enjoyment in the form of Thao Nguyen's vocal, which sounds a cross between Slits' singer Ari Up and Kermit the Frog. It is, to coin a phrase, an acquired taste. But then you get to the bit in the chorus where Thao howls "What am I? / Just a body in your bed?" with a perfect twinge of despair and desperation in her voice, and suddenly it all makes sense.

Richard Morris

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