Sunday, December 28, 2008

#5 of 2008: Thao Nguyen with the Get Down Stay Down - We Brave Bee Stings and All

Thirty-Two Words: This may have been the best ignored album of 2008. Nguyen is a true wordsmith of the highest order. She doesn't get the credit because she's a woman on Kill Rock Stars.

The Moment of Truth: I was hooked last year ever since I discovered her set at Daytrotter.

Killer to Filler Ratio: 10:1


Raymond Cummings said...

this was a good 'un, and i totally forgot about it, otherwise it'd be on my top 75 (or so) list. i think it's been overlooked generally on year-end round-ups because it came out in january. that happens a LOT.

comoprozac said...

I think you're right about the January thing. That's why I never understand why so many bands rush to release in Jan/Feb. That reminds me that I have to get some pre-orders done on Insound today.