Album: Thao, Know Better, Learn Faster (Kill Rock Stars)

Click to follow
The Independent Culture

We Brave Bee Stings and All, Thao Nguyen's 2008 album with her band the Get Down Stay Down, was that year's best-selling record on the Kill Rock Stars label and something of a breakthrough.

Its follow-up, Know Better, Learn Faster, is no less lovely in spite of the fact that it is this young Vietnamese-American's break-up album. The Pitchfork-perfect quirky pop (think Bat for Lashes-lite) is never dampened by the subject matter, and if that can feel a little odd, the album closer reminds us that "sad people dance too".

Comments