Fucking nice music too! I can hear Crass, I can hear Bikini Kill, I can hear Dutch insurrectionists The Ex … but most of all I can hear anger and determination and energy and bleakness and hope and a refusal to lie down and accept things as they are.
Vows is a signal post for pop music. It’s like Kate Bush if she knew how to write a good song. It’s like Cat Power if she had someone who loved her. It’s like Adele if she knew how to dance. It’s like the Rolling Stones if they were still alive. Where can anyone go from here except sideways?
Pop music that shits all over the tired, tepid male rock posturing of the other nine videos from a wonderfully giddy height.
Everything feels forced, and dramatic simply for the sake of being dramatic. The more I listen the more her voice puts me on edge
The vast range of styles that pop up on this album only serves to cement the idea that Thao & Mirah are less timid than their folkie peers.