• Record Label: Domino
  • Release Date: May 15, 2020
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
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  1. May 19, 2020
    60
    For each song where the more minimal sonic approach comes up short, there are places on Temple where it succeeds.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Aug 21, 2020
    10
    9.5/10
    Thao is tragically underrated, especially having a long career behind her. This album is tremendous. It explores pop, electronic,
    9.5/10
    Thao is tragically underrated, especially having a long career behind her. This album is tremendous. It explores pop, electronic, funk, rock, and a whole lot of psychedelia. This is the definition of musical art, having such a unique presence and experimental songs. Yet, the songs are very pleasant and catchy and it surprises me that they're not viral. The only reason the album loses half a point is because the first half is perfect, but the second half of the album is slightly more lackluster. Obviously, it's not much since the rating is so high as it is, but I feel like the tracks could have been rearranged a bit.

    ALBUM ARTWORK: The cover features Thao Nguyen in a powerful, yet curious pose, looking up into the sky. She's being circled by the neon album title, reflecting beautiful blue and purple neon light onto her face. The background is dark and cloudy, giving an ominous presence. Overall, the artwork greatly represents the curiosity and experimentation of the album, pioneered by the musical auteur, Thao Nguyen.
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