Phuong Thanh – Sang Mua

Even after fucking up her vocal cord, Phuong Thanh could roar better than she could sing. On her new album, Sang Mua, she either belts or drags. Whether she shrieks her tone until it cracks on a rock tune (Dung Da Lat’s “Mua”) or lags the shit out of a slow ballad (Thai Thinh’s “Tinh Tuyet Vong”), what keeps the record together is the irritation in her needling voice.