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Kimya Dawson

Thunder Thighs

Great Crap Factory

Oct 24, 2011 Bookmark and Share

For her seventh album, the former Moldy Peach opens up her sound with deeper backing tracks and contributions from Aesop Rock, John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats, and The Strokes’ Nikolai Fraiture. The addition of strings, piano, and an occasional hip-hop beat to her guitar and soft voice is an interesting change of pace, but the bolstered instrumentation doesn’t hide some of her weakest songwriting. Dawson’s greatest gifts are her lyrical wit and storytelling ability; the highlight of the record is the almost 10-minute-long “Walk Like Thunder,” a devastating and very personal chronicle of watching two close friends pass away at a young age. The song only makes the rest of the record look shallow in comparison. (

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gregg weiss
December 25th 2011

this is one of the boldest, most personal, heart-wrenching, deep albums i’v heard in ages. i applaud kimya for this…