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With Thunder Thighs, Kimya Dawson works beyond her usual lo-fi approach to include the sweetening of pianos and strings, as well as collaborations with rapper Aesop Rock for some beat-driven tunes. Other guests include The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle, The Strokes’ Nikolai Fraiture, and several choirs. It’s still plenty weird and totally Kimya. Only Dawson could get away with the remedial pull of “Miami Advice,” where she sounds like a rapper in training wheels. “The Library” sounds like America’s favorite mom has found herself surrounded by a new set of friends. “Year 10,” featuring Pablo Das, is more in line with her anti-folk beginnings. “Mare and the Bear” is the type of bizarre sing-along that Dawson excelled at even before she had a child. Dawson won audiences over with her guileless tunes on the Juno soundtrack, and it’s still that innocence that makes even a rant like “Same S**t/Complicated” completely endearing. While the additional musicians are a welcome diversion, there’s still plenty of relatively low-key stuff like “Driving Driving Driving” and “Utopian Futures” to reassure the faithful.

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Amazing album

My top three albums ever are Thunderthighs, Return to the 36 Chambers and Entroducing. Walk like thunder.

Seventh Album, and still getting better.

I discovered Kimya a while before her last album, Alphabutt, came out. I've listened to her albums for a while and in June when I saw that Thunder Thighs was in the makings, I was super excited. Thunder Thighs is not a disapointment, not at all. Kimya adds a lot more too her songs, comparing them to her older ones. Zero or a Zillion (feat. Aesop Rock) is a really good example. With its great beat from Aesop Rock and lyrics from Kimya, it paints a picture in your head and helps you understand how stupid it is to dislike some music just because it is popular. Though for everybody, like myself, who will always love Kimya's songs that make your heart feel good, Solid and Strong is a fantastic addition. It has a cheerful start of, "Momma it is raining leaves, it's snowing leaves, they're falling down." You can just tell you'll be a happy camper listening to this song. From the idea of a future where we all can get along, and live life happy (Utopian Futures) or the challenges of addiction (Year 10 [feat. Pablo Das]) Kimya has produced the perfect album. It really is worth listening to.

Walk like thunder

Aesop is on the Walk like Thunder Song but its not listed. Sad song but really good.


Born: November 17, 1972 in Newark, NJ

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Singer/songwriter Kimya Dawson is best known for her work with the anti-folk outfit the Moldy Peaches, but she also maintained a lo-fi solo career during the 2000s. She made her solo debut with 2002's I'm Sorry That Sometimes I'm Mean, a collection of spare tunes performed mostly on the acoustic guitar, and continued releasing her own albums after the Moldy Peaches took a hiatus in 2004. Along the way, she contributed eight songs to the chart-topping Juno soundtrack, which brought her music to a...
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