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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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Captain Lou R.I.P.

awesome tribute to Lou Albano! Bryan Danielson's vocal/rapping skills on the song almost measure up to his amazing grappling skills... he BURIED rappers everywhere! ;) the rest of the album is great as well.

Walk like thunder

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

Good Album

If your like me and weren't exposed to Kimya Dawson until she popped up with Aes Rock live in concert then you'll like this album. You get more Kimya than before but Aes is still sprinkled in between the slower folky songs. All songs are dope though, it just nice to get a good mix of mood on the album.


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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