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Hidden Vagenda

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It's Been Raining
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Fire
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Viva La Persistence
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Lullaby For The Taken
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I Will Never Forget
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Singing Machine
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Moving On
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Blue Like Nevermind
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My Heroes
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Parade
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5 Years
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Anthrax (Powerballad Version)
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You Love Me
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Angels and Seagulls
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Total Tracks: 14   Total Length: 51:01

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Douglas Wolk writes about pop music and comic books for Time, the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Wired and elsewhere. He's the author of Reading Comics: How Gra...more »

04.22.11
Kimya Dawson, Hidden Vagenda
Label: K Records / SC Distribution

The Moldy Peaches singer's fourth (and most ornately arranged) solo album is one hilarious burst of tenderly potty-mouthed compassion after another. Dawson sings like she can't believe somebody's put a microphone in front of her, but now the words won't stop streaming out.

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jurilana12

I liked the original Anthrax son better than the powerball one.

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Yes, Live!

Mmarsupilami

I agree with wrathOFtron : see her on stage. When she came in a little pub in my town, she was with Herman Dune. Great pleasure!

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Yes

mwbworld

Kimya Dawson loves me! And I love Kimya Dawson. Great stuff. Got to have it all!

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V is for....

Allie

I spooned Kimya Dawson

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kimya dawson loves me

wrathOFtron

To be honest, I like Knock-Knock Who? better, and really love My Cute Fiend Sweet Princess, but this is good too. If you ever get a chance to see her live, do. She's completely charming and draws her own t-shirts at the shows.

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fantasic "record/cd"

photoart

I love this "record/cd" upon first listening. But I also really enjoy this style of music.

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not 5 stars

hateeecs

AMG gives this 3 stars which sounds about right given the previews that i listened to.

They Say All Music Guide

Hidden Vagenda, Kimya Dawson’s fourth post-Moldy Peaches solo album and her first for K Records, adopts a fuller, more polished sound than her earlier work, but her songwriting is just as innocent and heartfelt-sounding as ever. She uses this naïve (in the best sense of the word) approach to get at deeper truths about heavy subjects such as war, capitalism, death, and abuse; lyrics like “Fire”‘s “you swallow hard and you bottle it up/try to pretend you’re a half-full cup” are both charming and incisive. And even though turns of phrase such as “weapons of mass instruction” are a bit on the obvious side, Dawson usually pulls them off, thanks to her whimsical, somewhat self-deprecating delivery. But every now and then, Hidden Vagenda loses its way and crosses over from sweetly whimsical to gratingly faux-innocent: on the goofy “Parade” and “Anthrax (Powerballad Version)” — a strangely overwrought song about Dawson’s nightmare about post-9/11 New York City — it’s hard to tell how much of the music is earnest and how much is ironic. Still, most of the album seems genuine, particularly “Blue Like Nevermind,” a pretty, folky round with intricately linked lyrics, and the bittersweet “Singing Machine,” which boasts one of the album’s prettiest melodies. Although it’s a little too long for its own good, Hidden Vagenda’s message is out in the open: caring may be painful sometimes, but it’s the only way to cope with the world around you. – Heather Phares

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