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Hidden Vagenda

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Hidden Vagenda

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Kimya Dawson
Producers:
K Records

We gave it an A-

The chalky voice of the Moldy Peaches offers her fourth solo release, Hidden Vagenda, and at this point, Kimya Dawson’s unaffected earnestness, firm sense of morality, and pretension-cutting playfulness are starting to seem like a miracle. These qualities are distilled in the shimmering ”My Heroes,” but, really, they combine over the entire album — which includes unironic mentions of everyone from Jay Leno to Julian Lennon — with Dawson’s acoustic guitar, toy piano, and tootling brass accompaniment to achieve the rare bliss of adult pop wisdom.