Rhett Nelson
Mikael Wood
September 16, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Alphabutt

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Kimya Dawson
genre
Folk

We gave it a B+

The unspoken joke about this album of children’s music from the Juno-soundtrack star is that Kimya Dawson’s purposely primitive anti-folk songs have always sounded like the stuff of nursery-school rhyme time. So what distinguishes the tunes on Alphabutt from Dawson’s other work? More poop talk! ”F is for fart/G is for gorilla fart,” goes the alphabet-instructing title track. (And H? ”Huge gorilla fart.”) That said, don’t assume Dawson can’t get in a grown-up laugh: ”Bobby-O” is a portrait of the ”skinny younger brother of Fabio.” B+
DOWNLOAD THIS: Listen to ”Bobby-O” on last.fm

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