Alphabutt (2008) 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… 2008-09-09 Kimya Dawson Folk
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Alphabutt (2008)

UNDERAGE Kimya Dawson takes her unique style from Juno to the kid-friendly Alphabutt
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UNDERAGE Kimya Dawson takes her unique style from Juno to the kid-friendly Alphabutt
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Sep 09, 2008; Lead Performance: Kimya Dawson; Genre: Folk

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+
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Originally posted Sep 05, 2008 Published in issue #1010-1011 Sep 12, 2008 Order article reprints