Hidden Vagenda 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… Hidden Vagenda 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… 2004-10-05 Kimya Dawson
Music Review

Hidden Vagenda (2004)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Oct 05, 2004; Lead Performance: Kimya Dawson

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.

Originally posted Oct 08, 2004 Published in issue #787 Oct 08, 2004 Order article reprints
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