My Cute Fiend Sweet Princ


rovi.MR0000835185 8/3/04 Used

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Review Text Kimya Dawson can sing "I can spoon a guy and still be his friend" with no abashment. It's almost as if she was never taught what's indecent. Sometimes that's what makes her so unique. Although given a simultaneous release, this solo entry (the more pensive and respectable of the two) was recorded a year-and-a-half after Knock-Knock Who?. Unlike the lush arrangements on her counterpart Adam Green's Friends of Mine, Dawson is content with lo-fi anti-folk. She's cute and lewd, sometimes within the same song, making clever pop culture and New York City references within her quick-witted rhymes. Sesame Street meets Ani DiFranco and Bob Dylan on shy songs such as opener "Chemistry," while Dawson even has a little girl to sing backup vocals on "Everything's Alright." Rarely does she add anything else, aside from something such as a twinkling toy piano in "Will You Be Me?" Whether she's expressing suppressed memories or feelings about relationships, there's plenty of leftover childhood angst. And that makes for something unyieldingly genuine. ~ Kenyon Hopkin

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CD: 1

  1. 1. Chemistry - 3:30
  2. 2. Velvet Rabbit - 4:11
  3. 3. Hadlock Padlock - 4:17
  4. 4. Being Cool - 3:37
  5. 5. Anthrax - 3:22
  6. 6. Beer - 3:11
  7. 7. Will You Be Me? - 3:20
  8. 8. Everything's Alright - 3:41
  9. 9. For Katie - 7:56

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