Thunder Thighs - SELF-RELEASED
FILTER Grade: 74%
By A.D. Amorosi on October 27, 2011
Pop’s original dirty anti-folk star (all hail The Moldy Peaches!) returns from the abyss of kids’ music (2008’s Alphabutt) to make raucous adult music filled with youthful whimsy, curt language and more alt-rock personalities than a Pearl Jam film premiere. John Darnielle (The Mountain Goats), Nikolai Fraiture (The Strokes), Aesop Rock and the Forever Young Senior Citizen Rock and Roll Choir aid and abet Dawson in the making of sweet anthems (“Walk Like Thunder”), brawlers (“Captain Lou”) and bawlers (“Reflections”). She never gets quite where she’s going, but it’s good to have her back.