Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Her chin-up ditties don't connect every time, but her abandonment of home recording will win new listeners anyway.
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    Achieve[s] the rare bliss of adult pop wisdom. [8 Oct 2004, p.114]
  3. Blender
    Dawson tunefully balances girlish zeal with womanly maturity. [Nov 2004, p.132]
  4. Whether Kimya is trying to find the light side of death or losing faith in her heroes of past, she comes off rather upfront, upbeat, and positive.
  5. Hidden Vagenda is elegantly constructed and outwardly naive, but it lacks a consistent underlying honesty.
  6. Rolling Stone
    Childlike and catchy. [28 Oct 2004, p.103]
  7. Adopts a fuller, more polished sound than her earlier work, but her songwriting is just as innocent and heartfelt-sounding as ever.
  8. This approach leads either to a powerful, palpable intensity that's unremitting, or to a suffocating bathos that's maddeningly distracting from the words of the songs themselves, which ultimately prove inventive and compelling by anyone's standards.
  9. Under The Radar
    Delivers deeply personal, uncompromising songwriting tucked into intelligent and clever lyrics. [#8, p.114]
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. sweennie
    Jun 15, 2005
  2. DanielB
    Mar 27, 2005
    Yeah this record is awesome. Fire, lullaby for the taken, singing machine. 5 years? Awesome
  3. giulia
    Feb 7, 2005
    very symphatic. and i mean "5 years" is briliant.