- You can check out the Best Music of 2007 for Kids and Families just in time for holiday gift lists.
- Be sure to read Stefan's wise article Share Your Music and Let Them Share Theirs while you're there.
- You can also hear selections from all the winning albums on Spare the Rock Spoil the Child.
So with that history in mind, it's not too surprising that Nettwerk has been targeting bloggers as part of their marketing campaign for For the Kids Three. If Zooglobble gives it a "definitely recommended" and The Lovely Mrs. Davis has it in her Minivan Rotation, that's a pretty big buzz already (at least in the land of cyber-savvy moms and dads who pride themselves on music cred). And here I am writing about it, too...and that's, well, something.
The album, by the way, is quite cool. Definitely worthy of a #12 on the Fids & Kamily Awards. There are a couple misses on the album, but in general Nettwerk has gathered a bunch of hip, unexpected artists (like Moby and Hem and Over the Rhine) who generally perform adult indie-pop music and created an album for kids (apparently, the third in a very hip series). The music is a mix of traditional kids' songs (done very non-traditionally) and originals that will probably make you smile and dance around a bit. Highlights for me?
- My Little Bird by Rogue Wave (who I will *definitely* be checking out now)
- I Want to Have Fun by Of Montreal (fun is the operative word here)
- My Darling Clementine by The Submarines and Wheels on the Bus by Kyle Andrews (just because I didn't think these two songs could *ever* sound hip, and these do)
- Does Your Cat Have a Moustache by The Format (because this rocks)
- See You On the Moon by Great Lake Swimmers (sweet, sweet lyrics)
Bonus: A portion of the proceeds of the album go to VH1 Save the Music Foundation, which is dedicated to restoring and sustaining music programs in public schools.