Thursday, December 29, 2011

CD review: Kidz Bop 21

A few weeks ago I was driving somewhere with the kids in the car, and ended up listening to the local pop music radio station.  Ethan heartily endorsed this decision, as he gets tired of listening to NPR all the time. Soon he was bouncing in his car seat... and then I realized what the song's lyrics were saying and had to quickly switch the station. Ethan was not happy with this decision and kept begging me to turn it back.  Given that he has recently started trying to sing along with all the songs he hears, I didn't think it was a good idea to give in and turn the station back.

Which is why we were all really happy when I got a copy of the newest Kidz Bop CD, Kidz Bop 21. Kidz Bop features the big hit songs of the day, sung for kids, by kids, with inappropriate lyrics replaced with ones that parents don't need to worry about.

We have been fortunate enough to review a lot of truly great kids' music over the past couple of years, but it was nice to have a bit of a change. From the moment I pressed play on the CD player, the kids were dancing and running around the living room.  Dance party in my living room! I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of music and singing and honestly couldn't tell much difference from how the songs sound on the radio (minus the questionable lyrics).  Songs covered on this CD include Party Rock Anthem, You Make Me Feel..., Someone Like You, Moves Like Jagger, and many more.  All in all, this is a fun CD to listen to and dance to, and I know it's going to help get us through these long winter days!

If you'd like to get a sampling of what this CD sounds like, visit this link. Kidz Bop 21 will be available on January 17, 2012.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this CD to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.