Artist: The Dirty Sock Funtime Band
Album: The Dirty Socks Come Clean
Age Range: 4 through 8
Description: New York's DSFB comes back with their third and most insane album yet. "Insane" is really a positive term here -- the album is nothing if not an audio soundtrack for the TV show the DSFB should really have (and have even produced some episodes for). Songs like "Robots from the 4th Dimension" and "Monster's Lullaby" have a silly theatricality that works well in audio-only form, but would be even better with visuals to go along with them. The power-pop is leavened with a great deal of humor, a lot courtesy of "Mr. Clown," whose duet with a very game Laurie Berkner on "We're In Love" is one of the album's highlights. This is an album where songs like "National Hiccup Day" are the rule and earnest songs like "Mama's Song" are the exception. You can stream the album here. The melodies here are nice, but if your family are fans of "Weird Al" Yankovic or other "funny song" artists, this'll be a great kindie transition. (And if those things make you cringe, well, then, this ain't for you.) Recommended.
Note: I was provided a copy of the album for possible review.