Artist: Koo Koo Kanga Roo
Album: Whoopty Whoop
Age Range: 3 through 8
Description: There's not many bands that can say they've toured with both Yo Gabba Gabba and Frank Turner, but the Twin Cities duo count themselves in that exclusive club. On their new album Whoopty Whoop, Koo Koo Kanga Roo offer up high-energy, super-positive dance tracks about pizza, cake, and unibrows. (Yeah, that's right - unibrows.) They're jokey, but groovy, and in their best songs, like "Fanny Pack" and "I Like Cake," they somehow manage to make kids and adults smile while getting them both to move their booty from left to right (and if you don't think that kids should be shaking their booty from left to right, then I suggest that you don't listen to "Left 2 Right"). I wanted to like the album more than I did -- some of the songs overstay their welcome by about a minute -- but I can see how they'd form the basis for an awesome live show (which is how they've toured with YGG and Turner).
Even at 28 minutes in length, the shiny quirkiness may be too much for you, dear supervisor of kids, to take in one sitting. (Stream it here for yourself.) With an iDevice on shuffle or in a mix CD for your kids, it'll fit in nicely. Recommended for the silliest kid in your life -- especially when they need to burn off some extra energy.