Artist: Sharron Kraus
Album: Songs for the Twins
Description: Kraus is an English folksinger who's also spent some time in Philadelphia. This album was originally released 8 years ago but is getting a digital spin. It's a collection of nursery rhymes and folk songs, many -- but not all -- of which will be familiar to parents (or those who remember their childhood). Why would I suggest you give this album a spin when you've probably heard these songs dozens of times before? Because there's an eerieness and deliberate anti-modern sound to the album that is uncommon in today's kids' music. It's cleverly arranged, but one of the strengths of this album is that many tracks sound like they could have been recorded 250 years ago.