Music review by
Scott Bierko, Common Sense Media
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Danceable, dorky techno pop for kids.

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Adult Written bywhovian85 April 9, 2008


Devo is an awsome band, this is just...well stupid.
Adult Written byhappy77801 April 9, 2008


NOT very good. The kids obviously dont play the instruments, it's just very annoying.
Teen, 16 years old Written bysmokeydiablo April 9, 2008

Don't buy this for your children...

If you do, you are only giving them a ruined, dumbed-down version of some great songs that should remain the way they were. But them a real Devo album instead;... Continue reading

What's the story?

Over 20 years ago, Devo's staccato hit, \"Whip It,\" caused a sensation -- as did the band's delightful dorky image. Unfortunately, the signature sound never evolved and the band disappeared into the annals of one-hit wonders. Too bad -- there's a lot of talent there. Transition to the present and DEV2.0, the band reinvented by Disney and Devo: a likable group of teeny-boppers who strut around the stage pretending to play their instruments amidst a barrage of weird animation. It's reminiscent of The Monkees, a group of actors hired to play the roles of musicians. However, The Monkees had some of the best songwriters in their tent (Neil Diamond, Carole King, Tommy Boyce) while Dev2.0 has, well, Devo.

Is it any good?

The CD and accompanying video are fun and well produced. Surely, some kids will be inspired to become pop stars after watching Dev2.0, who make it look like so much fun! But it would have been great to see some of the talent behind the original Devo expand their talents, rather than try to pass off these old songs and arrangements as children's music, which it certainly is not.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the original band's signature song, "Whip It," and how its quirky and catchy delivery still has the ability to make everyone want to dance and sing along with the band. What makes a song memorable or a hit?

Music details

  • Artist: Dev2.0
  • Release date: March 14, 2006
  • Label: Disney
  • Genre: Children's Music
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: July 15, 2015

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