A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
What's the story?
A two-man band, The Sugar Free AllStars know how to put the \"fun\" in fun-ky fresh rock for kids with their album, FUNKY FRESH AND SUGAR FREE. The ten tracks feature cool keyboards, drums, and a host of other sounds to deliver fuss-free messages about being a kid and having fun.
Is it any good?
At first listen, the keyboard synths and rockin' riffs on Funky Fresh and Sugar Free seem a trifle repetitive and overwhelming. But as you make your way through the tracks, the complex yet refreshing sound grows on you. No fancy clickety-clanks and silly tricks to keep kids engaged; just good, solid tunes to get kids moving. The music is upbeat, interesting, and accompanies lyrics that get kids bouncing, clapping, sharing, and singing about having fun. As a bonus, there's a great cover of the Beatles' fave "Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da," and a cool track about having a blast on your birthday. No fuss, just fun -- for kids and their parents too.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the music here. This album has a different sound from other typical kids' music. What instruments do you hear? Do you like the sounds? Do you think this music is better suited for younger or older kids? Why? What about the lyrics? Are these appropriate for any age?
Many musicians today like to "cover" songs, or perform songs that belong to other singers. Do you like when musicians do this? Why do you think musicians like to sing the songs of other musicians? Do you know which song on this album is a cover? (Ask Mom or Dad, they'll know.)
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