Let's Go Everywhere

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Funky, smart kids' debut from famous trio.

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Respectful of children's intelligence with clever lyrics, excellent musicianship, and inclusive non-preachy humor.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this wonderful CD offers the best kind of kids' music there is; it's intelligent yet accessible to very young children, complex enough to appeal to parents and older siblings, and never talks down or gets too teacher-y. There is no objectionable content.

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What's the story?

It's always a pleasure to hear children's music that's produced with the same standards of excellence applied to music for adults, and Medeski Martin & Wood's first children's CD, LET'S GO EVERYWHERE, is a fine example and a winner in every way. The \"message\" songs are delivered without a trace of preachiness, and the interplay of adult and children's vocals never sounds forced. Highlights are \"Pirates Don't Take Baths\" (\"She said, my dear, you stink/and then she plopped me in the sink\") and \"Let's Go Everywhere,\" a song that lists hundreds of destinations, both exotic and familiar.

Is it any good?

Funny, intelligent lyrics are accompanied by witty instrumental tracks -- all exquisitely produced. Actually, there isn't a clunker in the bunch. Medeski Martin & Wood have raised the children's-music bar for years to come.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the lyrics of "Pirates Don't Take Baths." Can you think of some clever ways to get out of taking your bath when you aren't in the mood? You can also talk about "Let's Go Everywhere." How many of the places listed have you been to, or heard of?

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