Muppets: The Green Album

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Cool, modern remakes of classic, clean Muppet tunes.

Parents say

age 3+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Educational Value

Meant to entertain rather than educate.

Positive Messages

Tons of positive messages about friendship, love, strong self-esteem, and more.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Advocates accepting others for who they are and sharing what you have with those you love.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

Tied into an extensive line of Muppets products and promotions.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that although Muppets: The Green Album features hip rock bands like Weezer and My Morning Jacket who typically make music for adults, all of the bands sing these classic Muppet songs verbatim, so there are no iffy lyrics. The result is an album full of fun, inspirational tunes with a modern rock sound -- a great choice for kids and adults alike.  

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 2 and 5 year old Written byaevachan September 4, 2011

Pure joy.

I have been a huge fan of the Muppets since my own childhood, dutifully collecting their DVD's, merchandise, and hungrily reading any Henson biography I ca... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byEricCarrRulez April 28, 2012

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Fantastic!

What's the story?

On this wholesome but cool album, contemporary rockers like My Morning Jacket, OK Go, Alkaline Trio, and The Airborne Toxic Event put a new spin on timeless Muppet tunes, including "Rainbow Connection," "Bein' Green," and "Wishing Song." The end result is a collection of squeaky-clean, hip tunes that both kids and adults will enjoy.

Is it any good?

It's hard to say which are the truly standout songs among the many excellent tracks on this record. The light, lovely quality of Andrew Bird's "Bein' Green," the eclectic rendition of the "Muppet Show Theme Song" by OK Go, and the hilarious take on "Mahna Mahna" by The Fray are just a few of the tracks that families will find themselves listening to over and over. This is an excellent album for kids (and parents) of all ages to share and enjoy together.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the differences between the classic versions of these songs by Kermit the Frog and other Muppets and the new versions on this album. Which do you like better?

  • Does hearing a classic track sung by someone else change how you feel about the song? Why or why not?

Music details

For kids who love cool bands and Muppets

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