The Muppets Soundtrack

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Super-clean, cute soundtrack has something for everyone.

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 4+
Based on 6 reviews

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

Educational Value

Uplifting lessons about working together to accomplish a goal.

Positive Messages

Several positive messages about teamwork, strong relationships between both siblings and friends, and more.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Lots of good role model behavior, like sticking by those you care about in good times and bad and pitching in to help.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

Promotes the movie.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Muppets Soundtrack is a super-clean, cute album filled with old Muppet tunes, new songs from The Muppets movie, and even a couple of tracks from classic artists like Simon and Garfunkel and Starship. With no graphic language or mature content whatsoever, it's a great listen for both young kids and older kids at heart.

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Teen, 15 years old Written byMoviedudde18 September 11, 2012

Muppets (2012)

A WONDERFUL SOUNDTRACK
Teen, 17 years old Written byRobbShowMovieReviews May 26, 2012

The Muppets SoundTrack Movie Review

Really good soundtrack from Fantastic movie.

What's the story?

THE MUPPETS SOUNDTRACK is a collection of 15 songs from the 2011 movie about the most famous puppets on the planet. The compilation includes some old-school Muppet songs like "The Muppet Show Theme" and "Rainbow Connection," new songs just for the movie (most courtesy of Flight of the Conchords star Bret McKenzie) with titles like "Life's a Happy Song" and "Me Party," and a couple more classics from Simon and Garfunkel ("Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard") and Starship ("We Built This City"). Old or new, all of these songs have one thing in common: they're squeaky-clean and super-fun.

Is it any good?

No matter what your age, you can't help but smile at the especially cute songs on this album. Jason Segel's dual talent as a comedian and musician shine through in tracks such as "Man or Muppet," and other stars of the film like Chris Cooper, Amy Adams, and (of course) Miss Piggy give equally endearing performances on tunes including "Let's Talk About Me" and "Me Party." The creativity is particularly strong in the all-chicken squawk cover of Cee-Lo Green's "Forget You" and (edited) cover of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by The Muppet Barbershop Quartet.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how the new Muppets movie and soundtrack compare to older Muppet movies, TV shows, and music. Are the messages in older songs like "Rainbow Connection" still relevant?

  • Do the songs from the movie do a good job of relating the many positive messages included in it? Why were these particular songs included?

Music details

For kids who love soundtracks and classic tunes

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