Undeniable

 
More family-friendly Chipmunk fun.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Lyrics are either mildly inspiring ("Three Little Birds," "Don't Stop Believin'") or just plain fun ("Time Warp").

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

There's no product placement in the lyrics; CD packaging unavailable for review at this time. The Chipmunks brand has seen increased merchandising since the animated movie was released.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this follow-up to last year's hit album is a family-friendly collection of rock favorites, with no lyric content to worry about.

What's the story?

Alvin, Simon, and Theodore are back with a new album of rock 'n' roll cover songs -- the first in 15 years not associated with a movie release. Songs like "Shake Your Groove Thing" (with a guest appearance by Drew Seeley) and "Three Little Birds" aren't necessarily naturals for the Chipmunks, but the animated superstars rise to the occasion with energy and panache, performing the album's 14 covers in inimitable Chipmunks style.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Produced by Ali Dee (of Speed Racer, Transformers, and Garfield soundtrack fame), UNDENAIBLE doesn't quite project the indelible charm of 2007's movie soundtrack, but it does offer some giggles for kids of all ages who just can't help loving digitally transformed voices. Jollier by far than many "educational" children's records -- and cheaper and safer than laughing gas -- the Chipmunks' musical secret seems to be sincerity. These guys are playing it straight, no matter how silly they sound to us. The album's highlight, "Time Warp" (from The Rocky Horror Picture Show), is guranteed to get toddlers up and dancing, and that alone is worth the price of admission.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the fact that Alvin and the Chipmunks are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2008. Does anyone in your family remember their first hit record? How is it different than the Chipmunks' music today? Why do you think their brand of funny music has endured while other pop stars come and go so quickly?

Music details

Artist:Alvin and the Chipmunks
Release date:November 4, 2008
Label:Razor & Tie
Genre:Children's Music
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Parent of a 8 and 9 year old Written byminivanmaster November 9, 2009
age 2+
 

Good songs, very positive, teaches morals but not good language choices for young children

I really like this album but i have just one problem, Being a Catholic I absolutely hate having the Lord's name in vein said in a song. the song Undeniable on this CD says "God" in vein and I do not like that for my children otherwise it is awesome!
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 14 years old Written bySomebodysMe July 13, 2009
age 7+
 

CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!

Totally a cute record........loved it! Contains songs like Journey's "Don't stop Believing" and Bon Jovi's "Livin on a Prayer". Some people from the older generation will be appalled at the "butchering" of the former (my mom said "steve perry has turned into a chipmunk!) but it's a cute mix. This song is even edited for cleanless! (the lyrics "the smell of wine and cheap perfume" were replaced with "the smell of fur and cheap cartoons") There is a little bit of rap, but nothing explicit! ADORABLE MUST LISTEN NOW!!!!
What other families should know
Too much sex
Adult Written bykingdionusur November 17, 2008
age 16+
 

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