Yo Gabba Gabba: Music Is Awesome! Vol. 2

Music review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
Yo Gabba Gabba: Music Is Awesome! Vol. 2 Music Poster Image
Funky-fun retro music with a lesson in every groove.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 3+
Based on 2 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

"All My Friends Are Different" shows the beauty in being different and being kind to everyone whether they are like you or not.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The songs encourage kindness, compassion, and movement.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

Promotes Nick Jr. TV show and products.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this CD is a mix of familiar favorites from the hit Nick Jr. TV show and super-cool music from bands who've been guests, such as Weezer and The Ting Tings. The music is retro-style and funky-fun, teaching lessons along the way.  Even families who don't watch the show will enjoy these upbeat tunes.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 12 and 12 year old Written byResponibleParentOf2 August 31, 2012

Yo Gabba Gabba at it's worst.

My middle school boys can't listen to this album since it promotes music as entertainment. Kids shouldn't be exposing to entertaining things.
Parent of a 13 year old Written by......... January 2, 2011

meh

it seems alittle to goody goody and sweet and weird show ur kids alittle weirdness and in life be better people thats how my mother raised me and im more open m... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old September 18, 2010

Singing and dancing to music is AWESOME!

My baby brother loooves this show. I love the messages.
Kid, 9 years old September 13, 2010

Don't like it

Don't like it so much. It's ok

What's the story?

MUSIC IS AWESOME! VOLUME 2 gives fans even more of the funkadelic kiddie tunes that make the Nick Jr. TV show Yo Gabba Gabba! such a hit with preschoolers and parents. With favorite lesson-loaded tunes like "Hold Still," "Don't Be Afraid," and "All My Friends Are Different," parents can feel some peace in knowing their kids are being taught a thing or two. And, with the inclusion of super-cool retro music from musical guests like Weezer, Jimmy Eat World, The Ting Tings, and MGMT, among many others, parents can have some fun too. A deluxe version is available on iTunes, with 3 additional bonus tracks from the show.

Is it any good?

Yo Gabba Gabba! has already made a name for itself by using retro-modern techno tunes (with loveable, Technicolor characters) to teach kids everyday lessons about life and growing up. The music is upbeat, fun, and unlike any other kids' music today -- or ever. From singing about topics as varied as being afraid, finding art in nature, and smiling for the camera even when you don't want to, Music is Awesome! Volume 2 is packed with teachable-moment dance hits that preschoolers love. What makes this album even better than most is that it includes a generous portion of songs from celebrity guest musicians, making the music enjoyable for grownups, too.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the upbeat songs here. Does the music make you want to get up and dance? What are some fun ways to stay active other than dancing? Why is it so important to be active?

  • Does listening to this music make you want to watch the TV show? Why do you like the music? How often do you watch this TV show? Now with digital recorders, it's much easier for kids to become addicted to certain programs and characters. How much is too much?

  • A lot of the songs talk about being kind to everyone, even when they are different. Do you sometimes feel different from your friends? Why is it important to be kind to everyone? How do you feel if someone isn't nice to you?

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