A few weeks ago, I was approached by The Muse Box and asked if I’d be interested in reviewing a new band getting a lot of buzz with under-five set and their parents. Of course! I would be delighted to hear anything other than Jack’s Big Music Show, The Wiggles and The Wonder Pets! My daughter (almost 4) has been hooked on The Wiggles since her first introduction to them a few years ago, and they drive me absolutely batty!
So anyway, last week I was thrilled to check the mail and see a package from The Muse Box. Inside were two copies of the debut album from The Rattles. The project is the brainchild of a longtime animator of kids’ programs for Nickelodeon, who enlisted some talented NY-area power-pop musicians to collaborate on a project designed to be something kids and adults could listen to together. Released on August 17, this album is full of a peppy mix of classic rock and a modern pop sound. As soon as you listen to the album, you’ll immediately know that the band was heavily influenced by The Beatles. My husband, who’s a Beatles fan, was even impressed with how easy this was on his ears. Coming from my husband, that means a lot!
Both of my kids love this album, especially my daughter. She asks for The Rattles every time we get in the car now, and usually complains because I don’t have the volume high enough for her to properly ‘rock out’. When we play it inside, an immediate dance party ensues, and I don’t mind a bit!
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