Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Music Is Awesome(er)

It's been roughly a year since I wrote about Yo Gabba Gabba! Music Is Awesome and two years since I wrote about the first soundtrack CD. Ever since I spun that first CD for my daughter, she's totally dug the music. What's so strange about that fact though is that she doesn't watch the show. Ever. She hasn't seen an episode in I don't know how long. When asked she'll tell you that she thinks it's strange and weird (which granted, it totally is)! But she'll listen to the music till the cows come home.

That being said, her eyes lit up when I showed her that I had gotten her a copy of Yo Gabba Gabba! Music Is Awesome Volume 2. Two years later, she finds as much joy in listening to DJ Lance Rock, Muno, Foofa, Brobee, Toodee and Plex sing about hanging out with insects (All My Friends are Insects or I Love Bugs), crazy backyard shenanigans (Pool Party), and mechanical marvals (The Robot Song). While there are a couple of songs here carried over from Volume 1, the vast majority of the twenty one tracks are brand new, although just as quirky and zany. The show is now its third season, and the tunes here come from skits in episodes, but you certainly don't need to have seen the show to enjoy the music. Just ask folks who hit Coachella this year, where the YGG crew hit the stage.and rocked out.

Backing up the YGG cast on Volume 2 are a wide assortment of musicians including Weezer, Hot Hot Heat, Datarock, Solange Knowles, Jimmy Eat World, and others. If you do have a little one's ears to please, this is a great way to introduce them to some real musicians. If you don't, there's still plenty of childish fun to be had listening to these songs.

The Aquabats! - Pool Party : Yo Gabba Gabba! Music Is Awesome Volume 2

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