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Hoped For More
on March 31, 2010
I bought this and Here Come the ABCs for my son after falling in love with No! I'm a huge TMBG fan and really expected more from this album. The songs are mostly passable, but really sound a lot more like straight-up kids music without that flair that the band has always shown in all their work (for kids or adults). The songs are a bit too forced as "edutainment" and the sheer number of short tracks gives the feel of cranking out a bunch of tunes to fill the CD. The end result feels like a random collection of odds and ends instead of a fun wonderful kids album like No! A few songs capture that unique feel, like "One Everything" and "Triops Has Three Eyes" but mostly it plays more like a "wacky" kids album for kids. Three stars for that, but I was hoping for something I would enjoy as well instead of merely tolerating.
Sounds like Here Comes the Science is the best of this bunch. I still love TMBG so I may give it a try and hope the third time's the charm!