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I think it's TMBG's best work in a long time (and that's saying a lot). All the songs have very catchy tunes and are highly amusing: they'll have you humming after the first viewing. The visuals are also very well produced and kid-friendly.
The musical styles are quite varied - from jangly upbeat kid stuff ("Go For G", "Fake Believe"), to ballads ("D and W", "Can You Find It?"), to rock 'n roll ("Who Put the Alphabet..."), to country-western ("I C U"), to psychedelic ("Pictures of Pandas Painting"), to electronica/dance ("Alphabet Lost and Found").
Every song is guaranteed to stick in your head for weeks to come.
Get this DVD/CD: I highly recommend it for both the kids and the adults in the family.
I must admit that this CD brings back fond memories of my parents, aunts, uncles and occasional babysitters reading to me on the living room sofa trying to show me that "books and words" are our friends. This is precisely the thing that Flansburgh and Linnell are doing here on this CD; and I suppose my affection for this CD is partly because it brings back the really good memories I have. In fact, I just bought two copies for nieces and nephews of mine! (One CD I got at the local store because I couldn't wait and the other through Amazon. I guess this makes me a TMBG enthusiast! GRIN)
I especially like the way the three bonus tracks follow the song "Goodnight." It's just so thoughtful, just like the way little children say "Good night, Mommy" and then ask for yet just one more bedtime story, "please?Read more ›
But (and it's a BIG but), this has not the charm of their previous kid's effort "No, No, No" and it's entirely Disney's fault (the album is a Disney production). "No, No, No" had these really cute little animations/games that could be played, simply, on your computer. But if you put "ABCs" into your computer, what comes up is merely a link to Disney's web site--and you have to REGISTER--and it's not clear whether once you do there will be any added content. In fact, it took about 10 minutes to figure out how to circumvent Disney's tremendous need to market to my hapless kids and merely *listen* to the album.
So the visual angle that reinforced the songs and increased the play value of the previous album is gone daddy gone. Now Disney has your name and your kids' name too. John, John, my kids want to see your letters boogie - do they have to be SOLD to to see it?
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I had one of these for my grand daughter. She loved it so much that she played it out. Had to order this second one for her.Published 26 days ago by rosemary rivera
Here Comes Science is a much better album by TNBG for kids. This one is a bit annoying and disjointed. Half the songs have nothing to do with the ABC's.Published 2 months ago by Lori Kobz
one of the best kids' albums ever.. "E eats everything", "Go for G", "C is for Conifers", "the Alphabet of Nations", "LMNO", ah man, these... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Brett Hydeman
I have bought this for dozens of friends. It was literally my go to prezzies for new parents. Then I bought it for my two year old. Ooops. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Adrienne J. Smith
I like the songs, not so much for teaching the alphabet, but musically. My biggest complaint is that the CD was in the case so tightly I broke it in half trying to remove it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amary
I never really explored TMBG for kid's music, but their albums are GREAT. Here Come the 123s and Here Comes Science are great. The Science is my favorite. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Maureen H.
I LOVE TMBG! So when I read the reviews before buying this, I discounted all the negative ones. After the fact, I wish I hadn't. Read morePublished 5 months ago by D. Coplin
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|Original version of "I C U"?||
I'm just as confused as you are. I think it might depend on how you view the DVD. When we played the disc using the "Play All" selection on our region-free DVD player in Germany, the live-action video *always* played. We never even knew there was an alternative. But after moving to the... Read More
Jul 2, 2010 by Dilettante | See all 3 posts