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Turn Up Your Carpool Playlist

Five children's albums that you'll actually want to listen to.

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At this time each year, we are blessed with a list of five children’s albums that don’t make us want to run from the car screaming. Throw these Grammy nominees for best children’s album of the year on your “children are present” playlist.

Brighter Side

Gustafer Yellowgold
Track to sample: “Baconstein”
Liner Notes: This album features two tracks with Wilco’s Pat Sansone.

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Feel What U Feel

*Winner – Best Children’s Album of the Year

Lisa Loeb
Track to sample: “Say Hello”
Liner Notes: Craig Robinson (The Office) sings with Loeb on two tracks and Ed Helms (The Office) plays banjo on “Wanna Do Day.”

Lemonade

Justin Roberts
Track to sample: “Lemonade”
Liner Notes: “Valentine (I Don’t Wanna Be Yours)” is the perfect anti-Valentine’s Day anthem for the girls/boys-are-yucky club.

Rise Shine #Woke

Alphabet Rockers
Track to sample: “I’m Proud”
Liner Notes: This hip-hop children’s group focuses themes on social change and racial justice.

Songs of Peace & Love for Kids & Parents Around The World

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Track to sample: “Old MacDonald Zulu Style”
Liner Notes: You’ll recognize this group’s sound from their contribution to Paul Simon’s 1986 album Graceland.

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