Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Kidz Bop Kids|
Kidz Bop 6
Genres: Pop, Children's Music
The Kidz Bop Kids are back with their best Kidz Bop CD ever! Kidz Bop 6 is filled with the coolest songs, sung by kids for kids! Tracks Include: With You This Love Come Clean Are You Gonna Be My Girl The Reason You Don't K... more »
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The Kidz Bop Kids are back with their best Kidz Bop CD ever! Kidz Bop 6 is filled with the coolest songs, sung by kids for kids! Tracks Include: With You This Love Come Clean Are You Gonna Be My Girl The Reason You Don't Know My Name Toxic My Immortal Me, Myself & I Hold On The First Cut Is The Deepest Ocean Avenue Burn Meant To Live I'm Still In Love With You Beautiful (Dance Remix) All Star (Dance Remix) Sk8ter Boi (Dance Remix)
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C'mon, we aren't raising kids THIS retarded (I hope).
Shotgun Method | NY... No, not *that* NY | 12/02/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Reasons why the "Kidz Bop" series of compilations are signs of the end times (or damn close, anyway):
1. Every (and I do mean EVERY) song is endlessly recycled mainstream pop radio fodder. It's all here, folks. Everything from lipsynching flash-in-the-pans, to Hot Topic rejects, to uber-bland alt radio muzak. Lousy, lousy taste in source material to begin with. Throw in a Limp Bizkit or Nelly album and you'll have all the bases covered for intellectually sterile crap.
2. Ironically, a good deal of these songs contain sexual (Are You Gonna Be My Girl?, Toxic) or dark (Hold On, My Immortal) subject matter, completely unedited. Would you actually expose your tyke to a lyric like "I've tried so hard to tell myself that you're gone/and though you're still with me/I've been alone all along?" Might as well throw them a Joy Division album while you're at it. The music is actually worth a serious listen.... unlike Evanescence.
3. They actually get ahold of bad songs and make them WORSE. Phenomenally WORSE. How so? Well, remove the original vocalists and replace them with way out-of-key children and equally tone-deaf adults. I can sing better than this, and trust me, that ain't saying much. Hell, I'd rather listen to this with the sounds of screaming rhesus monkeys overdubbed. At least it would accurately represent the evolutionary state of people who buy this for their kids.
4. They take last year's rehashed crap and make dance remixes out of them. If you thought Sk8ter Boi (and I lost 10 IQ points by just typing that song title) was bad in its original form, imagine a buttpounder remix with the aforementioned "vocalists" over top. It's enough to drive any sane adult batsh-t crazy.
5. Even their album covers suck arse. Am I the only one who notices this? The awful backgrounds, the HUGE block lettering in random bright colors...nice job with the sales aids, guys! Almost gave my cat a seizure. Negative stars for packaging alone.
I could continue on ad nauseum, but I think I've made my point. Turn your kids away from mind-numbing contemporary radio. Go buy 'em something by The Beatles, Big Star, Beach Boys etc. for their pop fix. If you really want to stimulate their noggins, encourage an appreciation of Dylan. If you're an Ultra-Conservative Parent who fears pop culture and thinks that the inclusion of lyrics in music will make your children engage in random acts of violence, have them take some doses of Coltrane, Davis, Brubeck, and Parker and call me in the mornin'. Just don't buy this, concerned parents, or I may have to report you for child abuse."
Kidz Poop is more like it
silentpyjamas | Dark Vegas | 12/07/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"i don't own any of these cd's, though i have been subjected to them here and there. reading these reviews i think a lot of people missed the point. a few got it, much to my delight. of course the cd sounds like trash. there are very few decent artists on it. the inclusion of britney spears rates it automatically trash for me. i'm not, however, so worried about the sound. i have a 2-year old niece and a host of other children in my life and listening to really annoying-sounding children's songs is something i have the fortitude to stomach.
the point here for me is that Kidz Bop is full of content i wouldn't want any child of mine listening to. as some have pointed out, the lyrics to Evanescence's "My Immortal" are quite poignant and require more understanding than a child's limited experiences can provide.
for the chap (or chapette) who said their hip 8 year old daughter loves these cd's, i have only to say that i wouldn't let my own child listen to this because the content is too mature. no 8-year-old child needs to know yet about toxic anything, being turned on, wanting someone, or any of the other of the array of frightening material on this cd. for me it's not a matter of whether the kids like the music. as a parent it is your job to take care with the things your child sees and hears. does an eight-year-old girl really need to be exposed to sexual content? it's already been proven that children these days are dabbling in things that are presented to them by the media in such a way that it's appealing to them, yet the implications of what they are dealing with is far beyond their capacity to comprehend or compensate for appropriately.
it comes as no surprise to me that while the first of these cd's was relatively benign, over the years the music included has become more and more suggestive. changing the lyrics as taken less and less priority over marketing these cd's to children in a hurry to listen to the latest top 40 garbage. this is not to say that all top 40 songs are garbage, but it seems to me that the more violent, suggestive, evocative the lyrics (and video and artist's image) the more popular the songs become. i am a fan of Maroon 5 but i'll be damned if i am *ever* going to listen to my child sing ANYTHING with the word "coming" in it the way it's used in that song. really? is it really okay for a little kid to sing "i tried to keep her coming every night, so hard to keep her satisfied?" what will you do when you have to explain that lyric to your child? personally i'd be ashamed to have that coming out of the mouth of any child of mine, because it would mean that as a parent i am lax in my job because it's too much work to be vigilant.
keep mature content where it belongs, in the hands and minds of mature people, who can understand and respond appropriately. this cd brings too much to children and i'm pretty sure it's contributing to the decline of society."
Not really for kids and awful to boot.....
J. Dennison | Ohio | 11/27/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"With songs such as "Toxic", "Are You Gonna Be My Girl?", and "My Immortal" (all unchanged, I must add here),this CD is 100% unsuitable for children there is no merit to this CD as not only is it not appropriate, but every CD in this series sounds as though as a group of children are singing with their babysitter at a birthday party, and that the babysitter is allowing them to use suggestive language.
Honestly, these CD's seem to be for cheapskate lazy parents who won't shell out money for or time to find "real" CD's such as the Radio Disney series, which contain edited versions of the real songs (by the real artists no less) and the awesome soundtrack to Sega's "Sonic Heroes" video game.
And I have experience with these reprehensible discs because my nieces insist upon listening to them, and I have a feeling that we will all be subjected to another year of having to listen to "Kidz Bop Christmas". You know, it's funny that my mom and stepdad find real Christmas CD's such as Gary Hoey's "Ho Ho Hoey" annoying and refuse to let me play them at the family Christmases, but that squawking children aren't annoying and children who have no business singing "All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth" played over is entertainment. And God forbid we say anything negative about it or my 8 year old niece throws an ungodly fit. Someone pass the eggnog...heavily spiked please because I have a feeling my niece is getting this one for Christmas...yippee and woo hoo.This being said, I really give this no stars, but one is the lowest this system goes, so I guess I have to be happy with that."