Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen|
Brother For Sale, 50 Cents
Genres: World Music, Pop, Children's Music
Brother for Sale finds the nation's most popular pigtailed pair in a straightforward sing-along with, mercifully, 10 of their more melodic-sounding friends. Any 5-year-old will warm to what's addressed here: there's an ode... more »
Brother for Sale finds the nation's most popular pigtailed pair in a straightforward sing-along with, mercifully, 10 of their more melodic-sounding friends. Any 5-year-old will warm to what's addressed here: there's an ode to peanut butter in which the praises of "chunks, lumps, gobs, and globs" of the gooey stuff are sung; an impassioned plea for a pup ("Desperate for a Dog"), in which it's made plain that a gerbil or frog won't do but "a collie or Dalmatian / a poodle or Alsatian / Maltese, Pekinese, please, oh please" will; and an all-kidding-aside reflection on the niceness of being "Hugged by You," especially after a bout of loneliness or scraping a knee. This album's standout, though, is "The New Kid," on which the full complement of friends helps to illustrate the saga of a young fellow who moves to a bustling new block from around the bend and unsuccessfully tries to befriend a boy on a bike (who has all the friends he needs), a girl in gold (who hates boys), a tyke in her crib (who only says "Waa! Waa!"), and, pathetically, a dopey dog (who's busy burying bones and has an unfriendly bark). Right after he hangs his head and starts to cry, everybody shows up to throw him a surprise birthday party, something they pull off without causing this song to go tumbling down a triteness chute. Also fun are the New Orleans-styled "Neighborhood Kitchen Pots and Pans Rhythm Band" and the reggae-infused "Uh-Oh Accident." --Tammy La Gorce
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Great childhood memory
Carly | 04/18/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I believe it was my 7th birthday when I received this album as a present from my aunt and uncle. To this day, I still remember it being one of my favorite tapes ever. I never thought of the girls as being bad singers--since I was just such a huge fan when I was little, I loved listening to it over and over. The songs that Mary Kate and Ashley actually sang themselves were the ones I liked (especially "Peanut Butter")as opposed to the ones where the other choirs of kids came in to sing. Overall, though, I think it's a fun album for kids to enjoy.I know that kids today are growing up watching a more grown-up, mature, and completely different Mary Kate and Ashley than the kids like me who remember them from their lighthearted "Full House" days, and even though I'm a lot more critical of them now I still feel that they've remained good role models for young girls. Their music albums are something that any fan would enjoy having. To me, this, their first album, will always be special to me."
Brother for Sale
Tanya Janwatanagool | st. louis, mo usa | 11/12/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Uh, the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen "Brother for Sale" CD is good and most of the song is really boring. I enjoy listening to it anyways. i ACTUALLY LOVE THIS song called "Peanut Butter" the best! The Peanut Butter can be also be sung in the Snoopy album, too. ..."
Cecilie Olsenfan | Eidsvoll, Norway | 01/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Awww!! Mary-Kate and Ashley don't stop impressing me =D I AM a huge fan and that won't change in the nearest future =) This CD is really worth the money =D Peanut Butter, Brother For Sale, Identical Twins and all the other songs are ROCKIN' cute ;) The CD contains spoken word skits too, not only songs =D They are really funny and cute =) It's like, well.. They have songs about everything.. I mean, peanut butter, accidents, brothers, about being a twin, the fact that you don't wanna hear your parents call when they want you and even sofamobile =D"