Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Alvin & The Chipmunks
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Children's Music
Here comes trouble... Aaaalllllllvvvvvin!!! The #1 children's act of all time is back! Alvin and the Chipmunks pick up right where they left off, with the soundtrack to the new FOX film. The group consists of three sin... more »
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Here comes trouble... Aaaalllllllvvvvvin!!! The #1 children's act of all time is back! Alvin and the Chipmunks pick up right where they left off, with the soundtrack to the new FOX film. The group consists of three singing chipmunks: Alvin, the mischievous troublemaker, who quickly became the star of the group, Simon, the tall bespectacled intellectual, and Theodore, the chubby, impressionable sweetheart. The trio is "managed" by their human "father" and confidant, David Seville who is played by Jason Lee in the film. The music on the album is prominently featured throughout the film as the Chipmunks navigate the perils of the music industry and fame. In addition to classic versions of their top tunes ("Witch Doctor" and the "Christmas Song"), these new songs update the chipmunks sound and are sure to appeal not only to kids but to mom, dad, grandma and grandpa - who all grew up with Alvin, Simon and Theodore!
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An absolute dork's review
Ian Roegels | Edmond, Oklahoma | 11/26/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well I'm 24 years old and I'm reviewing a Chipmunk CD. Therefore, you can easily say a dork is reviewing this, and it's probably credible!
My dad grew up with the Chipmunks, I grew up with the Chipmunks, and now my son is. It's sort of a family tradition! Even my mother and my grandmother still love them! To quote them, "They rock!"
So, of course I picked up this latest addition to their catalog, which is also the soundtrack to their first live-action movie. The first song "Bad Day" started up, and already I liked it. I'd easily say it's one of the best songs on the CD. Other standout cuts include "Only You" and the rock version of "The Chipmunk Song". (You had to have known that "Chipmunk Song" and "Which Doctor" would be re-recorded yet again for this! But no biggie.)
The only song I seem to skip every time I listen to this is "Ain't No Party". I just think it's absolutely terrible. Then there are a few songs that aren't quite as good, but they aren't really bad either. (Such as "Get Munked").
It's nice to have the "classic" versions of "Which Doctor" and "Chipmunk Song" on here, particularly "Which Doctor". This version is from 1958, which was originally released under the name "David Seville". This is not the re-recording done for the second Chipmunks album, but in fact the original first version. This used to be somewhat of a hard recording to find (well, at least for me anyways) so it's very nice to have.
So, all in all, if you grew up with these guys like I did, then I don't think you will be too disappointed with this. Now I can't wait to go see the movie! My parents took me to go see "The Chipmunk Adventure", and now I get to go take my son to see this!"
I Like What I Like
Mark Ebert | Lancaster OH | 12/17/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"For twenty-seven years I have been a fan of the Chipmunks (since my brother brought home CHIPMUNK PUNK when I was six). Over the years I've become familiar with both their 1960s and 1980s cartoon shows. I went to the theater and enjoyed most of the new film that this soundtrack is based on.
I am giving it three stars because there is some music I enjoy more than others on this CD. For me, the best tracks are: "The Chipmunk Song" (all three versions), "Bad Day", "Only You (and You Alone)", "Funkytown", and the original version of "Witch Doctor". The other tracks I could have done without in the film and on this CD.
However, I realize that's a matter of taste, and some of you probably have the opposite opinion. As always~Alvin, Simon, and Theodore get five of five stars."
T. Gleason | Maryland, United States | 02/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We loved the movie, and my kids are really enjoying the soundtrack. My kids are 5 and 7, and both have the songs on their Mp3 players. I find myself smiling when listening to the music, since some are new versions of songs I'm already familiar with (funky town, bad day, etc). Very cute soundtrack!"