I just got done listening to Bill, Ella and Liam count down the top 11 kiddie albums of 2009. Maybe you were listening as well. If not, and if you're curious about the discs that made the cut this year, head on over to the Fids & Kamily website for the complete list with write-ups on each record.
Many of you have already seen my top 10, as it was published in the current issue of Time Out New York Kids. What you haven't seen yet is the proper order for my 10 (the Time Out NY list is in no particular order). Here's my official ballot, as turned in to the Fids & Kamily powers-that-be:
- Field Trip - Recess Monkey
- John and Mark's Children's Record - John and Mark
- Dizzy - Lunch Money
- Thank You For Joining the Happy Club - Billy Kelly
- Mellow Fever - Gustafer Yellowgold
- Family Photograph - The Dreyer Family Band
- My Trampoline - Peter Himmelman
- Great Day - Milkshake
- Kids in the City - Laura Doherty
- Something Sweet - King Pajama
You can certainly buy all these discs from Amazon, through the widget below. But, you'd be better served heading over to the Pokey Pup. They've got all the winners and honorable mentions in one spot, in the special Fids & Kamily page of their site (I don't see Amazon doin' that!).
It was a spectacular year for all-ages/family/kid's music (call it what you will). I continue to say, and stand by the statement, that we are in the midst of the Golden Age of Family Music (yes, it deserves the caps). Naturally, paring down to 10 albums wasn't the easiest thing I've ever done. New CDs from TMBG, Johnny Bregar, The Not-Its, Billy Jonas, Robert Bobbert, The Jimmies (Live), Cathy & Marcy, Daddy A Go-Go, Mr. Leebot, The Sippy Cups, Eric Herman...the list goes on and on...made this tough.
So many good albums have already been (or are about to) be released this month, counting towards 2010, meaning that next year is probably going to be as amazing in this crazy kiddie rock world.