It’s been a while since I’ve shared some family friendly music, and with the school holidays coming up, now is a great time to fill up your iPod! Joining us today is our music reviewer Jill, who describes herself as “a mother of two awesome children, a facepainter, a community services worker, who wants to be a domestic goddess when I grow up (probably more goddess, less domestic)…” – take it away Jill!
Rocksteady by Josh & the Jamtones
Right from the start, this album had us bopping along. Starting strong with ‘Race U’, Josh & the Jamtones blend reggae, ska, rap, alt rock, and a little funk into an infectious list of songs; throwing in some humour between tracks for good measure. Our other top picks include ‘Love’ and the uncredited bonus track.
It’s certainly clear that Josh & the Jamtones love what they do, and their exuberance truly shines through. This upbeat album will have your kids dancing and singing along, yet it’s sophisticated enough that will keep you rocking out in your car even after school drop off.
I would recommend this to any family looking to move away from/avoid traditional ‘kids music’. And, like a picture of a penguin, it would be impossible to listen to this and remain down in the dumps! A rocksteady winner!
The verdict… 4.5/5