Monday, July 5, 2010

The Rattles Album Review & Giveaway


The boy LOVES to dance.  When I ask him "do you want me to turn on the music so we can dance?" he will walk over to the stereo and points at it before patiently wait for the music to begin, at which point the booty shaking begins.  He's even started using his arms to dance as of late, just another sign he's getting older and more coordinated.  

The Rattles are an eclectic band of four anthropomorphic critters, musicians and life-long friends, Gus, Kitty, Sal, and Hal, working with inspirations such as The Beatles, Moxy Fruvous, The Monkees, and They Might Be Giants.  Seriously, that's a pretty fun story for the older kiddo's and don't they look so cute and personable on the cover photo?  I have to say I was hopefuly for this album, I enjoy the music of the Rattles' inspiration and combined with children's lyrics, this could really be an album the whole family could enjoy.

We were fortunate to receive a preview version of the Rattles new album Rattle On, for the purposes of this review and its super fun to listen to.  The boy started shaking his bum the first time I turned it on (and subsequent times) and really seems to enjoy the peppy feel and strong beats.  For me, the album feels nostalgic; the songs have familiar melodies, (check out track 5, Goodbye Yesterday) which makes the entire album much more enjoyable for the adult ear.  

The songs definitely have kid-appeal, there's a song about a banana stand and even a cheer type song, R-A-T-T-L-E-S, which the Boy seems to enjoy.  I suspect that as the boy gets to know 'Rattle On' a little more, this might be the one song that starts to drive Momma a little bit crazy, though I'm hoping it doesn't run through my head with the fervor of  "zoom, zoom, zoom - we're going to the moon..." but I think given the fact that its just one song in an entire album, its a good trade-off.

So after all that, you probably want to hear it for yourself right?  

The Rattles, single "Wavy Lane" can be Downloaded for Free HERE, their album RATTLE ON will be released August 17, 2010 AND we will be giving away THREE copies of the Album here on the Momma Stuff Blog.

Enter To Win:
A free copy of The Rattles new Album, Rattle On
(three copies to be awarded)

The First Entry is mandatory; all other entries will be disqualified if it is not included.  Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  

First Entry: Tell us why you want to win the Rattles new Album, Rattle On

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I'm trying to win @TheRattlesBand Rattle On' album #giveaway from @mommastuffblog (ends 8/1) http://bit.ly/d9zayX

Giveaway closes Sunday August 1st at 8pm.  Winner will be determined by a random number generator. Winner will be notified via email and the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new name will be drawn and contacted.

Contest is now closed Congratulations to our winners!
comments #17 Jeannine, #26 Moving Forward and #20 SweetOne624 

40 comments:

  1. I want to win The Rattles "Rattle On" CD because I'm tired of hearing the same pedantic kids music over and over again...I want to scream! Please give me some music that my son and I can listen to together and BOTH enjoy!

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  2. My son loves music and loves to dance and I love switching it up for him and hearing something different for me! LOL
    klove1432@yahoo.com

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  3. I am a new follower via GFC from Baby Blogger Thursday! Feel free to stop by and check out my giveaways!

    Kim
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  4. I want to win this for my my two little ones. They both love music and to dance

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  12. I would love this for my new cousin! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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  15. I would love to win this for the kids I watch. They would love it.

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  16. follow you on twitter @sweetone624

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  22. i want to win too...grandson needs music at granny's

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  26. I would love for my daughter to win this because she LOVES them! It would make her one happy little girl which would make me one happy mamma - good stuff:)
    tracyschultz@yahoo.com

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  27. I would love to win cause my youngest likes to dance like no one ive ever seen :D

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  29. I'd love to win. The kiddo loves to dance & most kids music drives me batty!!

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