Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Review and Giveaway: The Rattles CD


Since becoming a parent, I'm always on the lookout for fun kid's music to play in the car on our way to the store or out of town to see the grandparents. I was given the opportunity to review a kid's music CD called "The Rattles."

"Parents, kids, and music lovers of all ages have been singing unanimous praises for ‘RATTLE ON’, the lively full-length debut from this furry musical menagerie – composed of life-long friends Gus, Sal, Hal, and Kitty.

See what others are saying about this music group:

"Acclaimed parenting author and ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ Editor, Susan Heim referred to the album as “unique”, “catchy”, and “awesome” while Blissful Bee Blog recommended it to “anyone who has children that love music.” The Clever Mommy Chronicles drew comparisons to The Beatles, They Might Be Giants, and Rilo Kiley, and raved, “Really, truly, the CD is fantastic. In fact, I was disappointed because it only has nine tracks. I found myself wanting more. That’s pretty big for a kids’ CD!”

To celebrate the album release, "The Rattles" have come out with a new website, http://www.rattlesrock.com/ where you can learn all about these fuzzy friends playing music together. This fully decked-out, colorful little corner of cyber-space allows The Rattles’ biggest fans to read up on the band’s back-story, listen to some groovy tunes, scope out a slew of tour photos, play interactive games, and shop for official band gear at the online store. There is even a special section for parents!

Here is the list of songs you will find on the CD:

1.Rattle On
2.Lucky Sam’s Banana Stand
3.Shipwreck in the Sky
4.Wavy Lane
5.Goodbye Yesterday
6.1-2-3 Count on Me
8.Monday Morning Drive
9.Apple of My Eye

Our whole family is music lovers. Even my two year old. When I put the CD in the car on our way to daycare, my son had a huge grin on his face when the music started. It's very catchy and family-friendly. The Rattles sound is a cross between The Beatles and Hanson. Before I knew it, the CD was over and I wanted to play it again!  I think our favorite song was 1-2-3 Count on Me. My son seemed to like the lyrics to that one.

Check out The Rattles Video: 

Check them out on Facebook and Twitter too!

Get your own The Rattles CD for $19.99 by going to THE RATTLES website or purchase a song for .99c through their facebook site!

But wait! The Rattles has graciously provided one Texa$aver reader a chance to win their very own copy of their music CD!

Giveaway Prize: A copy of The Rattles CD.

Mandatory Entry: Tell me what kind of music your children like to listen to.

Additional Entries:

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Open to U.S. Only. Please leave a comment for each additional entry. Giveaway ends on November 9, 2010 at 11:59 CST. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and will be announced on the Giveaways page. Winner will also be contacted by email. Be sure that texasaver@yahoo is on your safe sender list as you don't want to miss the email if you are chosen as the winner. Winner will have 5 days to respond to me by email before another winner will be chosen. The prize will be provided to the winner directly from the sponsor.

Disclosure: I was provided a sample of the product to facilitate this review at no cost and was not compensated for reviewing this sample. The opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine.


Thrifty Nifty Mommy said...

well, my girl loves music with a good beat, like Lady Gaga. I'm not so sure that I like it, but it does keep her happy!


Thrifty Nifty Mommy said...

I follow you via Google Friend. Feel free to check out my blog as well, www.thriftyniftymommy.blogspot.com
Lots of giveaways you might like!

Thrifty Nifty Mommy said...

I like the Rattles on FB

Thrifty Nifty Mommy said...

I like you on FB