As we put a bow on yet another brilliant year for independent kid’s (“kindie”) music, we offer you the thirteen best albums of 2013. Our picks range from bombastic to hilarious to old-fashion to orchestral to bizarre, and just about everything in between. The lucky 13 CDs below are best suited for children ages 3-10, with some skewing a bit younger and others even reaching out to tweens and teens — in short: full family listening. Click through to take a peek.
Justin Roberts Recess
On his newest pop rock instant classic album, Roberts will have you and your kids dreaming of adopting a dog to be by your side "Every Little Step" of the way, riding a skyscraper's elevator all day long and, of course, soaking in every one of those glorious 15 minutes of recess.
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— Jeff Bogle
*For the purposes of this list, only albums released between 11/1/2012 and 10/31/2013 were considered.