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.
Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band Lishy Lou & Lucky Too
A radio-show inspired album that serves as a pilot episode of what will hopefully someday be a full-fledged children's television show staring the most fantastic couple in family music, and featuring the 2013 song of the year in "Thingamajig."
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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.