We love dance parties in our house, so of course I agreed to check out the newest album release from Nick Deysher and In the Nick of Time Music: "Fun O'Clock." My two- and three-year-olds are always excited to listen to music and I knew they would be enthusiastic testers for this music collection. Several years ago, we reviewed "Making Silly Faces" from In the Nick of Time, and really enjoyed it - this album has been no different!
Here's a little about the album from the official press release -
Fun O'Clock's title track, in the mode of Pharell's "Happy," is an upbeat opener that segues effortlessly into the Motown groove of "Doin' A Little Dance." From there, the music keeps up a veritable tsunami of creativity, with the ska/reggae rhythms of "You've Only Got One Body" followed by a modern indie rock number à la Modest Mouse, The Killers, and Franz Ferdinand titled "Road Trip," and a "Stairway To Heaven" inspired Renaissance madrigal, "Hey Nonny No," which builds to a rocking finish line. And that's just the beginning!
I think my favorite thing about this album is the variety of musical styles used throughout the different pieces. I love exposing my kids to different types of music at a young age! Here's the track list for the new album.
1. Fun O'Clock
2. Doin' A Little Dance
3. You've Only Got One Body
4. Road Trip
5. Hey Nonny No (The Princess Song)
6. 'Til A Pig Does A Jig
7. My Favorite Sneakers
8. Mama Don't Allow
9. Flutter By Butterfly
10. Wrong Way Joe
12. Best Friend
13. Don't Say Can't
14. Down On Lemongrass Lane
My favorite tracks are hard to pinpoint, but I really like Doin' A Little Dance (a very laid-back, sweet number), Road Trip (because travel is one of my passions and I love sharing that with the kids), and 'Til A Pig Does A Jig (a great Irish/Welsh dance number). Hey Nonny No is in a class all its own - it's a storytelling song and it's quite hilarious. Down on Lemongrass Lane has an awesome old-time radio vibe to it and I could see it being played in the background during an early 1900's era stage play or silent film. Super cute!
The only track I don't love is Mama Don't Allow - I'm just personally not a big fan of R&B or rap style music, so it doesn't sync with me.
Visit In the Nick of Time Music to find out more about Nick and his music. This - or one of his other albums - would make a great stocking stuffer this holiday season! You can also follow along on Facebook for all the latest updates.
Disclosure: Thank you to In the Nick of Time Music for providing my review sample and the giveaway prize! I received no other compensation and all views expressed are my own. For more information, you can read my Giveaway Policy and my Disclosure Policy.