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Review: The Shazzbots release stunning children’s album ‘Lightspeed!’ (Includes first-hand account)

The Shazzbots are originally from Columbus, Ohio. Their 12-track collection opens with the mid-tempo and fun tune “On the Playground,” and it is followed by the sassy “Beauregard Ogilby Balderdash,” as well as the up-tempo “If You Knew Yuri Like I Know Yuri,” which is quite a mouthful.

Other witty tunes on this project include “Something’s Stuck in My Kazoo,” the nonchalant “Clean Plate Club,” the mellow “I Think I Lost My Dinosaur,” and the mid-tempo “My Pa’s Fun Truck.”

“Snow Day!” is an ode to snow days, and it should be an anthem for children everywhere. Their album closes with the soothing ballad “Gravy Boat” and on a fitting note with the piano-driven “Very Very Vivian.”

Lightspeed! is available on iTunes and on Spotify.

The Verdict

Overall, The Shazzbots deliver on their new studio offering, Lightspeed! It is a very versatile CD, and a must for all fans of children’s music and kindie rock. This well-crafted collection garners 4.5 out of 5 stars.

For more information on The Shazzbots and their latest album, check out their official website, and their Facebook page.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 19,900 original articles over the past 16 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a seven-time consecutive "Best of Long Island" winner, and in the past three years, he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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