This has been an outstanding season for family music. As kids' musical palettes have gotten more sophisticated, musicians have followed suit, with kid-friendly themes addressed in a wide array of musical styles.
Family Music for Grown-Up Tastes
Sun Comes Up
Song: Sun Comes Up
from I'm Growing
An album that moves through several musical genres, with a kid's natural sense of wonder at its core. Madsen, a founder of the a cappella group The Bobs, puts his keen ear for harmonies to good use.
The sweet-voiced kid brother you wish you had creates an imaginative collection of songs about real kids' experiences, with a focus on the whole family. "From Scratch" is about the source of Grandma's cooking.