Ellen and Matt | Best Friends

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Best Friends

by Ellen and Matt

Kindie rock music for generations X, Y, Z.and beyond.
Genre: Kids/Family: Children's Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Eat My Dinner
3:26 $0.99
2. Side by Side
4:24 $0.99
3. Best Friend
3:04 $0.99
4. Bounce
1:58 $0.99
5. Airplane
2:58 $0.99
6. Under Construction
3:03 $0.99
7. Go to Bed
3:26 $0.99
8. Fly Away
3:33 $0.99
9. Juice Box Rock
2:45 $0.99
10. The Goodbye Song
2:21 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes

Here's what people are saying about "Best Friends" by Ellen and Matt:

"The surprises never end on this CD, and that's one of the things I love about it. First, it's a lot of fun to hear a kids' album and wonder if it really is a kids' album. The music is so great that, if you didn't listen to the lyrics, you would swear this was some new indie rock CD. Second, every time you think you know what's coming next, you get thrown a curve melodically or composition-wise...The Kennedys' empathetic lyrics about kid concerns like friendship, courage, bicycles, bedtime, dreams, zoos, and, of course, juice boxes, show a great talent for writing from and relating to a child's perspective. Musically, the songs on Best Friends are shaded with light brushstrokes of George Harrison, Sloan, the Sundays, the Byrds, Fleetwood Mac, Smashing Pumpkins, Blondie, the Ramones, and, yes, (even their website admits it) the Carpenters...Great tunes, great production (especially the drums), great debut CD." - Warren Truitt, Children's Music That Rocks

*Also ranked #11 in Warren's Top 20 Kids Albums of 2006!:

"The writing is excellent - lyrically clever and musically complex. Ellen's vocals are deep and throaty, so when Matt joins in with tenor harmonies on songs like "Airplane", the blend is close and tight...Clever writing, a strong band, distinct vocals, tight harmonies....Airplane and Under Construction are both reminiscent of early REM, and made me feel an odd connection to Ellen and Matt - like we had gone to college together or had some other common experience. Overall, the album is kid-friendly, and…it could easily appeal to toddlers and pre-schoolers on up through third or fourth graders. Best Friends is fun for adults, too, and the sounds will resonate especially well with those of us in our 30's or early 40's." - “THE LOVELY MRS. DAVIS TELLS YOU WHAT TO THINK”: A Cool Mom’s Views on Kids’ Media, Pop Culture, and Motherhood www.lovelydavis.blogspot.com

"Ellen & Matt’s bright and energetic debut CD of original tunes captures clearly the joys, hopes and dreams of childhood and reinforces just how important it is to have a best friend or two." - John Wood, Kidzmusic.com

Kids, grab your parents...parents, grab your kids...come along and become "Best Friends" with Ellen and Matt!



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Lori Bauman

thought it was great, good for all young ages
My grandchildren range from 4 years old to eleven and they are all singing along with the cd and loving it. Hope we hear more from this group!!


My 7 yr old daughter loves this cd! Her favorites are Juice Box Rock and Eat My Dinner--she rocks all evening until bedtime!!


All-around great CD
This is an awesome CD-- great songwriting, catchy melodies, and top-notch singing and playing. I also like the variety; the songs range from high-energy rock (for example "Bounce") to more gentle and reflective tunes ("The Goodbye Song"). I'd recommend it to people of any age.

Ildy Pulice

Anyone from two feet to seven feet tall will LOVE Ellen and Matt!
For those of you who want your kids to grow up with a great taste in music -- this is the CD for you. It's fun and totally kid-licous but fantastically adult-friendly, too! If Paul Macartney and Pee Wee Herman got together, this is the CD they'd make! We LOVE it!!!!

Allan Kingdom

Keeps the Kids dancing
My daughter loves this CD. The music is cool enough that it wont become irritating after the 200th play, and the lyrics are about things that interest kids - Juice, dinner, the zoo, being friends - but are never corny or preachy.

Maxine Skaggs

love to bounce!
we love this CD! My 3 yr old's favorite is Bounce and I keep singing Eat My Dinner. We give it as a birthday present to all the kids so we keep ordering more and more cd's.

Lee Webster

This album is a family crowd-pleaser!
This album features tuneful melodies matched with witty lyrics and a lot of soul. My kids and I loved it the first time we listened to it! We can all relate to the topics covered in the songs.

Kerry Keller-Ash

A great soundtrack for bouncing toddlers and cooing newborns!
Best friends...the cd and the song are a welcome addition to our too small library of listenable childrens music. Laurie Berkner meets The Who on Bounce. Lessons abound but the music doesn't suffer for it...our two and a half year old doesn't quite get that she's actually singing about eating ALL her dinner. She's enjoying the song too much! Can't wait to hear more from Ellen and Matt!


Best Friends
This CD is really great. My 1 year old loves it and I also have fun with it. It's very catchy and the lyrics are smart and still cute. My only complaint, I can't get the songs out of my head all day!