A cross between James Taylor, Loudon Wainwright and Nick Lowe, Chicagoan Justin Roberts is one of the brightest voices on today's hip kids' music scene. Not Naptime is Justin's third full-length release. On Not Naptime, Justin continues to explore topics kids can relate to such as bullies in school or having to move to a new house. Kids between the ages of 3 and 10 connect with Justin's music in a powerful way. Your kids will learn all the words in no time. And, believe it or not, it's enjoyable for adults to listen as well. Honest. Details, details - Artist: Justin Roberts - Ages: 2 and up - Genre: Pop/Rock, Folk - Original Release Date: January 7, 2003 - Running Time: 37:21 Click to listen to a free Justin Robert's PodcastTrack Listing1. Night Light2. Brontosaurus Got a Sweet Tooth Listen 3. Nine Planets Listen 4. Not Naptime5. Billy The Bully Listen 6. Pick Up the Pears7. Moving8. Three Days9. 98.810. D-O-G11. Dad Caught Stars12. Last Night the Moon Was Full
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Review 1 for Not Naptime Artist: Justin Roberts
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June 6, 2008
Not Naptime: Justin Roberts
"Not Naptime, the title of the 2003 album from Chicago-based Justin Roberts is somewhat misleading. This album, Roberts' third for kids, is probably his most down-tempo, the one most I'd most likely play, well, not at naptime, but at least at quiet time.
To be honest, I've always thought Roberts' rave-ups and alt-pop were his best tunes -- think "Yellow Bus," "Our Imaginary Rhino," or "Day Camp." And so I think the best tracks here are similar -- the furiously played "D-O-G," or "Billy the Bully," an alt-poppy story-song about taking on bullies with a tension-filled bridge, released with a chorus of "one-by-one-by-one-by-one." The gentler songs, sometimes they work (the now slightly anachronistic "Nine Planets") and some are just OK ("Nightlight"). I should note, however, that Roberts is one of the best at writing the album-closing slow song that just about every kids' album seems to have. Here, he's so good that he's written two fine closers, "Dad Caught Stars" and "Last Night the Moon was Full."
With a couple of songs about school on the disk, the target audience here is probably ages 4 through 8.
Roberts' oeuvre is broad enough that each of his five CDs is probably the favorite of several families. Not Naptime is certainly a good album, and recommended. Whether this most mellow of Roberts' CDs is your family's favorite depends on how you and your family like your Justin Roberts -- faster or slower."
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Review 2 for Not Naptime Artist: Justin Roberts
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Location - barrington, il
Number of Kids - 4
Age of youngest child - 0-1
Age of oldest child - 8+
Age - 30-39
April 21, 2008
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"My Kids love Justin Roberts and this is their favorite of all his CD's. They love to sing along to all of their favorites; Brontosaurus got a sweet teeth and D-O-G are their favorites. My 9 year old loves this as much as my 3 year old and my husband and I even enjoy it, he's tons of fun. (and if you have ever get the chance see him in concert, too fun)."