13 Best Albums of 2013

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As we put a bow on yet another brilliant year for independent kid’s (“kindie”) music, we offer you the thirteen best albums of 2013. Our picks range from bombastic to hilarious to old-fashion to orchestral to bizarre, and just about everything in between. The lucky 13 CDs below are best suited for children ages 3-10, with some skewing a bit younger and others even reaching out to tweens and teens — in short: full family listening. Click through to take a peek.

Underbirds Self-Titled

Technically speaking, there's nothing inherently kiddie about this debut album from the kindie rock superduo Morgan Taylor (Gustafer Yellowgold) and Todd McHatton, but these 10 songs stand as a testament to the power of nature and of friendship. And are just too lovely to ignore! <a target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BR0L164?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=213733&amp;creative=393177&amp;creativeASIN=B00BR0L164&amp;linkCode=shr&amp;tag=outwiththekid-20&amp;qid=1384197629&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=underbirds&quot; target="_blank">Buy Underbirds <em>Self-Titled CD</em>.</a>fuck

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What are your favorites kindie CDs from 2013? Share your picks in the comments section below!

— Jeff Bogle

*For the purposes of this list, only albums released between 11/1/2012 and 10/31/2013 were considered.