I’m sitting in the rocking chair in Babe’s room nursing her to sleep as I do every night – with my eyes closed and music on my mind. But tonight, instead of the music coming from me it’s coming from the CD player. Sweet chimes sprinkle the air as my heartstrings get plucked, one by one. My youth is flashing behind my minds eye. The soundtrack of my teenage years is lulling my daughter to sleep. I feel old, but in a good way.
Lullabylooza: ’90s Alternative Goes Lullaby is a whimsical, delightful album featuring relaxing lullaby renditions of ’90s grunge and alternative hits. Listening to this album was like letting my memories stage dive into a cloud that carried me off to sleep. I have terrible, terrible insomnia. Counting sheep doesn’t even begin to cut it when it comes to calming down my racing thoughts. But listening to this album, first with my nursling in my lap and then as I settled down myself, I was carried away with my memories. The album is perfect for my ADD-riddled mind. I need to multi-task so allowing the music to call up old memories while the sweet chimes lull me to sleep is like magic for me.
Whether you are looking for something fun to enjoy as you help your little one settle down, or ambient music to soothe your own racing thoughts, if you were a fan of ’90s grunge and alternative this is definitely the album for you. And if you like singing to your baby, as I do, you may find this a refreshing break from mainstream lullabies.
1. Black Hole Sun (originally by Soundgarden)
2. Creep (originally by Stone Temple Pilots)
3. A Girl Like You (originally by Edwyn Collins)
4. Champagne Supernova (originally by Oasis)
5. In The Meantime (originally by Spacehog)
6. Friday I’m In Love (originally by The Cure)
7. Easy (as performed by Faith No More)
8. About A Girl (originally by Nirvana)
9. Possum Kingdom (originally by Toadies)
10. Bird Dream Of The Olympus Mons (originally by Pixies)
What was the soundtrack of your teenage years? Do you ever find yourself singing those songs to your little ones?
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