Wayne Brady
Radio Brady


4.5
superb

Review

by J.H. USER (16 Reviews)
July 21st, 2011 | 21 replies | 5,051 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Parents rejoice when you hear the sound of Wayne Brady’s voice; your kids will learn important and fundamental values while singing-a-long to his catchy and clever tunes.

2 of 3 thought this review was well written

Wayne Brady is a jack of all trades in the media industry. He is an Emmy award winning actor and comedian who has had done over a decade of acting for various projects. He is currently hosting the hit TV show Let’s Make A Deal, and has appeared and helped with shows such as MADtv, Robot Chicken, Chappelle’s Show, How I Met Your Mother, Just for Laughs, and Whose Line Is It Anyway? But most significantly he has had two shows of his own, Don’t Forget the Lyrics, and The Wayne Brady Show. This man has one of the most impressive résumés of any small-time professional in the industry and now he comes out to the world with a child’s sing-a-long album to teach proper hygiene, strong morals, and important habits. His debut, released by Peak Records and Concord Music Group was well received in 2008 for its take on classic R&B and Soul. The album reached 20 on the U.S. Top R&B and Hip-hop albums of 2008, and 2 on the U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers. His latest album entitled Radio Brady is one of the most ingenious children’s albums to have ever been written.

The album Radio Brady keeps the same R&B/Hip-hop style that was featured on Wayne Brady’s debut A Long Time Coming while moulding the vocality to be whimsical for its intended younger audience. The album also features a wide variety of instrument styles. While the drums keep a simple hip-hop feel there is the use of world and rock & roll influences to give each song a strong and less cliché dynamic. Unfortunately the album suffers from borrowing the traditional C major scale which limits the range of these dynamics, but because Radio Brady is intended for children the idea is to make it presentable to them in a simple way that they can not only understand but also enjoy. The production quality is top of the line with interesting hooks in the background keyboard synths and vocal accompaniments. All instruments and sounds that are featured are easily perceived as authentic (giving each song a more relatable feel) and are intricately placed to add emphasis on the message imbedded in the lyrics. The album as a whole is not entirely cohesive as each song briefly cascades over a different subject (usually pertaining to a value of some sort).

Lyrically Radio Brady is clever because most lines rhyme together without ruining or straying away from the intended idea used as the basis of each song. Wayne Brady does a fantastic job communicating these ideas simply and articulately while maintaining a fun and light-hearted tone throughout the album. Some themes that are featured almost anthem-like preach about washing your hands, reading, eating well, and saying please. Whether the album actually works in teaching children these values is yet to be determined, however based on the quality of the musicianship it is likely that Radio Brady will be successful for it is not only enjoyable for children but also for adults. The songs are whimsical and corny but they are also cute and pleasant and the music is real enough to be relatable to both parents and their children. So instead of grudgingly handing ones kid a Hannah Montana or Jonas Brothers album which will likely rot their minds with pre-adolescent hokiness, parents can enjoy actively listening to Radio Brady with their young children as they learn the foundations of good values.

Wayne Brady successfully created a fantastic children’s pop music album while combining the R&B/Hip-hop style showcased on his debut and some other musical influences ranging from world to rock and roll. The ideas he conveys are simple enough for a child to understand and are written, sung, and played intricately and articulately. The album is light-hearted, fun, and jolly, lyrically well-written, instrumentally cliché but perfect for its tone and intended audience. Radio Brady will hopefully work in teaching children and maybe even parents as well everything from respect for animals to washing your hands. As an Emmy award winning comedian and actor, Wayne Brady has surely shown the world that he is also a talented singer and a brilliant children’s lyricist.

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Say Please
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Eclecticist
July 21st 2011



3863 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I had a lot of fun with this album, I don't see many reviews for childrens music on here.

SeaAnemone
July 21st 2011



20049 Comments


my kids will absolutely love this thank you

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AggravatedYeti
July 21st 2011



7684 Comments


an entire flock of tiny anemone.

and wayne brady.

Eclecticist
July 21st 2011



3863 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

You're welcome!

BigHans
July 21st 2011



26455 Comments


Wayne Brady gonna have to choke a bitch

Satellite
July 21st 2011



20728 Comments


i only read the first word of the sum, but this needs a solid proofread

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Eclecticist
July 21st 2011



3863 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Wow I had not noticed that I made parents possessive, thank you!

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
July 21st 2011



6993 Comments


Kiddie songs huh? Nothing beats the wiggles ; )

Eclecticist
July 21st 2011



3863 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

lol maybe I should review them as well?

iFghtffyrdmns
July 21st 2011



7047 Comments


this review is a joke.
for god sakes someone come in here and tell me the review is a joke.







it is a joke.
right?

JWT155
July 21st 2011



9220 Comments


Is Wayne Brady gonna have to choke a bitch?

joplinpicasso
July 21st 2011



427 Comments


Excellent review.

DominionMM1
July 21st 2011



9822 Comments


He makes Bryant Gumble look like Malcolm X.

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Electric City
Staff Reviewer
July 21st 2011



15732 Comments


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Eclecticist
July 21st 2011



3863 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This is a pretty fun album and I know that people with children like SeaAnemone will appreciate it.

Pharoh
July 22nd 2011



3326 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Is Wayne Brady gonna have to choke a bitch?

i Lol'd

Dismantle
July 22nd 2011



398 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

"I know that people with children like SeaAnemone will appreciate it."

omnipanzer
July 22nd 2011



21442 Comments


This guy induces rage in me... I really hate him.

omnipanzer
July 22nd 2011



21442 Comments


M.C. Chris - Marshmallow Playground
^ good kids album that parents can live with.

Eclecticist
July 22nd 2011



3863 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Maybe I will review that sometime.



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