Kidz Bop Kidz
Kidz Bop 4


1.5
very poor

Review

by George browne USER (6 Reviews)
June 15th, 2019 | 55 replies


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Kidz Bop: the revolutionaries of business as usual

It was very tragic realizing that I had forgotten to submit my incredibly long review for "Kidz Bop 4" after having listened to the CD. Goddammit fate. It's been requested that I review a Kidz Bop album a number of times, and I couldn't have picked anything else other than the 4th edition released in 2003.

If you grew up in the 2000's, you've probably been tortured by the dreadful Kidz Bop TV commercials that you simply couldn't escape if you were a child who was raised by the TV. Look, it's become transparent that the music industry feeds on numbers, almost all of the "Now That's What I Call Music!" CDs have been certified platinum in the United States since 1998. Compiling a playlist from the Top 40 radio hits isn't hard, and they somehow always make them terrible because, well, it's a horrible idea. This is even more apparent with Kidz Bop. The Kidz have no skills whatsoever. The funny thing about it is that the lead vocals of these tracks aren't even performed by children, only the backing vocals in the song are sung by the untalented Kidz. It came as a surprise to me that a Kidz Bop album has never received anything higher than a gold certification in the U.S, and for a good reason. If you've ever heard about the 1997 "The Most Unwanted Song", you'd know that generally, the public doesn't like children's choirs. Especially when they're trying to sell you things.

Believe it or not, the music here isn't all bad. This was understandably the most successful Kidz Bop album at the time of release. It's easily the most memorable of the albums, followed up by the unforgettable eponymous debut of the Kidz (that's the one with "All Star"). Here we have the Kidz Bop album with the best selection of tracks. None of the original songs are bad, and the songs on "Kidz Bop 4" aren't even that insufferable. Sure, the production value is exceptionally smaller than the original songs, and the instrumentals practically sound like MIDI files, but the adult lead singers of these tracks actually deliver a decent cover performance. Since Kidz Bop is essentially glorified karaoke, I have to admit that this is some outstanding karaoke. The tracklist's highlights include Evanescence's "Bring Me to Life" (which I used to play with my friends to get a classic reaction), Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful", Jimmy Eat World's "The Middle" and even 3 Doors Down's "When I'm Gone". Truly some excellent original songs, and the covers here don't necessarily suck all of the dignity of the originals, but honestly, the real problem here is that Kidz Bop is a terrible idea.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
samwise2000
June 14th 2019


416 Comments


Damn, never thought id see another fucking Kidz Bop review on sputnik. Also love that you have this rated higher than every Poppy album lmao

WeepinnWillow
June 14th 2019


711 Comments


He actually did it.

Absolute madman.

AgentDeathbat
June 14th 2019


9984 Comments


the absolute madman
edit: jinx'd

idiotican
June 14th 2019


177 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

What can I say, Id rather listen to some kids scream like monkeys to sound like Evanescence than some art hoe choke on cock for almost an hour

Digging: Blink-182 - blink-182

AgentDeathbat
June 14th 2019


9984 Comments


me irl

sixdegrees
June 14th 2019


6576 Comments


disagree

WeepinnWillow
June 14th 2019


711 Comments


Motionless in White > this

agree? @idiot

Darius the Great
June 14th 2019


20667 Comments


What can I say, Id rather listen to some kids scream like monkeys to sound like Evanescence than some art hoe choke on cock for almost an hour


samwise2000
June 14th 2019


416 Comments


"Farrah Abraham-My Teenage Dream Ended" recommended by reviewer

hal1ax
June 14th 2019


13880 Comments


'art hoe'

Ryus
June 14th 2019


17762 Comments


finally
the review we needed

Ninjahague
June 15th 2019


1338 Comments


sputnik is saved

sixdegrees
June 15th 2019


6576 Comments


idiotican.com

GhostB1rd
June 15th 2019


3257 Comments


Mr. Browne making all poc look bad today.

hal1ax
June 15th 2019


13880 Comments


kidz bop ranked incoming? @george

ConcubinaryCode
June 15th 2019


4708 Comments


I need to hear the bring Me to life cover

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
June 15th 2019


10145 Comments


Why'd you skip the first 3 Kidz Bop?

ianbisntdeadyet
June 15th 2019


198 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

idiotican for staff

Digging: Jeromes Dream - LP

ianbisntdeadyet
June 15th 2019


198 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

but this is at least a fat fucking 2.5 that Evanescense cover is comedic genius

idiotican
June 15th 2019


177 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Listen, the only reason it's higher than a 1 at all is the fact that yes, the Evanescence cover is genius, but give me a break for crying out loud, kids have no talent.



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