Help!  What "Good Music" Do My Kids Need to Hear?

Help! What "Good Music" Do My Kids Need to Hear?

Hey mom!

Praise be!  We just bought (leased, really) a new car!  It's honestly the nicest thing I've ever owned and I can't believe all the cool features it has... not one, but TWO sunroofs, a camera that helps me when I'm backing up, rear temperature control, working AC, and a stereo that plays stuff other than AM/FM radio!  Ok it's more than just a stereo.  It connects to my phone via "Apple Play" and I can use my voice to call people, text, get directions, check the weather, start a podcast, etc.  It's nuts!  Get this!  I can also connect to Spotify and play "good music" LOUDLY instead of using my cupholder as a makeshift speaker!  As awesome as that is, it's made me aware of my dismal digital music collection.  When I get in the car and the internet gives me one million choices, I'm stumped!  And now I have this tiny captive audience (my kids)!  Will it be... Raffi?  "Disney Music Sing-Along" Playlist?  Cardi B?  Alright, Raffi.  For the zillionth time.

My dad is a musician and music history NERD!  Growing up, he really made an effort to expose us to all the "good music."  I remember protesting so hard when he forced us to listen to the Tom Tom Club on a road trip out West and then feeling super cool when I knew the sample on Mariah Carey's "Fantasy."  That said, I don't claim to have anything but a basic appreciation for pop music and, in terms of music history, I don't remember too much, but I'm so thankful that "good music" was such a big part of my childhood.  I want that for my kids!  

And they're getting older.  And I've got this stereo.  And lots of car rides in our future. 

So... What should I play for them?  

(Mom, I'd love ALBUM recommendations (as opposed to playlists), so they can get the real gist of somebody, you know?)

I'll compile a list and share!!!  Thanks in advance for all the great recs!!

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