Baby's Best

Baby's Best: Is It Bedtime Already?

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Baby's Best: Is It Bedtime Already? presents 12 memorable melodies in an instrumental lullaby format. While the arrangements lean on new age for inspiration, the comparison comes mostly from the application of plinking synths to songs like "All Through the Night," or the spacey soundscapes of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" and "Hush, Little Baby, Don't You Cry." To dwell any further on this sound might lead Bedtime into cliché, but instead it takes some turns toward the novel, employing classical guitar on an austere "Greensleeves" and piano on "Winkum Winkum," while "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean" is led by a gentle acoustic guitar. The attention to instrumental variance and detail helps Is It Bedtime Already? resonate, making its occasional reliance on breathy synthesizers forgivable. Overall, it's a tranquil set that should have people of all ages counting sheep.

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