First there were tornadoes. Then there were Sharknadoes. And now, Oklahoma City’s own Sugar Free Allstars new self-titled album is a symphonic funknado that will pick up your family and send them spinning! We are honored to debut their first video, “Monster Truck”, from the new album. Be sure to pickup your own copy of Sugar Free Allstars when it is released on April 2. After the video, check out our review of the whole album and see it’s AWESOMENESS score.
So how does a Full Van Fun review work? Each member of the family listens to each song and scores it as AWESOME, average, or not awesome. We total up the scores for each song as well as the whole album (e.g. if everyone in the family scores every song as AWESOME, then the album would be 100% AWESOME, if everyone scores every song as average, it would be 50% AWESOME, etc.).
The Songs We Liked
On Sugar Free Allstars’ Sugar Free Allstars, there were four perfect 100% AWESOME songs:
- Monster Truck – you just saw the video premiere, so you have already heard (and seen) its AWESOMENESS! Plus AC/DC meets Air Supply, how can that not be 100% AWESOME?
- Can You Picture That? – the classic Muppet Movie tune stays true to the original while also reflecting the spirit of Sugar Free Allstars.
- Mr DJ – You can’t listen to this song and not dance or tap your toes. You just can’t.
- My Dog Pete – This barbershop sweet, harmonic sonic treat, simply can’t be beat (except by Little Feat).
Speaking of Little Feat, “If I Didn’t Have You” was close, scoring 94% AWESOME for its inspired Southern funk fest that will make your inner Dixie Chicken dance.
The Songs We Didn’t
None! The two “worst” songs on Sugar Free Allstars were still 56% (better than average) AWESOME.
Overall, we give Sugar Free Allstars self-titled album a strong 83% AWESOME (think 4 out of 5 stars) which shows that everyone, including Mom, Dad, and even the older kids, could not resist the AWESOME power of the symphonic funknado!
While the little ones gave the best scores to the new album, the next best scores came from the older kids, which truly shows the broad appeal of the music. Sugar Free Allstars’ self-titled album is released on April 2, so don’t forget to pre-order your copy today!
Be sure to check out some of our other album reviews and #8isEnoughQuestions interviews with artists like Mista Cookie Jar, The Not Its, Mike Phirman, Danny Weinkauf of They Might Be Giants, Turkey Andersen, Lucky Diaz and Alisha Gaddis, Bryan Vander Ark of The Verve Pipe, Josh and the Jamtones, Play Date, Recess Monkey, Andrew and Polly, Greg Page (Original Yellow Wiggle), Rissi Palmer, Jim Cosgrove, and Tim Kubart.
Disclosure: Full Van Fun was provided a copy of the album for possible review.