August 06, 2012 12:00 PM

>1 A POTLUCK

Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band Family gathering? Forget the tuna-noodle casserole and bring this fun dish instead. Kids and grown-ups alike will gobble up the indie-pop beats.

2 WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE!

Aaron Nigel Smith A multi-culti treat with assists from Laurie Berkner, Dan Zanes and an international kid chorus.

3 MR. DIDDIE WAH DIDDIE

Randy Kaplan Take your kids on a time warp with this collection of blues and ragtime numbers from the early 20th century.

4 ANNA & THE CUPCAKES

Bari Koral Family Rock Band Sweet songs frosted with whimsy.

5 RAISE A RUCKUS

Hullabaloo Taylor Swift can wait. Start your little ones on this country-pop album brimming with clever wordplay.

6 SING LOUD!

Melissa Green This is mom music that kids will dig. Just try listening to “My Love,” a catchy ode to parental adoration, without getting teary.

7 LITTLE SEED

Elizabeth Mitchell Exquisite renditions of timeless Woodie Guthrie tunes.

8 KINDERANGST

With a song called “A.D.D.” and Debbie Harry on another track, this is as edgy as kindie rock gets. Warning: It’s noisy.

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