Tributee: Depeche Mode.
Illustrator: Jennifer Cuellar.
With lullaby tributes to everyone from Nine Inch Nails to the Smiths under their belt, the folks at Rockabye Baby! have proven their mettle in transforming literally any piece of rock-oriented music into an instrumental, tranquil naptime jam. Distilling the severe sounds of '80s electro-pop titans Depeche Mode into gentle marimba and chime sounds, the Rockabye Baby! crew has issued a "Policy of Truth" with this charming collection. Is your "Little 15" keeping you from finding your own "Personal Jesus?" Well, "People Are People," and even little people sometimes "Just Can't Get Enough" sleep. Before you say "It's No Good," pop a copy of Lullaby Renditions of Depeche Mode into the nursery's hi-fi and see if you can't "Enjoy the Silence" that follows. ~ Timothy Monger