‘The Muppets’ New ‘Green Album’ Streaming Free Online

The Beatles had “The White Album,” and now the Muppets have “The Green Album.”

NPR premiered a first listen of the album today, available for free streaming online at their website. Loaded covers of the show’s classic songs by popular musicians Weezer, OK Go, The Fray, My Morning Jacket and Amy Lee, the album gives fans a taste of the musically-included film they’re headed to see come November.

In other words, if you’re a sucker for ’80s nostalgia, this should be right up your alley.

As Kermit the Frog once told MTV, he was “hip-hop before hip-hop was hip,” so it should come as no surprise that the upcoming “The Muppets” flick is loaded with A-list musical talent.

Kermit has always kept up-to-date with popular music, as he told MTV during an interview back in 2006. Back then he was listening to Cypress Hill, The Executioners and Green Day, but I have a feeling that the music he’s listening to now is more in line with what’s on this album. He’s always been a sucker for playing music as well, even if people do give him a hard time about his banjo.

“A lot of people think a banjos kind of a corny musical instrument, but where I come from in the swamp, it’s a good one,” he explained. “When you’re in the swamp, it’s very difficult to get into electronic music because of course you don’t really have electricity. Water, electricity, not a good idea. So I had to go with an acoustic instrument. And there aren’t that many around, either. It’s kind of limited what you can get in the swamp.”

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