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Teen Music with a Message

These albums deliver more than great music. The artists on this list have something to say. From tragic tales to inspiring messages, these are great picks for thoughtful teens.

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AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Arcane rock album is reflective, rewarding, a bit mature.
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By Arcade Fire
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Hip-hop band makes powerful music with a message.
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By The Roots
(2006)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Vedder sings soulful songs of a tragic journey.
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By Eddie Vedder
(2007)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Rising pop star's debut is edgy but smart and captivating.
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By Lorde
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Lovely, honest sentiment and darned good music.
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By Keane
(2006)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Insightful, fairly clean, and never ever boring.
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By Kanye West
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Moody, thought-provoking music best for teens.
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By Radiohead
(2007)

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