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2006 Grammy Nominees

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A strong collection of hits for tweens and up.

What parents need to know

Positive messages
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Violence

Nothing obvious.

Sex

Some innuendo here and there.

Language
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Consumerism

Obvious TV-show tie-in.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that because of the nature of this compilation, the songs vary wildly in terms of content. There are occasionally edgy lyrics in a few songs.

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What's the story?

The 2006 GRAMMY NOMINEES CD is a good representation of 2005's best and brightest -- or at least the most popular -- in the world of pop music. If you're looking for a reasonably family-friendly overview of recent hits, you could do a whole lot worse. The Gorillaz's "Feel Good Inc." provides a jump-start, and the album careens wildly through a variety of artists and styles that include Green Day, Mariah Carey, Franz Ferdinand, and Death Cab for Cutie, to name a few. Add to the mix Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones, U2, and Neil Young -- holding their own among the newcomers -- and the CD gains a sense of older-statesman experience and authority.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

As with previous installments of Grammy nominee compilations, the sequencing of the songs is a little weird -- it would be hard to sequence a collection like this perfectly, with all the out-of-left-field variety. And there are some important artists missing (consider Gwen Stefani, Kanye West, and the Black Eyed Peas). But this collection of award-worthy songs is still a fun mix of music that's reasonably family-friendly.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what makes a hit sound like a hit. Also, why were these songs chosen to be on the complilation? What songs would you have like to have see that aren't here? What do you think of the mix of new stars with old? How does that mix impact who will go out and buy this album?

Music details

Artist:Various Artists
Release date:January 24, 2006
Label:Strategic Marketing
Genre:Compilation
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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