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About You Now

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iCarly star debuts more mature solo CD.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that with this CD, Miranda Cosgrove is making a subtle though unmistakable statement: I'm growing up. Cosgrove admitted as much in a recent interview about the release, noting "It's still pop-rock fun music like the iCarly soundtrack, but I think it's a little more mature." This message is reflected in songs like Party Girl, where Cosgrove sings, "So pick me up / Let's go far away from home / It doesn't matter where / I just want to roll."

What's the story?

Fifteen-year-old actress and singer Miranda Cosgrove has come a long way from her days as a goodie-two-shoes student in the movie School of Rock. In addition to starring in her own incredibly popular Nickelodeon show, iCarly, the fun-loving Cosgrove has just released an EP titled ABOUT YOU NOW. The five-song CD features three remixes of previously released tunes that appeared on the soundtrack from her TV show, as well as two new tracks. Like her old songs, Cosgrove's new tunes remain largely innocent, though mention of late-night partying provides evidence of her growing maturity.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

While Cosgrove's acting career has advanced considerably, her singing sounds similar to her passable vocal performance in School of Rock. Problem is, that was six years ago, when Cosgrove was nine years old. As a result, the synth-pop pattern that pervades so much of today's tween music doesn't come across as well for Cosgrove as it does for other bubblegum popsters with slightly stronger voices, like Miley Cyrus and Jordan McCoy. No doubt her TV popularity will still draw fans to this EP, but the release won't go down as one of the better ones in tween-music history.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the plusses and minuses involved in the process of going from tween to teen. What are some of the benefits of no longer being a younger child? What are some of the challenges? How can families work together to balance a maturing tween's need for independence with constructive guidance?

Music details

Artist:Miranda Cosgrove
Release date:January 30, 2009
Type:Album
Label:Columbia
Genre:Pop music for kids
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 10 years old March 19, 2011

Buy this CD, NOW!!!!!!!!

This song is better than any other song I have ever seen! And nothing is wrong with this song. 100% best! I mean, everybody who does not like this CD is crazy. Nobody should hate this! Miranda Cosgrove is too beautiful and nice to not like. If you listen to this CD, you will love it and you will decide to love Miranda Cosgrove and become a fan of her.
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Parent Written byCommonSenseParent January 27, 2011

Heavily sexual and inappropiate album by Miranda Cosgrove

Miranda Cosgrove's album is heavily explicit and sexual. Do not buy this album if you care about the futures of your children. The songs will scar them --and you-- for life. Her music makes Lady GaGa's music seem like Playhouse Disney-friendly children's tunes.
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Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 November 26, 2012

about you now

with slightly stronger voices, like Miley Cyrus and Jordan McCoy. No doubt her TV popularity will still draw fans to this EP, but the release won't go down as one of the better ones in tween-music history.

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