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ADD: Audio Day Dream

Idol runner-up brings us innocent love.

What parents need to know

Positive messages
Not applicable
Violence
Not applicable
Sex

"He's a gentleman lover/get you under cover" and "Your body's the sin" is as bad as it gets.

Language

A few words here and there: "What the hell/that spell that he got you under?" "Damn, she knows that I'm a fan," and "I hate her even though I love her."

Consumerism

Obvious American Idol tie-in.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the theme of this pop album from the runner-up of American Idol is relationships and all that they entail -- heartbreak, longing, breaking up, and even celebrity crushes. (Lewis has admitted to a crush on actress Natalie Portman and sings about it in "Know My Name.") The songs speak of mostly innocent feelings about love and contain nothing offensive.

What's the story?

Blake Lewis has made no secret of his short attention span, so it's no surprise that the abbreviation for his CD matches that of Attention Deficit Disorder. And that lack of focus sort of invades AUDIO DAY DREAM with a little bit of funky new wave here, old-school hip-hop there, and soulful dance floor ditties thrown in the mix. But the mix seems to work. Backup vocals from *NSYNC'S Chris Kirkpatrick on "She's Makin' Me Lose It" and Lewis' own unique spin on the classic "Puttin' on the Ritz" melody round out the interesting selection and delivery of tunes.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

The album mixes it up with many different music styles, but they somehow play together well. Lewis showcases his talent whenever he steps out of his comfort beat-boxing zone as in ballads "How Many Words," "Without You," and "End of the World." This is a decent debut from an Idol favorite.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the phenomenon of American Idol contestants releasing huge-selling albums. Do you think Blake Lewis would have made it on his own, without the benefit of exposure on the popular TV show? How does the show mold its artists? Families can also talk about Lewis' choice of an album title. Why did he choose it? And why did he use the acronym? What does it have to do with Lewis or the CD?

Music details

Artist:Blake Lewis
Release date:December 4, 2007
Label:Arista
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Parent of a 11 year old Written bychalbridge September 29, 2010

good for young girls marveling his fame, might be a little too mature.

i remember on christmas day how happy brenda was to get this album! Think if you have daughters, they will go from break'in another to sing"in anotha favorite
What other families should know
Too much sex
Great role models
Kid, 10 years old April 11, 2010

One of the best CD's I own

It's epic! Mild s--ual content, but it's just like kissing and stuff. Nothing wrong with this.
Teen, 13 years old Written byDman April 9, 2008

Better than Jordin any day....