Another Side

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Perky, pretty pop that won't offend anyone.

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age 2+
Based on 11 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Corbin wants us all to get along. He promotes friendship and self-esteem, and not giving up when things get tough.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

Packaging is surprisingly restrained -- for a Disney product.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Corbin Bleu's lyrics are predictably tame (if not impressive) with a gentle "I'm OK the way I am, and so are you" message. But, it's weird how the teens in his world have no trouble getting into after-hours dance clubs.

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Adult Written byeagle_wings2000 April 9, 2008

Another bad hair day for todays youth

You can use the kid's head as a mop just turn him upside down, he has a cute face but the hair oh my please give that boy a clean cut.
Adult Written byfrastyboy April 9, 2008

Not for kids

This is NOT FOR KIDS
Kid, 11 years old July 22, 2009
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008

What's the story?

The star of the Disney Channel's High School Musical and Jump In!, Corbin Bleu delivers a dozen high-energy, danceable pop tunes. The songs in ANOTHER SIDE also carry gently positive messages about being yourself. "I don't worry 'bout tryin' to fit in/long as you're cool we can be friends/I'm a little bit of this and a little bit of that/best of both worlds all over the map" he sings on "Mixed Up." When he's not figuring out what life's all about, Corbin's trying to figure out how to get a pretty girl's attention, with sweetly flirtatious songs like "Homework" and "She Could Be."

Is it any good?

If there's a message in this music, it's a gentle one promoting friendship and self-esteem, and not giving up when things get tough: "No words describe a mother's tears/No words can heal a broken heart/A dream is gone, but where there's hope/Put your faith in what you most believe in/Two worlds, one family/Trust your heart/Let fate decide" ("Two Worlds"). Bleu's good-guy sensitivity, adorable good looks, and a generous helping of actual musical talent ensure that he's unlikely to have much trouble getting the girls to notice him, but how does he get into those dance clubs?

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the themes of this CD. Why is it important not to give up when things get tough? What's important for friends to do for each other? Families can also discuss the connection between Corbin's CD and his on-screen fame. Do you like him better as an actor or a singer?

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