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Beautiful Soul

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Surprising, refreshing, delightful pop debut.
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Parents say

age 9+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 14 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

He goes out of his way to present himself as a nice guy.


CD insert advertises posters and t-shirts; content is fine.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Jesse McCartney is one of the more successful actor/singer crossover artists playing it very safe and delivers pleasant, nice-boy pop.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bylilpanda7557 April 9, 2008

this headline is soo sweet

people should just listen to his cd and think what they think of it and everything
Teen, 15 years old Written byarthur16morgana January 12, 2011

jesse is awesome! by the album!!

i love jesse mccartney.this is my fave song by him.
Kid, 10 years old May 25, 2010

girlie boy

He sings like a girl, and he hasn't had any new songs. I think that like other celebrities, he is spoiled.

What's the story?

Jesse McCartney cut his pop-star teeth in boy bands. The Sugar Beats and Dream Street veteran has also appeared in the WB drama \"Summerland.\" His debut solo album, BEAUTIFUL SOUL is an unusually successful actor/singer crossover pop CD. Unlike some similar recent efforts (Lindsay Lohan comes to mind), Jesse's performances feel honest and natural. He delivers safe, pleasant, and well-produced tunes that stop short of becoming too saccharine. Mostly love songs, the lyrics and delivery make the singer seem like a sensitive sweetie-pie. As it happens, he co-wrote four of the best songs on the album: \"She's No You,\" \"Get Your Shine On,\" \"That Was Then,\" and \"What's Your Name?\"

Is it any good?

It helps that this kid can really sing. And that he's absolutely adorable to look at, with a sense of style and dynamic that you either have or you don't. The song lyrics don't say a whole lot, but they say it over interesting rhythm tracks, on tunes that show off Jesse's musical and vocal strengths. His voice, delivery, and charisma -- combined with top-notch production and some more-than-halfway-decent material -- make for a surprising, refreshing, and delightful pop music debut from this surefire teen heartthrob.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how McCartney wrote four of the songs for the album and does that inspire you to try your hand at songwriting as well?

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