Closer

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Shows off powerful operatic voice; some Italian.
Parents recommend

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 8 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Josh Groban seems like a really nice boy.

Violence

No violent imagery.

Sex

No explicit sexuality.

Language

Much of this CD is in Italian, so who knows? Seriously--it's clean, clean, clean.

Consumerism

Nothing blatantly commercial, unless the fan club insert counts.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

The only intoxicant is Josh Groban's remarkable voice.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this CD is all about Josh Groban's amazing and powerful voice.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bytibbydibby April 9, 2008
Adult Written byfirelion October 27, 2015

good clean music

This album is one you can play without worrying what your child will hear this is the perfect album to play on a family road trip kids grandparents and parents... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old July 30, 2009

great album

I like josh groban's music and the content is not bad at all
Teen, 15 years old Written byjm97 December 16, 2012

AMAZING

Josh Groban. I have no words. He is simply amazing. The most beautiful voice I ever heard come out of a person. Ever. I RECOMMEND ANYTHING HE SINGS TO THE WHOLE... Continue reading

What's the story?

CLOSER is Josh Groban's second CD on a major label, released when he was only 22 and not yet out of school. Yet his voice is already truly remarkable. \"Oceano\" and \"My Confession\" show off the singer's dramatic range (if this guy isn't performing in Broadway musicals, he should be). He manages a beautiful vocal take of Bacalov's \"Il Postino\" with a little help from classical violin virtuoso Joshua Bell. And he flexes his songwriting muscle with a couple of co-written originals: \"Per Te\" and \"Remember When It Rains.\"

Is it any good?

Groban packs a studied emotional wallop on the CD, a dramatic offering with operatic ambiance, produced by mentor David Foster. Melodramatic throughout, this is not teen party music. It is achingly beautiful, powerful vocal talent showcased with understated intelligence. It will be fascinating to see how Josh Groban matures as an artist over time; his voice is already there.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what it takes to nurture and develop the kind of talent that Groban has.

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