Crooked X

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Four Oklahoma teens churn out safe heavy metal.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

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Positive Messages
Violence
Sex
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that they have little to worry about with Crooked X. The band's clean lyrics cover the typical teen topics like exploring the world ("I can't slow down / I see the whole world comin'") and experiencing periodic angst ("I got to find some shelter / Where everything that hurts / Just seems to fade away").

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Teen, 15 years old Written byimattison July 12, 2009
i love them. ive met them twice. josh is hot.... oh and they kick ASS!
Teen, 14 years old Written byFezesAreCool December 1, 2013

Very good debut album by a band that deserve to be noticed more, 13+

Crooked X are a really good band and they deserve to get noticed more. They had a lot of promise but sadly split up. I highly recommend this album to any aspiri... Continue reading

What's the story?

Every kid who's ever played air guitar will envy CROOKED X -- four 15-year-old metalheads from Oklahoma who have unwittingly found themselves playing alongside greats like KISS and Ted Nugent. In the ever expanding search for more reality show fodder, MTV recently seized on the group's story for a rockumentary called Rock 'N Roll Dream. And they're not the only ones jumping on the Crooked X bandwagon: Harmonix, the MTV-owned maker of the wildly popular video game Rock Band has incorporated three Crooked X tracks into the game.

Is it any good?

You've gotta hand it to a bunch of teens with enough skill and guts to play their original tunes in front of raucous arena crowds. That said, the band's catchy yet simplistic songs don't suggest musical genius. The best thing about the tracks' straightforward structure is it makes them easy for other aspiring young kids to play. Still, while parents may not want their own teens following the dream, they shouldn't fret about exposing their kids to the upright songs on the band's self-titled debut CD.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about whether the rock-star life is really all it's cracked up to be. What are some of the challenges that a professional musician might face? What could be the differences between a star's glam onscreen life and every day reality?

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