Daniel Powter

Common Sense Media says

Interesting and moody, without much to say.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

A lot of musing over the concept of truth and lies.

Violence
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Sex
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Language
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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking

A couple of references to drinking and getting high.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there are just a couple of references to drinking and getting high, and lyrics deal a lot with the issue of truth and lies.

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What's the story?

Fans of American Idol will be familiar with "Bad Day," the song played when contestants are dumped from the lineup. It's one of 10 interesting, moody songs by French Canadian singer DANIEL POWTER on his self-titled CD. Powter's unique, high voice is expressive and emotional, and his songs contain some catchy hooks and grooves. But lyrics end up falling a bit flat: Powter seems obsessed with truth versus lies, but otherwise just sort of rambles on with songs that simply describe moments in time -- nice, but a little unsatisfying.

Is it any good?

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Aside from a couple of references to drinking and getting high, the content is PG, but the feel is too low-key and sophisticated to be accessible to most younger tweens. The overall feeling is of a well-sculpted collection of carefully constructed and heartfelt pieces. Yet you'd expect an artist with this much musical integrity to have, well, a little more to say. What's up with this guy, who does he love, what does he hate, and why should we care?

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the artist's unusual-sounding voice. What makes it sound different from so many other contemporary pop singers?

Music details

Artist:Daniel Powter
Release date:April 11, 2006
Labels:Warner Brothers, WEA
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 13 years old Written byKayte wynn September 11, 2011
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12
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Nice songs, not like most.

He has a nice voice and isn't like most singers today that they're stuff is inappropriate and that teaches kids to do bad things. I think that if you think it's okay, you can listen to this music. Thanks for reading!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 7 years old February 24, 2010
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10
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Bad Day

I only have Bad Day but it is great.
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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BAD DAY

the only song i heard was bad day and i love it

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