Don't Look Away

Music review by
Jacqueline Rupp, Common Sense Media
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Tween-friendly MySpace artist mixes rock and pop.

Parents say

Not yet rated

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 2 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive messages

Several of the songs talk about treating people badly in romantic relationships, such as "I have been outdone by my own kind/I always traded up, yeah/Now I'm a victim for the first time."

Violence
Sex

Only a few sexual references ("Well excuse me for wanting to be/the one and only lock that fits your key").

Language
Consumerism

Voegele is the first MySpace Records' artist to capture a sponsored headlining tour and will be promoted with a special tour page on the site with videos and blogs. The University of Phoenix is sponsoring the tour and will receive promotion on MySpace, too.

Drinking, drugs & smoking

"You threw down your cigarette but it's still hot...It's never easy breakin' this old addiction/I've, I've got the reasons."

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Voegele is signed to MySpace's record label and is promoted on the social networking site. Musically, Voegele's repertoire stays firmly planted in kid-friendly lands, discussing the trials and tribulations of romantic relationships without ever getting graphic.

User Reviews

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Kid, 12 years old April 21, 2009

OK Cd for 11+

Bad stuff: lock to fit your key is sung...other then that a great CD! Fav song: One Way Or Another
Teen, 16 years old Written byrebma97 July 8, 2013

Pretty Good Album (7/10 stars)

This album has a nice mix of pop/rock music, which I like because they're two of my favorite song genres :). Kate is slightly better than her average on he... Continue reading

What's the story?

After her debut album release in 2007, Voegele is once again receiving a wave of attention with the album's re-release, opening performances for Natasha Bedingfield and The Veronicas, and the start of a sponsored headlining tour. Combining elements of rock, pop, and folk, Voegele writes and sings about the difficulties of love -- from being hurt for the first time to leaving a non-communicative boyfriend.

Is it any good?

DON'T LOOK AWAY has many bright spots with only a few dim moments, as Voegele shines on several tracks, such as the Nashville-inspired "Might Have Been." With a retro '80s rock feel, many tracks combine driving lyrics and drum rhythms to create infectious dance songs. Voegele's rendition of the much-covered Leonard Cohen classic "Hallelujah" is both original and technically solid. The album only falls short when Voegele begins to sing the same old theme of a love-struck protagonist who doesn't know what to do with her emotions. Miley Cyrus fans should enjoy Voegele's similar raw, slightly nasal vocals that carry attitude and enthusiasm with every note.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how social networking has influenced music. Do you feel more connected to an artist who has a blog or video diary? Do you visit the MySpace pages of artists that you like or are curious about? If so, how strong of a marketing tool can social networking be for a musician? Do you think MySpace should have a record label or does the company have an unfair advantage in its ability to promote its artists?

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