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A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that while this album doesn't contain a lot of four-letters words, the sexy nature of many of the songs makes it questionable for kids' ears. Although the sexy messages are generally shrouded in metaphors and analogies, savvy listeners will probably get the idea of what Ciara means.
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What's the story?
Ciara's third album, FANTASY RIDE has been a dream come true for the young singer, becoming her most successful release to date. On the super-steamy CD, Ciara mixes it up with a number of musical partners including Justin Timberlake, Ludacris, and Chris Brown. With a comic book theme, the singer portrays heroine Super C throughout the liner notes, and on various tracks plays a host of sexy roles, from doctor to private dancer and onto erotic magician.
Is it any good?
Ciara takes on the role of superhero on her latest album, but from most of the song lyrics, it seems the only real super-power this songstress possesses is the ability to physically please men. A few tracks are definitely dance-worthy, like "Keep Me Dancin'" and "Work" featuring Missy Elliott. In fact, Ciara gets a lot of help from her all-star collaborations and it's easy to wonder if her superpowers would be diminished had she not teamed up with such powerful guest stars.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how sexy male and female singers differ in their appeal. Do male singers focus on signing about what a great body they have or do they tend to sing more about how they will treat a lady? Do you think female singers need to act extra-sexy in order to be relevant and popular? Would a female singer have as much appeal if she sang about being sensitive and a good listener?