Fashion Pixiez

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Safe dance-hall beats for the primary-school set.

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 2 reviews

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

Positive Messages

Some positive girl-power messages delivered with sledgehammer subtlety. There are references to fashion and fitting in.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

Packaging promotes other Bratz products and ringtones, at the expense of crediting the singers.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that in the Bratz universe, girls support their friends with acceptance and sisterhood, embracing individuality while watching out for one another -- and giving credit where credit is due. Fourteen bouncy tracks on this CD manage to promote these lofty ideals.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bymamamarcela April 9, 2008

i can't stand bratz

i apoligize for not being able to elaborate at this time, on this ridiculous movie aimed at little girls. Just know this, if you value the beauty of manners, f... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byBethStump April 9, 2008
Kid, 11 years old April 9, 2008

Worst

other bratz CD's are much better

What's the story?

The Bratz marketing machine rolls out the big guns with a movie, a DVD, and this CD featuring 14 positive, upbeat, and very well-performed songs for the 5- to 9-year-old dance-party set. The tracks are clean with clear, easy-to-understand lyrics promoting self-esteem, individuality, and girl power on songs with titles like \"We Can,\" \"It's A Girl Thing,\" \"One of a Kind,\" and \"Strong Enough.\" Unfortunately, the repetitive lyrics can border on silly sometimes: \"I'm all revved up…so c'mon/That's what I'm talkin' 'bout/Never gonna stop/1, 2, 3, 4/Turn it up a little more.\" On the other hand, these energetic songs can't help but inspire movement, and are perfect for a slumber-party soundtrack.

Is it any good?

Although it's a pleasure to hear well-performed songs using grown-up production standards on a kids' record, some parents may find the relentless dance grooves a little unsettling -- we're not supposed to train our daughters to be dance-club divas in the first grade, are we? Still, the songs are fresh and fun, delivered with talent and energy by…um…hmmm, no singers on the credits? Instead, there's a full-page ad for ringtones and other Bratz products.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about building a brand empire. Is it effective to have CDs, DVDs, Web sites, books, and video games all dedicated to one thing? Or, is it overload? When do you think branding goes too far?

Music details

  • Artist: Bratz
  • Release date: February 20, 2007
  • Label: Hip-O
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No

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