Common Sense Media says

Ciara is saved by star-studded cameos.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

The girls take charge!

Not applicable

Very sexy, but not explicit.


Mostly clean.


Several brand names mentioned.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Ciara sings sexy songs in which the girl always calls the shots. This refreshing twist isn't quite enough to make the album exciting, but it does help.

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What's the story?

Ciara, a lovely young singer from Texas, brings a silky-smooth voice and a lot of attitude to GOODIES, her debut album. Dubbed by producer Lil' John as the \"First Lady of 'Crunk & B',\" she delivers a mild message of female empowerment with lyrics like \"If you're looking for the goodies keep on looking 'cause they stay in the jar.\" It's a refreshing change of pace, as far as it goes. After the first couple of songs, though, the CD goes downhill fast. There's very little variation; one song after another features Ciara's sweet little voice over monotonous pre-fab tracks.

Is it any good?


The whole project comes off sounding like a nice girl trying her best, but without any of the sparks of genuine brilliance that put a newcomer in front of the pack. The album's saving grace is a collection of delightful cameos by colleagues Petey Pablo, Missy Elliot, and Ludacris. When this CD was recorded, Ciara was just 18 years old; it will be interesting to see how her voice and songwriting develop as she matures.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the songs that deliver (though perhaps subtly) a message of female empowerment; for example, the title track's lyrics: "If you're looking for the goodies keep on looking 'cause they stay in the jar."

Music details

Release date:September 28, 2004
Label:La Face
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 16 years old Written byQueenOfNowhere34 April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
Adult Written byMommieMolly April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age

Lets get this straight about preteen girls!

This is an ultimate "girl power" cd. Parents, seriously, do you really think that sexual things go over the heads of girls under 13? They ACT like it does, but it really doesn't. Trust me, they're smart... they get it.
Parent of a 19 and 22 year old Written by9088349 March 16, 2009

she is my homegirl


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