Hello My Name Is...

 
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Disney star's debut is solid; a few mature themes.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

This album shows a mature Mendler singing about love, relationships, and breaking up. Younger kids may not relate to these grown-up themes, but they can appreciate the messages about strength and honesty.

Positive role models

Mendler plays the older, responsible sister on the Disney Channel hit show Good Luck Charlie, and so far keeps a low-profile personal life.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language

"Bimbo" one time on "Forgot to Laugh."

Consumerism

 "Ready or Not" mentions Prince William and Kate and Oprah.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Hello My Name Is... is Good Luck Charlie star Bridgit Mendler's debut solo album. Mendler is no stranger to the music business: She sings the theme song on Charlie and also starred and sang in the Disney movie Lemonade Mouth. The lyrics are clean, and there are no references to sex, drugs, or violence. The songs here are a little more grown-up than you might expect for a teen Disney star, with a few mature themes about love and breaking up, but overall it's fine for tweens.

What's the story?

Bridgit Mendler has already captured hearts and laughs as the older, sentimental sister Teddy on Good Luck Charlie, but now on HELLO MY NAME IS... she shows she's got some serious vocal chops as well. This debut album features lead single "Ready or Not" and 11 other tracks.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

In a surprising but refreshing twist on the usual bubblegum-blend that comes from Disney Channel stars, Bridgit Mendler sings with soul and a little hip-hop style on Hello My Name Is... The young star sings a bit beyond her years on songs like "All I See is Gold," "The Fall Song," and the heartfelt "Hold on for Dear Love," pushing her vocals to a depth that shows that this first album won't be her last. On "Ready or Not" and "Forgot to Laugh" Mendler shows her playful side by trying some pop-rapping, and she even demonstrates a little attitude with lyrics like "I promise you'll be on your knees if you leave." Still, it's her more soulful melodies that suit her voice the best, and are the ones that set her apart from the pack of teen Disney singers.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the overall feel of the music here. Do you like it? What makes Mendler's music different from other pop music?

  • What song do you like the best? Why?

  • Mendler sings a song about being "Blond." How are blondes stereotyped? Have you ever been stereotyped or been guilty of judging someone else before getting to know them? How did it make you feel?

Music details

Artist:Bridgit Mendler
Release date:October 22, 2012
Type:Album
Label:Hollywood Records
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 11 years old January 20, 2013
 

Best Disney Role Model

Amazing music,a positive role model and great different vocals. Bridgit is the best Disney role model you could look up to. Good Luck Charlie has a fourth season coming up and hopefully great new music. The word "bimbo" is nothing to fret over. On her deluxe album the song "Postcard" shows that boys can do things girls normally do and vice versa. No sexist lyrics and an amazing voice. Bridgit Mendler should be known to everyone. I respect her as a talented singer,stellar actress and a great person.
Kid, 11 years old June 21, 2013
 

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why does every disney star has to be a singer/dancer? other than that it's good
Teen, 17 years old Written byRosebud95 November 2, 2012
 

More R&B tan the bubble-gum pop of most tween stars

I like it :)

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