Instigator

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Overwrought emotion, all over the road.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

All over the road...some weird relationship stuff, also some strong positive messages.

Violence

One song alludes to getting away from an abusive relationship.

Sex

A lot of heavy breathing and flirty innuendo, but nothing explicit.

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

No obvious product placement.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there's some mild sexual innuendo and heavy breathing involved.

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What's the story?

Kaci Brown is a talented young Texas-born singer-songwriter who has gotten a lot of exposure as the opening act on Backstreet Boys tours. Still in her teens on her debut CD, INSTIGATOR, Kaci is surprisingly able to handle a variety of musical styles with energy and competent vocals. Since she has yet to define her style, she gleefully bounces from one track to another, exploring hip-hop beats, Middle-Eastern rhythms, rock guitar fills, waltz interludes, and slow-ballad emoting. Her lyrics are mildly sexy (\"I'm a trouble maker/One boy, Two boys, Three boys ... if he's cute then I'll take the waiter,\" she sings on the title track) with some heavy breathing. But there are also some attempts at depth. \"Unbelievable\" explores the ambivalence of a girl in an abusive relationship; \"Cadillac Hotel\" hints at social consciousness.

Is it any good?

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On her debut CD, Kaci tackles a variety of musical styles with perky energy and competent vocal performances. It will be interesting to see how this young artist's career and talents develop as she matures. Until then, this album is a capable-enough debut effort, showing the promise that Kaci Brown's talents may even grow to surpass those of Jessica Simpson, an artist to whom she's often compared. We're betting on Kaci.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what it takes to become a teenage rock star -- and what you'd have to give up, too.

Music details

Artist:Kaci Brown
Release date:August 9, 2005
Label:Interscope Records
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Adult Written bygsfjelp2021 April 9, 2008
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greeeeeeat

i loved this song it was great. kaci looks like pheobe on charmed
Teen, 13 years old Written byicantchoseausername April 9, 2008
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Alright! Not Bad!

It's pretty good! She's got a great voice, and she can carry a tune! Keep it up Kaci! You're doing great!

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