It's Only Time

Common Sense Media says

Drake delivers pleasant, perky pop.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Drake seems like a nice kid, but there's no particular message of any kind.

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Drake Bell, of Nickelodeon's Drake & Josh show, is a nice kid who has listened to a heck of a lot of Beatles albums -- or at least that's the impression you'll get after listening to this CD. Content is squeaky-clean except for a bit of poetic sexual innuendo ("when you're creeping out of bed I sneak a peek to see just what you were wearing last night"), and the overall sound is peppy, bright, and fun.

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Kids say

What's the story?

Drake Bell, Nickelodeon's teen heartthrob from the Drake & Josh sitcom, seems too good to be true. He's a good singer with credible rock & roll instincts, he's good looking, and he seems to have listened to a lot of music by The Beatles. His debut CD, IT'S ONLY TIME. references the Fab Four on nearly every tune, yet maintains a fresh and original sound. Songs are typically lovesick-teen stuff, with the tiniest bit of sexual innuendo, but an old-timey ragtime number featues some impressive scat-singing.

Is it any good?

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It sounds as though Drake loved every minute he spent making this record. Lyrics are not brilliant, but they are expressive, tween-safe, and occasionally even funny and/or poetic. He performs with an infectious, charming enthusiasm that's hard to ignore. Watch out, cynics -- there's a good chance you'll be humming along before you remember that you're not supposed to like anything this cute. For everyone else, crank up the volume and enjoy.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how bands influence each other. When do bands borrow too much of another band's sound? Think of your favorite band -- who do they sound like? Can you think of any orginal-sounding artists or bands? Families can also discuss the "kitschy-futuristic" interludes and sound effects. Could you record similar vignettes with your friends on the family computer?

Music details

Artist:Drake Bell
Release date:December 5, 2006
Label:Universal Motown
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 June 10, 2012
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its only time

Families can talk about how bands influence each other. When do bands borrow too much of another band's sound? Think of your favorite band -- who do they sound like? Can you think of any orginal-sounding artists or bands? Families can also discuss the "kitschy-futuristic" interludes and sound effects. Could you record similar vignettes with your friends on the family computer?
What other families should know
Great messages
Kid, 10 years old February 23, 2012
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5
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Amazing!

Yery Good! I LOVE DRAKE BELL! He was my first ever concert! He is amazing great the best but only 4/5 stars for too cheesy bubblegum pop.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 11 years old November 29, 2011
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6
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Soo good

Drake bell is like 2004-2009's justin beiber but drake accually has talent

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