It's Only Time

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
It's Only Time Music Poster Image
Drake delivers pleasant, perky pop.

Parents say

age 3+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 5 reviews

Did this review miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive, diverse representations in books, TV shows, and movies. Want to help us help them? Suggest a diversity update

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

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

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say

There aren't any reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Kid, 10 years old February 23, 2012


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.
Kid, 11 years old November 29, 2011

Soo good

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

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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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
  • Last updated: June 19, 2019

Our editors recommend

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate

About these links

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Thank you for your support.

Read more

Our ratings are based on child development best practices. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. The star rating reflects overall quality.

Learn how we rate