Jason Castro

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Another Idol alum releases clean yet unmemorable CD.

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Positive Messages

Jason Castro's just looking to start a good relationship with someone he cares for, setting a good example for other young adults.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Castro hasn't let his moderate Idol fame go to his head, keeping his personal life free of trouble.

Violence
Sex

A handful of vague references, such as: "I wake you up with a little bit of feeling / I open the blinds, you open your eyes."

Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Jason Castro's self-titled album is super clean, containing no adult content beyond a few mild references to kissing and some very indirect talk of spending the night together.

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Kid, 12 years old May 1, 2010

better than most idol cd's

jason castro on this album comes off a like a anearly spring morning yet you can see depth and emotion on songs such a s closer it matters to me or the heartbre... Continue reading

What's the story?

With his distinctive look (long dreadlocks, deep blue eyes) andsweet personality, American Idol season seven contestant Jason Castro made it all the way to the top three before being voted off.Like so many other almost-Idols, the singer has now releaseda debut record, named for himself. The album stays true to Castro's clean image, avoiding controversial topics in favor of a lot of talk about falling in love and finding the girl of his dreams. Parents can rest easy about this album, which includes no swearing or references to substance use, and only very light talk of kissing or other sexual situations.

Is it any good?

While Castro had his moments on Idol, he was often criticized by the judges for lacking the powerful vocals of fellow contestants David Cook and David Archuleta. Not a lot has changed on this record: Castro's vocals are fine, yet not spectacular. Unfortunately, the boring arrangements don't help to make up for the so-so singing, causing the whole album to sound like nothing too special.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about being a reality show alum. As the pool of former American Idol contestants continues to grow, how can artists like Jason Castro distinguish themselves from the rest of the pack?

  • Is good-but-not-great talent enough to make these contestants worthy of their own record deals, or should they take the hint of being voted off early as a sign that they should hang it up?

Music details

  • Artist: Jason Castro
  • Release date: April 12, 2010
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No

For kids who love reality tv singers

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