Love Drunk

Common Sense Media says

A few drinking and drug lyrics mar otherwise clean album.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

While this album is largely inoffensive, a few questionable messages do appear -- including the drinking/drug allusions in "Love Drunk" and "Chemicals Collide," and, in "Contagious," mention of reckless driving: "I'm flying down the fast lane / Doing 95-90, things on my brain."

Positive role models

Aside from a couple of eyebrow-raising messages in certain songs, the guys in Boys Like Girls are reasonably good examples of how to be young and hip without boasting about various sexual exploits or extremely hard partying. 

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

No talk of the act itself, but lots of references to kissing.

Language

Just a couple of swear words, like bulls--t.

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

The song "Love Drunk" compares being in love to getting drunk, and "Chemicals Collide" describes it as a "high."

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this album is pretty clean overall, with no explicit sex talk, graphic language, or serious partying references.  

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What's the story?

For its sophomore album LOVE DRUNK, Boston-based band Boys Like Girls recruited some star power with pretty heavy wattage: Taylor Swift sings on the single "Two Is Better Than One," while Ashley Tisdale appears in the video for the title track. Though the latter tune includes a decidedly adult comparison between getting drunk / having a hangover and falling in love / breaking up, the bulk of the remaining songs on the record are fairly clean, talking mostly about the highs and lows of new love without a lot of swearing or sex talk. Of note, however, are the multiple references to kissing, with lyrics like "we used to kiss all night" and "you're so contagious…I caught it when I kissed you."

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Musically, this record has some good things going for it. The duet with Taylor Swift is a clear highlight, with Swift and band frontman Martin Johnson engaging in some nice harmonization that makes the song a standout amid the rest of the pop-punk tracks on the record. And the tight overall songwriting results in other tunes, like "She's Got a Boyfriend Now," that loop back in your mind long after they're over.  

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the allusions to drinking and drugs in this album and the impact alcohol in the media has on kids.

  • Does it hurt the reputation of a "good girl" like Taylor Swift to sing on a record that talks about drinking and drugs?

Music details

Artist:Boys Like Girls
Release date:September 8, 2009
Label:Columbia
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Adult Written byKeatonxRondelli December 8, 2009
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13
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makes me want my band to play it!

its about being in love then falling out of love, why do people take so many things so seriously? i mean wtf all these reviews ive been reading are ridiculous, little kids dont even know what they are talking about. and when they do they finish up with something dumb. whats wrong here?
Teen, 13 years old Written bypeaceoutelsa October 8, 2009
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Fine for 10 year olds

Even though the song is called love drunk it has nothing to do with drinking or drugs. I think it is an ok song!
Teen, 14 years old Written byheymonday101 January 26, 2011
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Not as good as their first one, but "Two Is Better Than One" is beautiful

Before I start, let me first say "Two Is..." is NOT dirty. Everyone(who hasn't heard itPASTORS!!!)thinks it's about a threesome. It isn't. And "the way you roll your eyes" is something that everyone raises their eyebrows at. It's not bad. Every girl rolls their eyes at guys. Anyway, it's kinda pop-ey, but I still love it. Taylor Swift actually made "Two Is..." beautiful. This is me and my gf's song still. Love it!!!
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