More Than Words

 
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"New" boy band's clean lyrics makes girls swoon.

What parents need to know

Positive messages
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Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff

Innocent enough; "When I think about us making out girl" is as bad as it gets.

Language
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Consumerism

Obvious tie-in to the MTV show.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this short and sweet four-song collection (one is duplicated in Spanish) from a reinvented boy band is innocent (I-like-you-I-hope-you-like-me themes) and perfectly fine for tweens. The CD is available only at Target, but you can find the singles online. A full-length album from Menudo will also be released.

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What's the story?

The original Menudo had the appeal of other boy bands of the '90s, and this new, made-by-MTV version (Making Menudo) does a pretty good job delivering their five-part harmonies that make these boy bands so popular. This four-song collection shares the title of its first single, MORE THAN WORDS, which has all the qualities of a radio-friendly single. It will no doubt have tween girls turning up the volume -- and downloading photos of Jose (15), Chris (15), Emmanuel (16), Monti (18), and Carlos (18).

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

This short and sweet collection of songs (one is duplicated in Spanish) from a reinvented boy band is innocent (I-like-you-I-hope-you-like-me themes) and perfectly fine for tweens.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the branding of Menudo. Why are they launching a new group with the same name that was popular 20 years ago? What was the group like then? How is it different now?

Music details

Artist:Menudo
Release date:December 18, 2007
Label:Epic
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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