My World 2.0

 
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Second super-clean CD from prince of bubblegum pop.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Justin Bieber just wants to develop good, healthy relationships with people he cares about.

Positive role models

Bieber remains a very positive role model for kids, steering clear of adult indulgences despite his mounting fame.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff

Kissing is mentioned in a couple of songs.

Language
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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 My World 2.0 represents more of the squeaky clean music from the prince of bubblegum pop, Justin Bieber. The album's only crime is in its occasionally extreme sticky-sweetness.  

What's the story?

Bieber's back with MY WORLD 2.0 -- thefollow-up CD to the crazy popular debut album My World from the reigning prince of bubblegum pop. Though the album includes a guest performance from the decidedly adult rapper Ludacris, Bieber doesn't stray from the squeaky clean path that he forged on his first album. Like the earlier record, Justin spends every song talking about the (mostly) ups and downs of puppy love. The classicly clean lyrics include: "'Cause baby when you're with me it's like an angel came byand took me to heaven / 'Cause when I stare in your eyes it couldn't be better." It comes as no surprise, then, thatthe album includes no swearing or adult content, beyond a couple of benign references to kissing.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Though Bieber's a bit older now, his vocal tone hasn't yet changed -- making this record sound extremely similar to the one before. He showcases the same strong pipes again here, blowing it out on a few songs in particular: "Overboard" (with guest vocals from teen singer Jessica Jarrell), "Somebody to Love," and "U Smile," the album's first single. To be sure, the end result is a little formulaic -- but die-hard Bieber fans will be thrilled about having a whole new album of songs based around Justin's signature sound.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how Justin Bieber may be able to show that he's growing up without crossing the line into adult-content territory. 

  • While his peers like Miley Cyrus

  • are shedding their younger images and opting for more mature

  • partnerships, how can Justin also demonstrate that he's getting older

  • without excluding younger audiences?

Music details

Artist:Justin Bieber
Release date:March 23, 2010
Label:BMG
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 13 years old Written byThe Fooshster January 1, 2011
 

-.- ...

The Justin Bieber craze has gone on WAY TOO LONG ... Everyone who is head over heels for him is wasting their time. Go listen to something else... I'd rather listen to Ke$ha than Justin Bieber... and I HATE Ke$ha!
Kid, 12 years old November 20, 2010
 

Horrid

I hate it!!!!!!!! People, do not call Justin Bieber Justin Beaver. It's an insult to beavers:)
Teen, 13 years old Written byLadyGagaForever September 2, 2010
 
Its horrible. Don't waste your time.
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