A lot or a little?
Parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
What's the story?
Is it any good?
Yes, there is plenty of rap, such as edited versions of club hits like Joe Budden's "Pump It Up." But the album ranges more widely than its most recent predecessors, including mellow pop like "Feel," Robbie Williams' sensitive ballad, and Daniel Bedingfield's popular "If You're Not The One." Rock choices also run the gamut, from the folky "Big Yellow Taxi" and the upbeat "Girl All The Bad Guys Want," to edgier tracks like "The Hell Song" and "Send The Pain Below." There's also "Stuck" from Stacie Orrico, who has origins in Christian rock.
This "something-for-everyone" philosophy may cause some listeners to press the skip button more than they'd like. But as a sampler of recent hits, the album is eminently playable.