Rachel Crow

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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X Factor alum's debut EP is clean, cute, and positive.

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Educational Value

Meant to entertain rather than educate.

Positive Messages

Lots of positive messages about standing up to bullying, being a strong shoulder for a struggling friend, liking people for who they are rather than how they look, and more.  

Positive Role Models & Representations

Rachel Crow comes across as a strong, smart, confident young woman.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

Mentions kissing and dancing together.

Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the six songs on the Rachel Crow EP include several different messages -- all of them positive. Beyond a couple lines about kissing and dancing with a romantic partner, the collection lacks any adult content or language, making it a great pick for younger and older kids alike.

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Parent Written byMic C. January 28, 2017

Emotional music

Im a big softybwhen kids sing like a full range pro.the second i heard rachel belt out the feelable emotion,I was hooked. She has impressed me ever since. Posit... Continue reading

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What's the story?

On her self-titled debut EP, former X Factor contestant Rachel Crow (who placed fifth in the show's first season) belts out six songs about topics that are close to the hearts of many tweens and teens, such as bullying, being yourself in the face of peer pressure, lending a shoulder for a friend to cry on, and more. This clean, tween-friendly album is only one of the projects Crow currently has in the mix: she also recently signed a deal with Nickelodeon for her own show.

Is it any good?

Rachel Crow's big voice belies her youth. With hints of both Rihanna and Beyonce (the latter's "If I Were a Boy" covered by Crow on an X Factor episode), her impressive vocals fit well with the bouncy, fun beats that back these tracks.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the role that entertainment competitions like The X Factor, American Idol, and The Voice play in the burgeoning careers of today’s young performers.

  • Is it fair that shows like this can catapult young stars such as Rachel Crow to the top without going through the traditional process of "making it?" Why or why not?

  • If Justin Bieber or Lady Gaga had tried to get their start on one of these talent shows, do you think they would have won? Why or why not?

Music details

  • Artist: Rachel Crow
  • Release date: June 26, 2012
  • Type: Album
  • Label: Columbia
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No

For kids who love tween tunes

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