Music review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
Raven-Symone Music Poster Image
Disney princess is sassy and tame.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 8 reviews

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A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Self-confidence, girl power: "My flaws are beautiful/I'm way beyond average," "Only way you can win is by being comfortable in your skin."

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Disney Channel's That's So Raven star still keeps her lyrics full of positive issues (like self-esteem) and squeaky clean, even if she's growing up. Her music is growing up, too, in terms of quality, and older siblings might just be borrowing this CD from their younger brothers and sisters.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byclarence August 6, 2015
Adult Written byraefan1 April 9, 2008

Album for all ages. .and get it Raven-Symone the album is hot!!!!!

hey i gotta say i never really knew raven had it in her her album is banging even my bro likes it and stuff and it has a level of maturity and its not DISNEY!!!... Continue reading
Kid, 7 years old April 9, 2008

I cried

raven is cute fabulous awsome i think she needs to write more snogs because i like dubble dutch bus that song is awsome raven symone keep writeing songs.
Kid, 12 years old April 14, 2011

Kids and Tweens!

Good song! Great Role Model for tweens! GO RAVEN!

What's the story?

Disney darling Raven-Symone is growing up (she's all of 22), and her fourth self-titled album, RAVEN-SYMONE, proves she's becoming a force to be reckoned with. Its 13 tracks are upbeat, club bangers featuring hot producers like Sean Garrett (Fergie, Beyonce), The J.A.M. (Leona Lewis), and The Clutch (Timbaland).

Is it any good?

This album will pleasantly surprise listeners. Raven-Symone has showcased some real vocal talent and versatility, great musical arrangements, and some girl uumph! She's Disney-bred, and the album is safe for all ears, but she's put a little more stank on it this time around. This album brought in some heavy-hitters to make the music more competitive throughout the entire industry, not just the tweeny-bopper Disney-viewing audience. The album is fun, feisty, and confident with club knocks to make you bop your head like "In Your Skin," "Green," "That Girl," and "Got It Girl." "In the Pictures" is more pop R&B with some acoustic guitar and "Hollywood Life" is a sweet, sad ballad. Raven tells it like it is, and we love her even more for it when she tells it like this.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the recurring theme of self-confidence and being comfortable "in your skin" that Raven sings about. Do you think she is singing about personal experiences she has had in the music industry as someone who doesn't necessarily fit the "mold" or expected "image" of a star? Do you respect her more for having such great success despite this?

Music details

  • Artist: Raven-Symone
  • Release date: April 29, 2008
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: June 19, 2019

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