A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
- Parents say
- Kids say
Appropriate for teens over 15, contains violence, inappropriate language, sexism, substance abuse, etc.
What's the story?
Is it any good?
New guitarist Mike Smith gamely tries to shine, but it's an uphill battle all the way. The singing and arrangements lack passion; overall the production feels perfunctory. The end result is disappointing, a lowest-common-denominator effort. This is a good one to skip.
There are a few moments that transcend, almost worth the price of admission. "Red Light, Green Light" features a guest appearance by Snoop Dogg along with a welcome blast of energy. The lyrics ("Red Light, Green Light, you ready to roll? Tell me when you're ready to go...") are filled with sexual innuendo that's actually a tiny bit clever, and the fact that the question is asked at all passes for considerate behavior (however superficially) with this crew.