Rockferry

Music review by
Maria Dinoia, Common Sense Media
Rockferry Music Poster Image
Blonde beauty does flawless retro '60s soul.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Duffy won't let a man rule her emotions and is willing to stick up for herself ("But I will never be your stepping stone/take it all or leave me alone/I will never be your stepping stone/I'm standing upright on my own").

Violence
Sex
Language

One time: "I'm no longer under your spell/hear it in a song/you can go to hell."

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this album covers mostly the hurt and downside of romantic relationships, but never gets too heavy. And although Duffy sings about passion and desire and has been compared to the seductive Amy Winehouse, the album's lyrics are really rather tame and fine for older tweens and teens.

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Teen, 14 years old Written byKaty0 November 4, 2009

Lovely smooth soul.

Duffy's lovely voice is on full display. Fine for 10+.
Teen, 15 years old Written bywillbarchi April 9, 2008

What's the story?

Welsh singer-songwriter Duffy's debut album is a 12-track collection alternating between dramatic ballads with temperamental lyrics and bright, reflective tunes written specifically for Duffy to hone her vocal craft.

Is it any good?

Duffy delivers a powerful punch with ROCKFERRY -- and those punches should be reserved for the critics who continue to compare her to Joss Stone and Amy Winehouse as she completely sets herself apart from them with this triumphant CD. Whether she's singing about meeting an old lover in "Warwick Avenue" or singing a go-go dance tune in "Mercy", she does it with such expressiveness, it's almost mesmerizing. Not to mention her bold songwriting and the pleasantness of her vocal ability. "Save It For Your Prayers," the album's bonus track, delivers the final blow to produce a knockout.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about comparing musical artists. Is it fair to have to always be judged against someone else? Do you think musicians are just putting out music that sounds the same to get that comparison of someone who's already established in the music biz? Or, do they really have a desire to be original?

Music details

  • Artist: Duffy
  • Release date: May 13, 2008
  • Label: Polydor
  • Genre: Rock
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No

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