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Start Something

Mostly good clean rock & roll.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Gently PC, overall.


A few semi-poetic references to death and fire.


No explicit sexuality.


One use of the "F" word on a recorded phone message interlude.


Nothing obvious.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Nothing obvious.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the CD offers intense, straight-ahead rock & roll: interesting, well-performed, and almost squeaky-clean. The one use of the "F" word is on a spoken-word interlude, a recording of a message on someone's answering machine. Your teens could do a lot worse than listening to this CD.

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What's the story?

Lostprophets deliver palatable, infectious rock & roll on START SOMETHING. Except for a couple of self-indulgent metaphorical death and fire references (\"Just say 'Will you starve with me?'/With your life, bring it to an end\" on \"Hello Again\"; \"Cause if it's no good/Burn burn the stations/We'll burn it down/Burn burn the truth\" on \"Burn, Burn\"), the lyrics are intense without being scary or offensive. They also somehow project a gentle message of social consciousness without actually saying much of anything at all. The one use of the \"F\" word is on a spoken-word interlude of a message on someone's answering machine, an overused ploy and/or gratuitous private joke that doesn't really work. Other than that, this is good clean rock & roll from a band that seems to be here to stay.

Is it any good?


It's refreshing to hear Ian Watkins deliver strong, confident lead vocals on track after track -- a distinct improvement over his nasal whining on previous projects. Also worth noting are the excellent and sometimes innovative instrumental performances.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about whether the lyrics stand out. In some rock & roll, the lyrics play second fiddle to the beat and music. But how about this CD: Do you think some of the lyrics are worth pondering?

Music details

Release date:February 3, 2004
Label:Sony Music
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 13 years old Written bybunnyboy389 January 28, 2010

Good band, ok for people 13 or older, new cd, not for kids

LOVE THIS CD, but honestly, nothing that bad, just the F word once, but there is a good song called to hell we ride by them, you barely hear hell. but the new CD betrayed is not ok for kids, they use the F word alot
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 15 years old Written bybambamboy13 April 9, 2008
Teen, 15 years old Written bynate smith April 9, 2008

An awesome CD

This is a great cd. When I got this cd I thought it was awesome but I was a little surprised at the recorded phone message. The LOSTPROPHETS are an great band. Some other bands like LOSTPROPHETS are: STORY OF THE YEAR, THE USED and SENSES FAIL.