A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
- Parents say
- Kids say
What's the story?
There's not much to THE CHEETAH GIRLS SOUNDTRACK, a CD of tunes from the Cheetah Girls' Disney Channel movie. Perky and upbeat, with a squeaky-clean message of diversity, independence, and empowerment, the girls make fine role models for young fans. (But be warned -- girls who loved the TV movie might be disappointed with the CD and its packaging: only eight tunes and no liner notes or personal information about the Cheetah Girls.)
Is it any good?
Raven, Sobrina Bryan, Adrienne Bailon, and Kelly Williams do a fine job on vocals, but lackluster production values make the whole thing sound prefabricated and unexceptional. The Cheetah Girls are adorable, and it's great that their "girl-power" message comes through loud and clear. But in a perfect world, more attention would be paid to the musical presentation as well. Young fans deserve better than this; we need role models with musical, as well as social, integrity.