Ok, I think the rating of iffy for 16 was a bit harsh on 'The Rising Tied'. Yes, there is swearing in some of the songs, but you can just download the clean version off Ovi Music and that's sorted out. There is some talk of violence, but it is shown in a negative light as is anything to do with consumerism, drinking and drugs. You must also remember that Mike Shinoda is a very good role model and a talented musican and that a lot of his view points and morale standards are reflected in his music. However, this is NOT an album for younger kids, though I highly recommend it for Linkin Park, Eminem and Jay-Z fans aged 15+.