Underage Thinking

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A very talented teenager gives it his all.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Maybe just a teensy bit self-absorbed and whiny? But basically fine!

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

Very mild innuendo.

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that their daughters probably already have huge crushes on Teddy Geiger after seeing him on a couple of TV shows. There is not much to worry about here, aside from some mild innuendo.

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What's the story?

It's easy to imagine 17-year-old Teddy Geiger listening to John Mayer records for hours on end, singing along into his bedroom mirror. Geiger's UNDERAGE THINKING album practically screams "Pop Hottie du Jour, over here," yet there's enough throaty sensitive-guy vocal stuff to evoke Mayer. Geiger is musically competent enough to contribute guitar, piano, bass, and drum tracks, and keeps his vocals settled down in a comfortable, accessible midrange. In the teen heartthrob department, your younger teens could do a whole lot worse.

Is it any good?

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Excellent instrumental tracks support and enhance the artist's performances, but the songs themselves don't have all that much to say. Introspective and perhaps even a bit whiny, most of the songwriting performs the required task of providing an arena for the singer, but never elevates or enlightens. Still, Teddy Geiger is an emotional, honest performer who seems to feel comfortable in his own (very adorable) skin, and also well aware of both his strengths and limitations.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the phenomenon of the male teen idol. Parents can compare Teddy with their generation's fantasy dream date.

Music details

Artist:Teddy Geiger
Release date:March 21, 2006
Label:Sony Music
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Adult Written bylydiagraceee July 21, 2009
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perfect for everyone, stop being a worrywart.

there is absolutly NO problem with these songs. amazing album. noooo innapropriate innuendo whatsoever. hes an amazing artist and will inspire your children. anyone who says this album is innapropriate is uptight and needs to get the stick out of their butt and let children have a little freedom.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 14 years old Written byCSM Screen Name... April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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I LOVEEDD ITT!!!

I LOVE the CD! He's a really good musician.This is I think good for teens and tweens. I listen to it almost everyday.Everyone should hear him out,he has a good voice,and he's pretty good looking(in my opinion)..and he's also sweet and friendly to fans,and there's not really cursing words.He's greaatt!

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