Underage Thinking

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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A very talented teenager gives it his all.

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

Positive Messages

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


Very mild innuendo.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking


What 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.

User Reviews

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Adult Written bylydiagraceee July 21, 2009

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. an... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byCSM Screen Name... April 9, 2008


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... Continue reading

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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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
  • Last updated: June 20, 2019

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