Victorious 2.0 (More Music from the Hit TV Show)

Common Sense Media says

Short but spunky album from Nick show is fun for tweens.

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What parents need to know

Educational value

Meant to entertain rather than educate.

Positive messages

"Make it in America" is a song that celebrates dreaming big.

Positive role models

Victoria Justice and friends are all about dancing and having a great time, sometimes with a little attitude and sass, but all in good fun.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff

"Take a Hint" has some innuendo ("Get your hands off my hips ... Stop that staring at my -- Hey!)"

Language

"Take a Hint" has implied profanity ("I don't want to be a priss, I just try to be polite / But it always seems to bite me in the ---"). "Shut up" is repeated in "Shut Up and Dance."

Consumerism

Promotes Nick show, Victorious. Song "I Think You're Swell," mentions several celebrities and products -- from Oprah and Stedman and Carrie and Samantha, to Bobby and Whitney, the Spice Girls, and the Titanic.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Victorious 2.0 is an abbreviated album (only seven songs) that features some hits from the popular Nick show, and is mostly about dancing and having fun. "Take a Hint" has some innuendo ("Get your hands off my hips ... Stop that staring at my -- Hey!)" and implied profanity ("I don't want to be a priss, I just try to be polite / But it always seems to bite me in the ---"). There's occasional attitude ("Shut Up and Dance") and snarky humor, but overall it's OK for tween fans of the show.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

Victoria Justice and friends from the hit Nick show, Victorious, give fans just a little more to enjoy with the album VICTORIOUS 2.0 (MORE MUSIC FROM THE HIT TV SHOW), a short, seven-track compilation that features faves "Take a Hint," "Countdown," and the new "Make It in America." Parents might like the cover of the '80s hit "Don't You (Forget About Me)."

Is it any good?

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Although some fans might be disappointed by the album's short length, the songs on it are a good mix of the humor, dance beats, and fun that make the show Victorious and its female star, Victoria Justice, a success. The country-pop "Make It in America" is a fresh break from the usual cookie-cutter synth-pop, and even shows that Justice's voice is well suited for another genre. "I Think You're Swell" (featuring Matt Bennett) is clever and cute, an acoustic track with charming lyrics like "I'll be the Jagger to your Richards, the Captain Kirk to your Picard ... You're more fun than Frisbee in the park and popping edamame." "Shut Up and Dance" is a typical dance mix, but it's catchy, with just enough attitude to make it appeal to tweens who get tired of sugary-sweet pop.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what it takes to "make it in America." What does it take to be successful? How can you make your dreams come true?

  • Would you buy this music if you weren't already a Victorious fan? What do you like best about the music here?

  • Do you think Victoria Justice will continue to be popular when Victorious ends? How can tween idols grow up without alienating their fan base?

Music details

Artist:Victoria Justice
Release date:June 12, 2012
Type:Album
Label:Columbia
Genre:Soundtrack
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 10 years old December 28, 2012
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Full review!

I downloaded all the songs, on iTunes. Im partly disappointed. There's like, only 7 songs? You gotta be kidding. And there songs are enjoyable. Ill review each song- Make it in America. A nice song. Makes you wanna smile...its a uplifting song about, just being in America. And she is trying to sing a song about the country. Take a hint. Spunky girl rock song. Kinda to instence for a kids show. Like, the line we may all be familiar of "stop you starin' at my 'hey!'" Is inapropiate. The 'hey' part is trying to cover something. Victorious songs can be good at word twisting, and word play. Shut up and dance. I've watched every episode of victorious, but never, I heard this song. Which is a horrible song, but its kinda ok. I really don't understand it. 5 fingaz in the face. OH MY GOD! this song is my favorite. But inapropiate, here's some lines i found "par-te on my booty" which, i found that on "my" booty, or someone else's. and "boy you can't come in here and buy me!" Which applying to "buy" her in love. But over all, I love it! Countdown A great song! No inapropiate nor bad things! Its a lovely upbeat song about this guy finding this girl he wants. Dont you(forget about me) Meh, it was a boring song. This song was in the "breakfast bunch episode theme song". Even thought i loved the episode, the song isn't like the others. Its so boring. Nothing really. Its kinda like make it shine, but boring-er. I think your swell Its a sweet, funny song. Its nothing to say bad about it! Its very great! Thats my review. Thanks for reading!
Teen, 14 years old Written bykamal dwy JR September 29, 2012
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spectacular!

the best VICtoriOUS album so far
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Kid, 12 years old August 24, 2012
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Victorious Songs

These are good songs from my favorite TV show, Victorious. I like these songs. They are featured in seasons 2 and 3. There is some mild innuendo in "Take a Hint", but I like these songs. Rated 11+ for the following: Mild/infrequent innuendo.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much consumerism

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