Music Reviews

"Break Free (feat. Zedd)" (CD single) Music Poster Image
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Clean, catchy dance/pop song for strong, independent girls.
By Ariana Grande
(2014)
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Red
age 10+
Swift knocks it out of the park with another appealing album
By Taylor Swift
(2012)
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"Gangnam Style" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Korean parody gone viral is fun but too sexy for small kids.
By Psy
(2012)
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"Someone Like You" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Sad but clean pop song laments lost love.
By Adele
(2011)
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"Pumped Up Kicks" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Upbeat music masks darker messages about smoking, guns.
By Foster the People
(2011)
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Born This Way Music Poster Image
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age 12+
Tamer tunes by pop diva still mention some sex, substances.
By Lady Gaga
(2011)
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"The Edge of Glory" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
No profanity or sex, but glorifies troubled relationships.
By Lady Gaga
(2011)
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"Rolling in the Deep" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
No adult content, but this break-up song is intense.
By Adele
(2011)
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Speak Now Music Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen country queen grows up but still keeps it clean.
By Taylor Swift
(2010)
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"A Year Without Rain" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 10+
Tween idol fixates on relationships again; no mature content
By Selena Gomez
(2010)
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"Airplanes" (single featuring Hayley Williams) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Rap tune is cleaner than most; mild profanity, no violence.
By B.o.B.
(2010)
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"Alejandro" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Unusually tame tune from edgy artist; OK for older kids.
By Lady Gaga
(2010)
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"Pants on the Ground" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 10+
Popular Idol audition song is odd but OK for tweens.
By General Larry Platt
(2010)
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"Today Was a Fairytale" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 10+
Innocent love song for tweens from a PG-13 movie soundtrack.
By Taylor Swift
(2010)
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"Fireflies" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 10+
Upbeat song about insomnia is odd but inoffensive.
By Owl City
(2009)
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"Paparazzi" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Gaga pairs fairly tame lyrics with violent, sexy video.
By Lady Gaga
(2009)
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All I Ever Wanted Music Poster Image
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age 12+
Idol gives honest yet clean account of teen ups and downs.
By Kelly Clarkson
(2009)
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David Cook Music Poster Image
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age 10+
Idol winner delivers with powerful, family-safe CD.
By David Cook
(2008)
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Fearless Music Poster Image
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age 12+
Insightful country love songs have broad appeal.
By Taylor Swift
(2008)
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"Second Chance" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Alt-rock act sings deep yet clean song about leaving home.
By Shinedown
(2008)
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