Music Reviews

csm_music
age 15+
 
Emotional ballads and power anthems deal with mature themes.
By Sia
(2014)
age 10+
 
Clean, catchy dance/pop song for strong, independent girls.
By Ariana Grande
(2014)
csm_music
age 15+
 
Brooding, mature album of desperation and heartache.
By Lana Del Rey
(2014)
csm_music
age 10+
 
Love prevails over dad's objections in fun reggae-pop song.
By Magic!
(2014)
age 10+
 
Infectious pop anthem has positive lyrics and strong vocals.
By OneRepublic
(2014)
age 15+
 
Dark alt-pop song about drinking to escape has edgy video.
By Sia
(2014)
age 10+
 
House-infused pop song about summer lovin' is cute, corny.
By Calvin Harris
(2014)
age 15+
 
Viral EDM song for selfie-loving generation; best for teens.
By The Chainsmokers
(2014)
csm_music
age 10+
 
Moody, contemplative album is dark, lovely, and uplifting.
By Beck
(2014)
csm_music
age 10+
 
Catchy single shows unglamorous reality of being a teen.
By Lorde
(2014)
age 10+
 
Energetic soul song is positive and clean.
By Aloe Blacc
(2013)
age 15+
 
Lil Jon party anthem has beat drops and body shots.
By DJ Snake, Lil Jon
(2013)
age 15+
 
Country-pop hit calls listeners to drink and party.
By Brantley Gilbert
(2013)
age 10+
 
Mandela biopic's Oscar-nominated track is clean, reflective.
By U2
(2013)
csm_music
age 10+
 
1-D follows their same formula, adds a bit of preteen lust.
By One Direction
(2013)
age 10+
 
Dark, eclectic soundtrack features top-notch artists.
By Various Artists
(2013)
csm_music
age 15+
 
Pop provocateur's joyless album sends iffy messages.
By Lady Gaga
(2013)
csm_music
age 15+
 
Disjointed album has f-bombs, sex, and drugs galore.
By Miley Cyrus
(2013)
age 15+
 
Miley, Wiz, and Juicy J rap about sneakers and getting high.
By Mike WiLL Made It
(2013)
age 15+
 
Slim Shady roars back with rhymes, disses, and profanity.
By Eminem
(2013)

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