Music Reviews

"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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"Brokenhearted" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 13+
Duo has unique sound; song has slightly iffy message.
By Karmin
(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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"The Lazy Song" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 13+
Mostly clean single about taking a break from the rat race.
By Bruno Mars
(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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"On the Floor" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 13+
Catchy club beat focuses mostly on dancing, not partying.
By Jennifer Lopez
(2011)
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"Born This Way" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 13+
Clean pop tune offers upbeat message about loving yourself.
By Lady Gaga
(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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"Dynamite" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 13+
Edited version of party tune is fine for older kids.
By Taio Cruz
(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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"California Gurls" (CD single featuring Snoop Dogg) Music Poster Image
age 13+
Sassy summer tune glamorizes partying and sex.
By Katy Perry
(2010)
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"Break Your Heart" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 13+
The lyrics are OK for teens, but the sexist message is iffy.
By Taio Cruz
(2010)
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Plastic Beach Music Poster Image
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age 13+
Virtual band talks eco issues on slightly edgy CD.
By Gorillaz
(2010)
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"Sexy Bitch" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 13+
Dance song has racy title -- yet mostly clean lyrics.
By Akon, David Guetta
(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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21st Century Breakdown Music Poster Image
age 13+
Pointed lyrics, gritty language infuse political rock opera.
By Green Day
(2009)
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