Music Reviews

Music from the O.C. Mix 2 Music Poster Image
age 12+
Unlike show, indie-rock songs are OK for tweens.
By Various Artists
(2004)
The Reminder Music Poster Image
csm_music
age 12+
iPod ad boosts singer's safe vocals, pure poetry.
By Feist
(2007)
Pretenders Music Poster Image
csm_music
age 12+
Powerful debut by enduring female vocalist.
By Pretenders
(1980)
The Graduate Soundtrack Music Poster Image
age 12+
Clever mix of Simon & Garfunkel songs, '60s cocktail music.
By David Grusin, Paul Simon, Simon & Garfunkel
(1968)
Reflektor Music Poster Image
csm_music
age 12+
Arcane rock album is reflective, rewarding, a bit mature.
By Arcade Fire
(2013)
"A Million Ways to Die" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Funny western spoof is full of slapstick violence.
By Alan Jackson
(2014)
Dreamgirls Soundtrack Music Poster Image
age 12+
Terrific singing captures old-school Motown.
By Various Artists
(2006)
Music from the O.C. Mix 4 Music Poster Image
age 12+
Edgy introspection from the indie-rock world.
By Various Artists
(2005)
We Started Nothing Music Poster Image
csm_music
age 12+
British electro-indie-pop duo gets iPod ad boost.
By The Ting Tings
(2008)
Eyes Open Music Poster Image
csm_music
age 12+
Indie rock group offers safe, digestible sound.
By Snow Patrol
(2006)
Strange and Beautiful Music Poster Image
age 12+
Easy listening for the next generation.
By Aqualung
(2005)
One Tree Hill, Volume 2 Music Poster Image
age 12+
Nice compilation helps breast cancer research.
By Various Artists
(2006)
Step Up 2: The Streets Soundtrack Music Poster Image
age 12+
Urban music gets a wee sexy on the dance floor.
By Various Artists
(2008)
Sweeney Todd Soundtrack Music Poster Image
age 12+
Depp and others sing an entertaining, dark story.
By Various Artists
(2007)
Too Young To Fight It Music Poster Image
age 12+
Clean indie pop is too good to pass up.
By Young Love
(2007)
Some People Have Real Problems Music Poster Image
age 12+
Safe, sophisticated lyrics from indie darling.
By Sia
(2008)
"Decode" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Bold, romantic song from Twilight movie.
By Paramore
(2008)
Quantum of Solace Soundtrack Music Poster Image
age 12+
More instrumental 007 thrills from Bond composer.
By Various Artists
(2008)
Up to Now Music Poster Image
csm_music
age 12+
Indie band's greatest hits are OK for older kids.
By Snow Patrol
(2009)
The Last Song Soundtrack Music Poster Image
age 12+
Safe but mellow movie tunes aren't typical Miley Cyrus pop.
By Various Artists
(2010)

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