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)
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The Reminder Music Poster Image
csm_music
age 12+
iPod ad boosts singer's safe vocals, pure poetry.
By Feist
(2007)
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Pretenders Music Poster Image
csm_music
age 12+
Powerful debut by enduring female vocalist.
By Pretenders
(1980)
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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)
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Dreamgirls Soundtrack Music Poster Image
age 12+
Terrific singing captures old-school Motown.
By Various Artists
(2006)
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Music from the O.C. Mix 4 Music Poster Image
age 12+
Edgy introspection from the indie-rock world.
By Various Artists
(2005)
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We Started Nothing Music Poster Image
csm_music
age 12+
British electro-indie-pop duo gets iPod ad boost.
By The Ting Tings
(2008)
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Eyes Open Music Poster Image
csm_music
age 12+
Indie rock group offers safe, digestible sound.
By Snow Patrol
(2006)
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Strange and Beautiful Music Poster Image
age 12+
Easy listening for the next generation.
By Aqualung
(2005)
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One Tree Hill, Volume 2 Music Poster Image
age 12+
Nice compilation helps breast cancer research.
By Various Artists
(2006)
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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)
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Sweeney Todd Soundtrack Music Poster Image
age 12+
Depp and others sing an entertaining, dark story.
By Various Artists
(2007)
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Too Young To Fight It Music Poster Image
age 12+
Clean indie pop is too good to pass up.
By Young Love
(2007)
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Some People Have Real Problems Music Poster Image
age 12+
Safe, sophisticated lyrics from indie darling.
By Sia
(2008)
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"Decode" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Bold, romantic song from Twilight movie.
By Paramore
(2008)
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Quantum of Solace Soundtrack Music Poster Image
age 12+
More instrumental 007 thrills from Bond composer.
By Various Artists
(2008)
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Up to Now Music Poster Image
csm_music
age 12+
Indie band's greatest hits are OK for older kids.
By Snow Patrol
(2009)
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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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The Suburbs Music Poster Image
csm_music
age 12+
Indie-rock is all about being yourself; OK for older kids.
By Arcade Fire
(2010)
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"Holocene" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
One f-bomb in pensive, Grammy-nominated indie track.
By Bon Iver
(2011)
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