Music Reviews

age 12+
 
Rapper goes on lyrical world tour in cute love song.
By B.o.B.
(2012)
age 12+
 
Mostly clean track from pop icon and female rappers.
By M.I.A., Madonna, Nicki Minaj
(2012)
age 12+
 
Breezy pop tune mentions partying but is OK for older tweens
By The Wanted
(2012)
age 12+
 
Despite crass title, hip-hop song has positive message.
By Gym Class Heroes
(2012)
age 12+
 
Rapper cuts cleaner-than-usual track honoring new daughter.
By Jay-Z
(2012)
age 12+
 
Indie tune has upbeat sound but also semi-aggressive lyrics.
By Foster the People
(2012)
age 12+
 
Katy Perry-penned pop tune with a few sexual metaphors.
By Jessie J
(2012)
age 12+
 
Angst-ridden but clean track from pop powerhouse.
By Adele
(2011)
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age 12+
 
Unique, upbeat rock 'n' roll with heartbreaking lyrics.
By The Black Keys
(2011)
age 12+
 
One of Perry's cleaner songs -- despite a few iffy lines.
By Katy Perry
(2011)
age 12+
 
Track lacks sex but celebrates an unhealthy relationship.
By Britney Spears
(2011)
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age 12+
 
Fiery country tune is mostly clean but has revenge theme.
By Pistol Annies
(2011)
age 12+
 
Sad but clean pop song laments lost love.
By Adele
(2011)
age 12+
 
Cleaner-than-average love song from edgy pop diva.
By Lady Gaga
(2011)
age 12+
 
Upbeat music masks darker messages about smoking, guns.
By Foster the People
(2011)
age 12+
 
Death is topic of clean but mature country song.
By The Band Perry
(2011)
age 12+
 
Brit tones down the sex, partying in fairly clean track.
By Britney Spears
(2011)
age 12+
 
Rock band encourages positive outlook; OK for older kids.
By One Republic
(2011)
age 12+
 
Pop-rock party single is clean, fine for older tweens.
By Hot Chelle Rae
(2011)
age 12+
 
Alt-pop CD is quirky but fine for older kids.
By Owl City
(2011)

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