Music Reviews

Are You Experienced? Music Poster Image
age 12+
Hendrix's fiery debut still a stunner.
By The Jimi Hendrix Experience
(2010)
Almost Alice Music Poster Image
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age 12+
Soundtrack is a bit darker than the Tim Burton movie.
By Various Artists
(2010)
Smoke & Mirrors Music Poster Image
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age 12+
Clean alt-rock CD is tween-friendly but boring.
By Lifehouse
(2010)
"Nothing to Lose" (featuring Miley Cyrus) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Miley’s duet with older man is too creepy for youngest fans.
By Bret Michaels
(2010)
"Up Out My Face" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Catchy anti-cheating song is OK for older tweens and teens.
By Mariah Carey
(2010)
Soldier of Love Music Poster Image
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age 12+
Smooth as silk, strong as steel, but best for older kids.
By Sade
(2010)
Transference Music Poster Image
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age 12+
Indie rock that's fine for older tweens and teens.
By Spoon
(2010)
Contra Music Poster Image
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age 12+
Indie rockers' second CD is clean -- and compelling.
By Vampire Weekend
(2010)
Graffiti Music Poster Image
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age 12+
R&B star reinvents himself; only crime here is his swagger.
By Chris Brown
(2009)
For Your Entertainment Music Poster Image
age 12+
Daring debut is mostly tame, with a few sexy tracks.
By Adam Lambert
(2009)
Battle Studies Music Poster Image
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age 12+
Radio-friendly pop is mature in theme but not graphic.
By John Mayer
(2009)
Up to Now Music Poster Image
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age 12+
Indie band's greatest hits are OK for older kids.
By Snow Patrol
(2009)
"I Can Transform Ya" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Materialistic lyrics mar R&B song's contagious sound.
By Chris Brown
(2009)
"Bad Romance" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Gaga goes nuts for a dysfunctional guy.
By Lady Gaga
(2009)
Fearless Platinum Edition Music Poster Image
age 12+
Six great new songs, more content added to reissued CD/DVD.
By Taylor Swift
(2009)
Celebration Music Poster Image
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age 12+
Mega-star's once-controversial songs now seem almost quaint.
By Madonna
(2009)
Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel Music Poster Image
age 12+
Pop diva's tunes are clean but lack their usual fire.
By Mariah Carey
(2009)
"Didn't You Know How Much I Loved You" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Jilted lover's revenge invokes the bedroom but stays tame.
By Kellie Pickler
(2009)
Breakthrough Music Poster Image
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age 12+
Tame love lessons from country-tinged MySpace sensation.
By Colbie Caillat
(2009)
"Changed Man" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Singer's apology song is cool, but not convincing.
By Chris Brown
(2009)

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