Music Reviews

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age 14+
Brooding alt-rock album has heavy themes, all-star guests.
By Queens of the Stone Age
(2013)
age 14+
Exquisite, darkly poetic songs.
By Ryan Adams
(2003)
age 14+
Excellent playing, singing, and songwriting.
By Incubus
(2004)
age 14+
Intriguing punk-rap operetta for older teens.
By The Streets
(2004)
age 14+
Quirky and raw; many teens will enjoy.
By The White Stripes
(2005)
csm_music
age 14+
Lives up to high expectations; not for kids.
By Gorillaz
(2005)
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age 14+
Emotional ballads with a few four-letter words.
By James Blunt
(2005)
age 14+
Glam rock, disco pop with a few mature themes.
By MGMT
(2008)
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age 14+
Deep stuff, but no hidden messages to worry about.
By Coldplay
(2008)
age 14+
Hot MC uses explicit language to deliver positive message.
By Drake
(2009)
csm_music
age 14+
Rapper battles -- but mostly steers clear of -- sex, drugs.
By Jay-Z
(2009)
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age 14+
Hot MC's raps mix self-reflection with graphic sex talk.
By Drake
(2009)
age 14+
Jay-Z's love letter to the Big Apple; some drug references.
By Jay-Z
(2009)
age 14+
Some swearing, but not as violent as other rap songs.
By Dr. Dre, Eminem
(2011)
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age 14+
Rap moguls' semi-explicit track has tons of swagger.
By Jay-Z, Kanye West
(2011)
csm_music
age 14+
Powerful solo effort relates violence to emotional pain.
By Jack White
(2012)
age 14+
Eclectic homage to Jazz Age has edgy songs, mature themes.
By Various Artists
(2013)
csm_music
age 14+
Intense songs for teens to ponder; not for kids.
By Radiohead
(2003)
csm_music
age 14+
Some profanity and sex, but substance as well.
By The Black Eyed Peas
(2003)
csm_music
age 14+
Bow Wow attempts to prove he's no longer a kid.
By Bow Wow
(2005)

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