Music Reviews

"Gangnam Style" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
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Korean parody gone viral is fun but too sexy for small kids.
By Psy
(2012)
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"Someone Like You" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Sad but clean pop song laments lost love.
By Adele
(2011)
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"Pumped Up Kicks" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Upbeat music masks darker messages about smoking, guns.
By Foster the People
(2011)
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Born This Way Music Poster Image
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age 12+
Tamer tunes by pop diva still mention some sex, substances.
By Lady Gaga
(2011)
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"The Edge of Glory" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
No profanity or sex, but glorifies troubled relationships.
By Lady Gaga
(2011)
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"Price Tag" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 8+
Clean pop-rap track with positive message.
By B.o.B., Jessie J
(2011)
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"Rolling in the Deep" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
No adult content, but this break-up song is intense.
By Adele
(2011)
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"Firework" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 8+
Unusually clean Perry song emphasizes self-esteem.
By Katy Perry
(2010)
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Speak Now Music Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen country queen grows up but still keeps it clean.
By Taylor Swift
(2010)
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age 8+
Nickelodeon boy band's debut album is fine for tweens.
By Big Time Rush
(2010)
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"Whip My Hair" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 8+
Age-appropriate hip-hop by daughter of Hollywood royalty.
By Willow Smith
(2010)
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"Airplanes" (single featuring Hayley Williams) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Rap tune is cleaner than most; mild profanity, no violence.
By B.o.B.
(2010)
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"Alejandro" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Unusually tame tune from edgy artist; OK for older kids.
By Lady Gaga
(2010)
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"Paparazzi" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Gaga pairs fairly tame lyrics with violent, sexy video.
By Lady Gaga
(2009)
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All I Ever Wanted Music Poster Image
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age 12+
Idol gives honest yet clean account of teen ups and downs.
By Kelly Clarkson
(2009)
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Fearless Music Poster Image
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age 12+
Insightful country love songs have broad appeal.
By Taylor Swift
(2008)
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Breakout Music Poster Image
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age 8+
Giving tween girls something to scream for.
By Miley Cyrus
(2008)
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Mamma Mia! Soundtrack Music Poster Image
age 8+
Big, fun ABBA musical featuring Hollywood actors.
By Various Artists
(2008)
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"Second Chance" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Alt-rock act sings deep yet clean song about leaving home.
By Shinedown
(2008)
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Jonas Brothers Music Poster Image
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age 8+
Good, clean pop-punk from nice-guy trio.
By Jonas Brothers
(2007)
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