Music Reviews

age 10+
Clean, sensitive song about facing up to tough problems.
By Coldplay
(2011)
age 10+
Squeaky-clean song about love and commitment.
By Train
(2011)
age 8+
Laid-back, kid-friendly track about listening to your heart.
By Jack Johnson
(2010)
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age 12+
Smooth as silk, strong as steel, but best for older kids.
By Sade
(2010)
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age 10+
OK for young Idol fans but lacks kid appeal.
By Katharine McPhee
(2010)
age 11+
Passionate pop single is OK for older tweens.
By Train
(2010)
age 15+
Lil' Wayne and Eminem use violence to get ahead.
By Lil Wayne
(2009)
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age 10+
Unlikely phenom belts out safe hits kids won't want to hear.
By Susan Boyle
(2009)
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age 14+
Sex, substances dominate eight new tunes on reissued CD.
By Lady Gaga
(2009)
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age 16+
Pain, violence, fear dominate this bleak album.
By Rihanna
(2009)
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age 12+
Radio-friendly pop is mature in theme but not graphic.
By John Mayer
(2009)
age 7+
More clean girl-craziness from young tween singer.
By Justin Bieber
(2009)
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age 13+
Teen-friendly soul from R&B newcomer.
By K'Jon
(2009)
age 10+
Wholesome, sweet CD comes up short in the talent department.
By Brooke White
(2009)
age 11+
R&B queen pairs with hot MC on sizzling yet clean single.
By Mary J. Blige
(2009)
age 5+
French singer promotes sense of wonder -- at any age.
By Sliimy
(2009)
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age 14+
Reality star's CD dissects her troubled family -- and sex.
By Brooke Hogan
(2009)
age 8+
JoBros enter mature territory but keep it clean and catchy.
By Jonas Brothers
(2009)
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age 12+
Former pop princess cuts mature yet clean, folk-tinged CD.
By Mandy Moore
(2009)
age 2+
Give kids a taste of Europe's languages and rhythms.
By Various Artists
(2009)

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