Music Reviews

csm_music
age 12+
 
Arcane rock album is reflective, rewarding, a bit mature.
By Arcade Fire
(2013)
age 9+
 
Warm and catchy ballad about loss and regret.
By Passenger
(2013)
age 11+
 
Complex, clean indie-rock track features interactive video.
By Arcade Fire
(2013)
age 10+
 
Clean, danceable pop-rock from rising Icelandic superstars.
By Of Monsters And Men
(2013)
age 10+
 
Mostly clean folk-pop from Idol winner.
By Phillip Phillips
(2012)
csm_music
age 10+
 
Clean indie CD covers emotional breakup ground.
By The xx
(2012)
age 10+
 
Acoustic folk-pop song about unrequited love; clean video.
By The Lumineers
(2012)
age 10+
 
Teen with terminal cancer leaves behind a beautiful song.
By Zach Sobiech
(2012)
age 10+
 
Clean, sensitive song about facing up to tough problems.
By Coldplay
(2011)
age 12+
 
One f-bomb in pensive, Grammy-nominated indie track.
By Bon Iver
(2011)
age 10+
 
Electro-pop single by one-man band is OK for kids.
By Owl City
(2011)
age 10+
 
Squeaky-clean song about love and commitment.
By Train
(2011)
age 13+
 
Collection of indie-rock songs is tamer than the TV show.
By Various Artists
(2010)
csm_music
age 12+
 
Indie-rock is all about being yourself; OK for older kids.
By Arcade Fire
(2010)
age 8+
 
Laid-back, kid-friendly track about listening to your heart.
By Jack Johnson
(2010)
csm_music
age 13+
 
Brooding, dark, and sometimes depressing indie rock.
By MGMT
(2010)
csm_music
age 12+
 
Smooth as silk, strong as steel, but best for older kids.
By Sade
(2010)
csm_music
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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