Music Reviews

csm_music
age 15+
 
Brooding, mature album of desperation and heartache.
By Lana Del Rey
(2014)
age 11+
 
Appealing pop-rock song about a breakup has brilliant video.
By OK Go
(2014)
csm_music
age 12+
 
Grammy winners turn pain into psychedelic rock 'n' roll.
By The Black Keys
(2014)
age 12+
 
Gleeful, up-tempo track pokes fun at newfound independence.
By Paramore
(2014)
age 13+
 
Passionate anthem calls for a more screen-free existence.
By Passenger
(2014)
age 12+
 
Emotional rock song deals with heavy themes in music video.
By Imagine Dragons
(2013)
age 9+
 
Wistful, piano-driven Hunger Games ballad references war.
By Coldplay
(2013)
csm_music
age 14+
 
Brooding alt-rock album has heavy themes, all-star guests.
By Queens of the Stone Age
(2013)
age 14+
 
Eclectic homage to Jazz Age has edgy songs, mature themes.
By Various Artists
(2013)
age 10+
 
Haunting ballad off Great Gatsby soundtrack is lush, tame.
By Lana Del Ray
(2013)
age 12+
 
Hard-hitting rock anthem is angsty but clean.
By Imagine Dragons
(2013)
age 11+
 
Haunting tender ballad from viral clothing ad has sexy video
By Soko
(2013)
csm_music
age 12+
 
Catchy, clean rock with serious themes, uplifting messages.
By Imagine Dragons
(2012)
age 13+
 
Alt-rock song has mature themes, clean video.
By The Killers
(2012)
csm_music
age 14+
 
Powerful solo effort relates violence to emotional pain.
By Jack White
(2012)
csm_music
age 12+
 
Unique, upbeat rock 'n' roll with heartbreaking lyrics.
By The Black Keys
(2011)
age 5+
 
Silly lyrics bring classical piano pieces to life for kids.
By Richard Perlmutter with Symphonies & Singers
(2011)
csm_music
age 12+
 
Clean, positive album from alt-rock darlings.
By Death Cab for Cutie
(2011)
csm_music
age 7+
 
Clean classical music from child prodigy.
By Jackie Evancho
(2011)
age 13+
 
Brooding alt-rock single has mature themes.
By Mumford & Sons
(2011)

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