Music Reviews

age 10+
 
Clean, catchy dance/pop song for strong, independent girls.
By Ariana Grande
(2014)
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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)
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age 14+
 
EDM star delivers hard electro grooves and ambient melodies.
By deadmau5
(2014)
age 16+
 
K-pop/hip-hop viral hit has heavy drinking and partying.
By Psy
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Grammy winners turn pain into psychedelic rock 'n' roll.
By The Black Keys
(2014)
age 12+
 
Tame dance-pop track explores conflicted romantic feelings.
By Ariana Grande
(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 15+
 
Dark alt-pop song about drinking to escape has edgy video.
By Sia
(2014)
age 10+
 
House-infused pop song about summer lovin' is cute, corny.
By Calvin Harris
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Dubstep's biggest star drops ear-splitting, explicit record.
By Skrillex
(2014)
age 15+
 
Viral EDM song for selfie-loving generation; best for teens.
By The Chainsmokers
(2014)
age 13+
 
Energetic party song from young Dutch DJ has one iffy word.
By Martin Garrix
(2014)
age 15+
 
Lil Jon party anthem has beat drops and body shots.
By DJ Snake, Lil Jon
(2013)
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age 15+
 
Pop provocateur's joyless album sends iffy messages.
By Lady Gaga
(2013)
age 12+
 
Emotional rock song deals with heavy themes in music video.
By Imagine Dragons
(2013)
age 13+
 
Vapid club song mixes dumb lyrics with boring sound.
By Pitbull
(2013)
age 11+
 
Pulsing dance track about having a fling isn't explicit.
By Zedd
(2013)
age 9+
 
Wistful, piano-driven Hunger Games ballad references war.
By Coldplay
(2013)

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