Music Reviews

Blunderbuss Music Poster Image
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age 14+
Powerful solo effort relates violence to emotional pain.
By Jack White
(2012)
"Dance Again" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 13+
Mediocre dance song with too-sexy video.
By Jennifer Lopez
(2012)
"One Thing" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 8+
Sweet boy-band tune about young love will make tweens swoon.
By One Direction
(2012)
"Girl Gone Wild" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 13+
Dance-pop track is OK, but sexual video isn't for kids.
By Madonna
(2012)
MDNA Music Poster Image
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age 13+
Her Madgesty returns with a less edgy, dance-pop album.
By Madonna
(2012)
"Feel So Close" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 10+
Remixed club beat by Scottish singer is surprisingly clean.
By Calvin Harris
(2012)
Up All Night Music Poster Image
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age 8+
Boy band's debut album is surprisingly solid; OK for tweens.
By One Direction
(2012)
Big Time Movie Soundtrack Music Poster Image
age 7+
Nick quartet pays homage to the real Fab Four; fun for kids.
By Big Time Rush
(2012)
"What Makes You Beautiful" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 8+
Boy band sings about true beauty; great message for tweens.
By One Direction
(2012)
"TTYLXOX" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 7+
OMG, this song isn't great, but OK for kids who TXT :)
By Bella Thorne
(2012)
"Take a Hint" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 11+
Feisty song from Nick show is a bit mature for younger kids.
By Victoria Justice
(2012)
"Drunk Text" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 14+
Video celebrates sexting, drinking; like, so lame.
By Paris Hilton
(2012)
"Call Me Maybe" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 10+
Canadian newcomer's breakout song is catchy and clean.
By Carly Rae Jepsen
(2012)
"Rumour Has It" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Sassy, bluesy-pop song about cheating isn't graphic.
By Adele
(2012)
"Live My Life" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Party song with JB; edgier-than-usual sound for tween idol.
By Far East Movement, Justin Bieber
(2012)
"Somebody That I Used to Know" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 11+
Clean yet emotionally complex tune about a painful breakup.
By Gotye
(2012)
"We Are Young" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 14+
Drinking, drugs in synth-pop party anthem.
By fun.
(2012)
"Brokenhearted" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 13+
Duo has unique sound; song has slightly iffy message.
By Karmin
(2012)
"Part of Me" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 10+
Pop princess sings clean tune about standing up to her ex.
By Katy Perry
(2012)
"Birthday Cake" Remix (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Raunchy duet about sex sends an iffy message.
By Chris Brown, Rihanna
(2012)

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