Music Reviews

age 10+
 
Foot-tapping ditty about falling in love; OK for tweens.
By Train
(2012)
age 15+
 
Another edgy, crass song from rap queen; older teens and up.
By Nicki Minaj
(2012)
age 12+
 
Mostly clean track from pop icon and female rappers.
By M.I.A., Madonna, Nicki Minaj
(2012)
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age 14+
 
Mature content and messages in pop starlet's debut CD.
By Lana Del Ray
(2012)
age 10+
 
Self-esteem reigns supreme in clean, uplifting pop single.
By Kelly Clarkson
(2012)
age 12+
 
Breezy pop tune mentions partying but is OK for older tweens
By The Wanted
(2012)
age 13+
 
Rap diva pairs with cool club DJ in fairly clean track.
By David Guetta, Nicki Minaj
(2012)
age 12+
 
Indie tune has upbeat sound but also semi-aggressive lyrics.
By Foster the People
(2012)
age 10+
 
Clean account of a guy who's missing his lost love.
By Gavin DeGraw
(2012)
age 10+
 
Sweet, positive, and beautiful ballad has great message.
By Jason Mraz
(2012)
age 12+
 
Katy Perry-penned pop tune with a few sexual metaphors.
By Jessie J
(2012)
age 7+
 
Tween idols sing cute, clean song about the new year.
By Jaden Smith, Justin Bieber
(2011)
age 12+
 
Angst-ridden but clean track from pop powerhouse.
By Adele
(2011)
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age 12+
 
Unique, upbeat rock 'n' roll with heartbreaking lyrics.
By The Black Keys
(2011)
age 13+
 
Gaga gets serious in emotional song, mature video.
By Lady Gaga
(2011)
age 7+
 
Upbeat tune about letting go of doubt, reaching for dreams.
By Selena Gomez
(2011)
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age 8+
 
Clean love songs from boy band; OK choice for tweens.
By Big Time Rush
(2011)
age 12+
 
One of Perry's cleaner songs -- despite a few iffy lines.
By Katy Perry
(2011)
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age 7+
 
Young YouTube sensation sings clean songs about love.
By Cody Simpson
(2011)
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age 11+
 
Former Disney star's post-rehab CD is honest yet optimistic.
By Demi Lovato
(2011)

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