Music Reviews

The College Dropout Music Poster Image
age 17+
Packs edgy emotional wallop; best for older teens.
By Kanye West
(2004)
The Slim Shady LP Music Poster Image
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age 18+
Rap for only the most mature older teens.
By Eminem
(1999)
Public Warning Music Poster Image
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age 15+
Enchanting, self-revelatory, and explicit.
By Lady Sovereign
(2006)
Mezmerize Music Poster Image
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age 16+
Political, explicit, and absurdist.
By System of a Down
(2005)
Infinity on High Music Poster Image
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age 12+
Harmless music that most kids have on their iPod.
By Fall Out Boy
(2007)
Demon Days Music Poster Image
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age 14+
Lives up to high expectations; not for kids.
By Gorillaz
(2005)
From Under the Cork Tree Music Poster Image
age 12+
Pleasant, accessible rock & roll.
By Fall Out Boy
(2005)
The Rising Tied Music Poster Image
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age 16+
Classic hip-hop with a message -- for older teens.
By Fort Minor
(2005)
Curtain Call Music Poster Image
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age 18+
Eminem's still brilliant, but not for young teens.
By Eminem
(2005)
Dreaming Out Loud Music Poster Image
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age 13+
Emotional songs about heartbreak and hope.
By One Republic
(2007)
Icky Thump Music Poster Image
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age 13+
Raw and raucous rock for adventurous teens.
By The White Stripes
(2007)
Hook Me Up Music Poster Image
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age 13+
Edgy, electro-pop sister duo touring with JoBros.
By The Veronicas
(2008)
"Know Your Enemy" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Clean, power-packed political anthem with punk appeal.
By Green Day
(2009)
21st Century Breakdown Music Poster Image
age 13+
Pointed lyrics, gritty language infuse political rock opera.
By Green Day
(2009)
"Best I Ever Had" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 14+
Hot MC uses explicit language to deliver positive message.
By Drake
(2009)
"Run This Town" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Hot rappers court danger by resurrecting old rap rivalries.
By Jay-Z, Kanye West, Rihanna
(2009)
The Blueprint 3 Music Poster Image
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age 14+
Rapper battles -- but mostly steers clear of -- sex, drugs.
By Jay-Z
(2009)
Brand New Eyes Music Poster Image
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age 11+
Alt-punk rockers dish up hard-rock drama with tame lyrics.
By Paramore
(2009)
"Empire State of Mind" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 14+
Jay-Z's love letter to the Big Apple; some drug references.
By Jay-Z
(2009)
"Young Forever" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
'80s youth anthem gets a hip-hop reinvention; OK for teens.
By Jay-Z
(2010)

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