Music Reviews

AGE
12
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Clean, power-packed political anthem with punk appeal.
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By Green Day
(2009)
AGE
13
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Pointed lyrics, gritty language infuse political rock opera.
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By Green Day
(2009)
AGE
15
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Hot MC uses explicit language to deliver positive message.
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By Drake
(2009)
AGE
15
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Hot rappers court danger by resurrecting old rap rivalries.
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By Jay-Z, Kanye West, Rihanna
(2009)
AGE
15
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Explicit lyrics give Latin-flavored rap CD a strong bite.
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By Pitbull
(2009)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Rapper battles -- but mostly steers clear of -- sex, drugs.
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By Jay-Z
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Hot MC's raps mix self-reflection with graphic sex talk.
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By Drake
(2009)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Alt-punk rockers dish up hard-rock drama with tame lyrics.
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By Paramore
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Jay-Z's love letter to the Big Apple; some drug references.
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By Jay-Z
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Musically dense, lyrically deep CD is OK for tweens.
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By Switchfoot
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Indie rock that's fine for older tweens and teens.
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By Spoon
(2010)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Entertaining but over-sexed hip-hop LP is for adults only.
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By Ludacris
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Fun videos support kid-friendly song about staying positive.
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By OK Go
(2010)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
'80s youth anthem gets a hip-hop reinvention; OK for teens.
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By Jay-Z
(2010)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Despite Em's new sobriety, CD is still too intense for kids.
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By Eminem
(2010)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Clean alt-rock track about embracing happiness.
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By Florence and the Machine
(2010)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Powerful but explicit song is best for older teens.
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By Eminem, Lil Wayne
(2010)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Alt-rock, synth-pop song is cool and clean.
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By Neon Trees
(2010)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Mega-hits are edgy but tamer than most rap picks.
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By Jay-Z
(2010)
AGE
12
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Mostly clean rap song about doing your best.
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By B.o.B.
(2010)

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