Music Reviews

csm_music
age 12+
 
Indie rock that's fine for older tweens and teens.
By Spoon
(2010)
age 10+
 
Fun videos support kid-friendly song about staying positive.
By OK Go
(2010)
age 15+
 
'80s youth anthem gets a hip-hop reinvention; OK for teens.
By Jay-Z
(2010)
age 11+
 
Clean alt-rock track about embracing happiness.
By Florence and the Machine
(2010)
age 11+
 
Alt-rock, synth-pop song is cool and clean.
By Neon Trees
(2010)
age 15+
 
Mega-hits are edgy but tamer than most rap picks.
By Jay-Z
(2010)
age 12+
 
Mostly clean rap song about doing your best.
By B.o.B.
(2010)
csm_music
age 12+
 
Clean, positive album from alt-rock darlings.
By Death Cab for Cutie
(2011)
age 13+
 
Cleanest song yet from notoriously raunchy rapper.
By Lil Wayne
(2011)
csm_music
age 15+
 
Rap kingpins cut excellent but super-mature CD.
By Jay-Z, Kanye West
(2011)
csm_music
age 15+
 
Graphic yet thoughtful rap album is a cut above the rest.
By Drake
(2011)
csm_music
age 13+
 
Grunge breakthrough delivers massive guitars and angst.
By Nirvana
(1991)
age 10+
 
Rap and country stars collaborate in super positive song.
By B.o.B., Taylor Swift
(2012)
csm_music
age 13+
 
Rappers' hit debut packed with girls, booze, and attitude.
By Beastie Boys
(1986)
age 13+
 
Alt-rock song has mature themes, clean video.
By The Killers
(2012)
csm_music
age 13+
 
Inventive alternative album breaks down musical boundaries.
By Beck
(1996)
csm_music
age 14+
 
Powerful solo effort relates violence to emotional pain.
By Jack White
(2012)
age 12+
 
Comedy rappers get silly in this clever parody.
By The Lonely Island
(2013)
age 12+
 
Hard-hitting rock anthem is angsty but clean.
By Imagine Dragons
(2013)
age 14+
 
Eclectic homage to Jazz Age has edgy songs, mature themes.
By Various Artists
(2013)

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