Music Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Soundtrack is a bit darker than the Tim Burton movie.
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By Various Artists
(2010)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Pensive alt-rock album is clean but dark at times.
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By Mumford & Sons
(2010)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Standard heartbreak song is fine for teens.
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By The Script
(2010)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Rockin' new sound for rapper, same old misbehaving. No kids.
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By Lil Wayne
(2010)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Indie rock that's fine for older tweens and teens.
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By Spoon
(2010)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Indie rockers' second CD is clean -- and compelling.
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By Vampire Weekend
(2010)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Rap CD is not only explicit and offensive but also boring.
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By Young Money
(2010)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
A kinder, gentler Slim Shady. Still, not OK for kids/tweens.
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By Eminem
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Musically dense, lyrically deep CD is OK for tweens.
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By Switchfoot
(2009)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Violent rap release is for adult Fiddy fans only.
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By 50 Cent
(2009)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Alt-rockers deliver witty yet mostly tame tracks.
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By Weezer
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Four big-name rappers cut explicit tune about fame.
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By Drake
(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
11
QUALITY
 
Creed rocks hard, but the lyrics are OK for tweens.
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By Creed
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Silly songs' bawdy humor veers into explicit territory.
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By Flight of the Conchords
(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
 
Hot MC's raps mix self-reflection with graphic sex talk.
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By Drake
(2009)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Rapper battles -- but mostly steers clear of -- sex, drugs.
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By Jay-Z
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Explicit lyrics give Latin-flavored rap CD a strong bite.
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By Pitbull
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Hot rappers court danger by resurrecting old rap rivalries.
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By Jay-Z, Kanye West, Rihanna
(2009)

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