Music Reviews

age 15+
Four big-name rappers cut explicit tune about fame.
By Drake
(2009)
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age 11+
Creed rocks hard, but the lyrics are OK for tweens.
By Creed
(2009)
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age 13+
Alt-rockers deliver witty yet mostly tame tracks.
By Weezer
(2009)
age 15+
A kinder, gentler Slim Shady. Still, not OK for kids/tweens.
By Eminem
(2009)
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age 12+
Indie rockers' second CD is clean -- and compelling.
By Vampire Weekend
(2010)
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age 18+
Rockin' new sound for rapper, same old misbehaving. No kids.
By Lil Wayne
(2010)
age 13+
Standard heartbreak song is fine for teens.
By The Script
(2010)
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age 12+
Soundtrack is a bit darker than the Tim Burton movie.
By Various Artists
(2010)
age 13+
Edited version of reggae-rap tune is OK for younger teens.
By Travie McCoy
(2010)
age 15+
Desperate song from a Gossip Girl's band; too dark for kids.
By The Pretty Reckless
(2010)
age 15+
Surprisingly positive single; edited version is OK for teens
By Eminem
(2010)
age 12+
Rap tune is cleaner than most; mild profanity, no violence.
By B.o.B.
(2010)
age 15+
Domestic abuse single is too violent for most teens.
By Eminem
(2010)
age 15+
Drinking, sex mark steamy song from Step Up 3D soundtrack.
By Flo Rida
(2010)
age 12+
Alt-rock soundtrack is even cleaner than the movie.
By Various Artists
(2010)
age 11+
Clean song about overcoming pessimism to find love.
By Paramore
(2010)
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age 13+
Quirky alt-rockers keep it clean; just a slight edge.
By Weezer
(2010)
age 11+
Clean, positive alt-rock tune about what's important in life
By Kings of Leon
(2010)
age 16+
Gripping rap song is bleak, explicit; older teens only.
By Eminem, T.I.
(2010)
age 13+
Rap kingpin reflects on life in clean yet mature tune.
By Diddy
(2010)

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