Music Reviews

age 11+
 
Clean, positive alt-rock tune about what's important in life
By Kings of Leon
(2010)
age 11+
 
Clean song about overcoming pessimism to find love.
By Paramore
(2010)
age 12+
 
Alt-rock soundtrack is even cleaner than the movie.
By Various Artists
(2010)
age 11+
 
Clean alt-rock track about embracing happiness.
By Florence and the Machine
(2010)
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age 16+
 
Uninspired grunge rock that's too raw for kids.
By Hole
(2010)
age 15+
 
Desperate song from a Gossip Girl's band; too dark for kids.
By The Pretty Reckless
(2010)
age 10+
 
Fun videos support kid-friendly song about staying positive.
By OK Go
(2010)
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age 12+
 
Soundtrack is a bit darker than the Tim Burton movie.
By Various Artists
(2010)
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age 13+
 
Pensive alt-rock album is clean but dark at times.
By Mumford & Sons
(2010)
age 13+
 
Standard heartbreak song is fine for teens.
By The Script
(2010)
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age 12+
 
Indie rock that's fine for older tweens and teens.
By Spoon
(2010)
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age 12+
 
Indie rockers' second CD is clean -- and compelling.
By Vampire Weekend
(2010)
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age 10+
 
Musically dense, lyrically deep CD is OK for tweens.
By Switchfoot
(2009)
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age 13+
 
Alt-rockers deliver witty yet mostly tame tracks.
By Weezer
(2009)
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age 11+
 
Creed rocks hard, but the lyrics are OK for tweens.
By Creed
(2009)
age 14+
 
Silly songs' bawdy humor veers into explicit territory.
By Flight of the Conchords
(2009)
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age 11+
 
Alt-punk rockers dish up hard-rock drama with tame lyrics.
By Paramore
(2009)
age 12+
 
Reprise of '80s fave debuts on Gossip Girl.
By No Doubt
(2009)
age 12+
 
Clean, power-packed political anthem with punk appeal.
By Green Day
(2009)
age 13+
 
Pointed lyrics, gritty language infuse political rock opera.
By Green Day
(2009)

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