Music Reviews

csm_music
age 8+
The family that plays together…
By The 5 Browns
(2005)
age 11+
Another standout (and kid-safe) LP from soulful singer.
By Alicia Keys
(2009)
age 10+
Great, Motown-heavy intro to catchy '60s pop.
By Various Artists
(1998)
csm_music
age 13+
Stunning album is compelling, creative; some profanity.
By Beyonce Knowles
(2013)
csm_music
age 5+
Entertaining journey into orchestral music.
By London Philharmonic Orchestra
(2005)
age 5+
Favorite tale retold with an original score.
By London Philharmonic Orchestra
(2005)
age 12+
Kanye trades rhymes for singing in tame love song.
By Kanye West
(2008)
csm_music
age 13+
Oscar winning Idol belts smart and strong.
By Jennifer Hudson
(2008)
age 12+
Fierce vocals and killer hooks mix with retro messages.
By Beyonce Knowles
(2008)
csm_music
age 13+
Collection of Miz Jackson hits is too sexy for younger kids.
By Janet Jackson
(2009)
age 13+
Stark, emotionally raw ballad is fine for teens.
By Pink
(2010)
age 10+
Upbeat single reveals a much more kid-friendly Kelis.
By Kelis
(2010)
csm_music
age 7+
Clean classical music from child prodigy.
By Jackie Evancho
(2011)
age 5+
Silly lyrics bring classical piano pieces to life for kids.
By Richard Perlmutter with Symphonies & Singers
(2011)
age 10+
Houston's voice endures with classic hits; OK for older kids
By Whitney Houston
(2000)
age 12+
Nick star offers up slightly suggestive song about a bad boy
By Ariana Grande
(2013)
age 13+
Sexy, soulful track has some bleeped-out profanity.
By Mariah Carey
(2013)
age 11+
Precocious tween croons summer love jam; controversial video
By Willow Smith
(2013)
age 8+
Peppy R&B track from pop princess is sweet and safe.
By Ariana Grande
(2013)
age 11+
Superstar drops bravado and sings safe, silky synth-pop.
By Drake
(2013)

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