Music Reviews

The Element of Freedom Music Poster Image
age 11+
Another standout (and kid-safe) LP from soulful singer.
By Alicia Keys
(2009)
The Big Chill - 15th Anniversary: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Music Poster Image
age 10+
Great, Motown-heavy intro to catchy '60s pop.
By Various Artists
(1998)
"Suit & Tie (feat. Jay-Z)" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 14+
Pop icons get the party started with suggestive club track.
By Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake
(2013)
Random Access Memories Music Poster Image
age 12+
Clean, conceptual dance album rewards repeat listens.
By Daft Punk
(2013)
Beyonce Music Poster Image
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age 13+
Stunning album is compelling, creative; some profanity.
By Beyonce Knowles
(2013)
Number Ones Music Poster Image
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age 13+
Collection of Miz Jackson hits is too sexy for younger kids.
By Janet Jackson
(2009)
"Glitter in the Air" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 13+
Stark, emotionally raw ballad is fine for teens.
By Pink
(2010)
"Acapella" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 10+
Upbeat single reveals a much more kid-friendly Kelis.
By Kelis
(2010)
Whitney Houston: The Greatest Hits Music Poster Image
age 10+
Houston's voice endures with classic hits; OK for older kids
By Whitney Houston
(2000)
"Gangnam Style" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Korean parody gone viral is fun but too sexy for small kids.
By Psy
(2012)
Play Music Poster Image
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age 13+
Electronica + gospel samples = unique dance music.
By Moby
(1999)
"The Way (feat. Mac Miller)" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Nick star offers up slightly suggestive song about a bad boy
By Ariana Grande
(2013)
"Gentleman" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 13+
K-pop phenom is gleeful and lewd in crass viral parody.
By Psy
(2013)
"Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell)" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Irresistible club hit gets party going without being graphic
By Daft Punk
(2013)
"#Beautiful (feat. Miguel)" Music Poster Image
age 13+
Sexy, soulful track has some bleeped-out profanity.
By Mariah Carey
(2013)
"Clarity (feat. Foxes)" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 10+
Dance-pop hit explores troubled love but keeps it clean.
By Zedd
(2013)
"Summer Fling" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 11+
Precocious tween croons summer love jam; controversial video
By Willow Smith
(2013)
"Safe And Sound" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 8+
Infectious electro-pop is fun for the whole family.
By Capital Cities
(2013)
"Wake Me Up" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 10+
Clean electronic dance track with country-pop feel.
By Avicii
(2013)
"Baby I" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 8+
Peppy R&B track from pop princess is sweet and safe.
By Ariana Grande
(2013)

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