Music Reviews

The Element of Freedom Music Poster Image
age 11+
Another standout (and kid-safe) LP from soulful singer.
By Alicia Keys
(2009)
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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)
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"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)
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Random Access Memories Music Poster Image
age 12+
Clean, conceptual dance album rewards repeat listens.
By Daft Punk
(2013)
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Beyonce Music Poster Image
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age 13+
Stunning album is compelling, creative; some profanity.
By Beyonce Knowles
(2013)
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"Love Lockdown" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Kanye trades rhymes for singing in tame love song.
By Kanye West
(2008)
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Jennifer Hudson Music Poster Image
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age 13+
Oscar winning Idol belts smart and strong.
By Jennifer Hudson
(2008)
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I Am...Sasha Fierce Music Poster Image
age 12+
Fierce vocals and killer hooks mix with retro messages.
By Beyonce Knowles
(2008)
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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)
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"Glitter in the Air" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 13+
Stark, emotionally raw ballad is fine for teens.
By Pink
(2010)
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"Acapella" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 10+
Upbeat single reveals a much more kid-friendly Kelis.
By Kelis
(2010)
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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)
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"Gangnam Style" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Korean parody gone viral is fun but too sexy for small kids.
By Psy
(2012)
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Play Music Poster Image
csm_music
age 13+
Electronica + gospel samples = unique dance music.
By Moby
(1999)
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"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)
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"Gentleman" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 13+
K-pop phenom is gleeful and lewd in crass viral parody.
By Psy
(2013)
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"Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell)" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Irresistible club hit gets party going without being graphic
By Daft Punk
(2013)
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"#Beautiful (feat. Miguel)" Music Poster Image
age 13+
Sexy, soulful track has some bleeped-out profanity.
By Mariah Carey
(2013)
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"Clarity (feat. Foxes)" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 10+
Dance-pop hit explores troubled love but keeps it clean.
By Zedd
(2013)
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"Summer Fling" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 11+
Precocious tween croons summer love jam; controversial video
By Willow Smith
(2013)
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