Music Reviews

"We Are Young" (CD Single) [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Drinking, drugs in synth-pop party anthem.
By fun.
(2012)
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"Brokenhearted" (CD Single) [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Duo has unique sound; song has slightly iffy message.
By Karmin
(2012)
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"Starships" (CD Single) [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 15+
Another edgy, crass song from rap queen; older teens and up.
By Nicki Minaj
(2012)
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"Someone Like You" (CD Single) [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Sad but clean pop song laments lost love.
By Adele
(2011)
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"Pumped Up Kicks" (CD Single) [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Upbeat music masks darker messages about smoking, guns.
By Foster the People
(2011)
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Born This Way [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 12+
Tamer tunes by pop diva still mention some sex, substances.
By Lady Gaga
(2011)
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"The Edge of Glory" (CD Single) [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
No profanity or sex, but glorifies troubled relationships.
By Lady Gaga
(2011)
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"The Lazy Song" (CD Single) [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Mostly clean single about taking a break from the rat race.
By Bruno Mars
(2011)
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"Who Says" (CD Single) [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 7+
Empowering anthem for young girls; great choice for tweens.
By Selena Gomez
(2011)
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"Price Tag" (CD Single) [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Clean pop-rap track with positive message.
By B.o.B., Jessie J
(2011)
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"Rolling in the Deep" (CD single) [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
No adult content, but this break-up song is intense.
By Adele
(2011)
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"On the Floor" (CD Single) [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Catchy club beat focuses mostly on dancing, not partying.
By Jennifer Lopez
(2011)
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"Born This Way" (CD single) [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Clean pop tune offers upbeat message about loving yourself.
By Lady Gaga
(2011)
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"F--kin' Perfect" (CD single) [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Intense, inspiring song about loving yourself; OK for teens.
By Pink
(2011)
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"Firework" (CD single) [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Unusually clean Perry song emphasizes self-esteem.
By Katy Perry
(2010)
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"We R Who We R" (CD Single) [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 15+
Club track glorifies partying; catchy, but not for kids.
By Ke$ha
(2010)
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BTR
age 8+
Nickelodeon boy band's debut album is fine for tweens.
By Big Time Rush
(2010)
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"A Year Without Rain" (CD single) [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Tween idol fixates on relationships again; no mature content
By Selena Gomez
(2010)
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Teenage Dream [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 14+
More sex, hardcore partying on pop star's second CD.
By Katy Perry
(2010)
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"Dynamite" (CD single) [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Edited version of party tune is fine for older kids.
By Taio Cruz
(2010)
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