Music Reviews

csm_music
age 14+
 
Hip-hop band makes powerful music with a message.
By The Roots
(2006)
age 5+
 
Family-safe music from TV show doesn't talk down.
By Andre 3000
(2007)
age 15+
 
Pounding party beats with some adult themes.
By The Black Eyed Peas
(2009)
csm_music
age 12+
 
Punk pioneers fuse early rock 'n' roll with garage grit.
By Ramones
(1976)
csm_music
age 13+
 
Punk rebels fuse aggressive rock with Jamaican roots music.
By The Clash
(1979)
csm_music
age 17+
 
Excellent but explicit rap debut; lots of iffy content.
By A$AP Rocky
(2013)
age 15+
 
Poignant hip-hop is profound and inspirational but graphic.
By Kendrick Lamar
(2012)
csm_music
age 13+
 
Insightful, fairly clean, and never ever boring.
By Kanye West
(2007)
csm_music
age 10+
 
Intelligent lyrics, terrific performances.
By Yellowcard
(2003)
csm_music
age 16+
 
Intelligent social commentary, some iffy content.
By Lupe Fiasco
(2007)
csm_music
age 14+
 
Mature themes in sophisticated hip-hop.
By The Roots
(2002)
csm_music
age 13+
 
Punk rock opera actually rocks!
By Green Day
(2004)
age 15+
 
Sometimes rude, crude, and lewd, and humorous.
By Good Charlotte
(2002)
csm_music
age 13+
 
Wittiness withstands test of time; some violence.
By Green Day
(1994)
age 12+
 
Original female rap trio likes to talk about sex.
By Salt-N-Pepa
(2008)
age 12+
 
Smart lyrical mix of rock, rap, and soca soul.
By Wyclef Jean
(2007)
csm_music
age 15+
 
Honest look at thug life has drugs, some violence.
By Jay-Z
(2007)
csm_music
age 13+
 
Young rapper keeps hip-hop tamer than most.
By Tyga
(2008)
csm_music
age 15+
 
Edgy metal/punk is graphic but has a sensitive side.
By Bullet for My Valentine
(2008)
age 16+
 
Flirty and dirty ode to exotic dancing borrows 80s sample.
By Flo Rida
(2009)

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