Music Reviews

AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Packs edgy emotional wallop; best for older teens.
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By Kanye West
(2004)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Indie rockers throw some attitude our way.
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By The Killers
(2004)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Angry potty mouth, but with genius; not for kids.
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By Eminem
(2004)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Sweet, sentimental, and similar-sounding songs.
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By The Fray
(2005)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Classic hip-hop with a message -- for older teens.
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By Fort Minor
(2005)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Polished pop rock that's sweet and simple.
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By Boys Like Girls
(2006)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Enchanting, self-revelatory, and explicit.
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By Lady Sovereign
(2006)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Pompous, but more pleasant than first album.
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By Panic at the Disco
(2008)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Boy rockers make PG-13 summer hit.
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By Metro Station
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Rapper rewards sexiness with material things.
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By T.I.
(2008)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Violent, misogynistic, and alcohol-soaked rap.
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By 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Eminem
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Rapper sings about smoking pot to chase away the blues.
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By Kid Cudi
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Rapper takes aim at celebrity with his signature grit.
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By Eminem
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Hot MC uses explicit language to deliver positive message.
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By Drake
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Hot rappers court danger by resurrecting old rap rivalries.
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By Jay-Z, Kanye West, Rihanna
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Super-sweet, original electro-pop is OK for tweens.
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By Owl City
(2009)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Rapper battles -- but mostly steers clear of -- sex, drugs.
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By Jay-Z
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Four big-name rappers cut explicit tune about fame.
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By Drake
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Jay-Z's love letter to the Big Apple; some drug references.
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By Jay-Z
(2009)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Edited version of reggae-rap tune is OK for younger teens.
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By Travie McCoy
(2010)

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