Music Reviews

age 10+
 
Mayer hits back at Taylor Swift with poetic, clean track.
By John Mayer
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Classic pop-punk and rock from edgy and explosive trio.
By Green Day
(2012)
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age 15+
 
Driving pop-punk not band's best but still strong.
By Green Day
(2012)
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age 15+
 
Some graphic language, content from pop-punk band.
By Green Day
(2012)
age 15+
 
Anti-bullying song teaches kindness, hope; best for teens.
By Rise Against
(2011)
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age 12+
 
Clean alt-rock CD is tween-friendly but boring.
By Lifehouse
(2010)
age 14+
 
Edgy title, mild lyrics make this tune all bark and no bite.
By All Time Low
(2009)
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age 14+
 
Matchbox Twenty frontman keeps solo CD safe and mellow.
By Rob Thomas
(2009)
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age 15+
 
Edgy metal/punk is graphic but has a sensitive side.
By Bullet for My Valentine
(2008)
age 12+
 
Slick, hook-heavy single is cynical but tame.
By Fall Out Boy
(2008)
age 14+
 
Clever lyrics behind lively, cuss-word-heavy punk.
By The Offspring
(2008)
age 8+
 
Punk rock tweens are mad at the world, but clean.
By Tiny Masters of Today
(2007)
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age 13+
 
Emo/punk energy with obtuse lyrics.
By Taking Back Sunday
(2006)
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age 12+
 
Punk-pop hits for true-blue fans.
By Blink-182
(2005)
age 14+
 
Perky, intelligent, and punk-infused.
By Franz Ferdinand
(2005)
age 15+
 
Strong production puts Kelly's best foot forward.
By Kelly Osbourne
(2005)
age 16+
 
Punk pretensions without the edgy fun.
By Unwritten Law
(2005)
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age 12+
 
Bright, energetic retro-punk fun.
By The Donnas
(2004)
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age 14+
 
Socially conscious punk rock.
By Sum 41
(2004)
age 14+
 
Interesting and evocative, but one CD is enough.
By Good Charlotte
(2004)

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