Music Reviews

age 11+
Another standout (and kid-safe) LP from soulful singer.
By Alicia Keys
(2009)
age 10+
Great, Motown-heavy intro to catchy '60s pop.
By Various Artists
(1998)
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age 13+
Stunning album is compelling, creative; some profanity.
By Beyonce Knowles
(2013)
age 17+
Packs edgy emotional wallop; best for older teens.
By Kanye West
(2004)
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age 18+
Rap for only the most mature older teens.
By Eminem
(1999)
age 16+
Positive messages; suitable for older teens only.
By Cee-Lo Green
(2004)
age 14+
Intriguing punk-rap operetta for older teens.
By The Streets
(2004)
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age 15+
Exuberant social commentary and party fun.
By Beastie Boys
(2004)
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age 11+
Life lessons from a self-described nice guy.
By Will Smith
(2005)
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age 11+
Squeaky-clean but viable rap music.
By Mase
(2004)
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age 15+
Enchanting, self-revelatory, and explicit.
By Lady Sovereign
(2006)
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age 18+
Intelligence and humor, explicitly delivered.
By Ludacris
(2006)
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age 16+
Classic hip-hop with a message -- for older teens.
By Fort Minor
(2005)
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age 18+
Eminem's still brilliant, but not for young teens.
By Eminem
(2005)
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age 16+
Mainstream rapper proves he's still hardcore.
By LL Cool J
(2008)
age 12+
Kanye trades rhymes for singing in tame love song.
By Kanye West
(2008)
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age 18+
Smooth raps, mature lyrics, lots of the N-word.
By T.I.
(2008)
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age 13+
Oscar winning Idol belts smart and strong.
By Jennifer Hudson
(2008)
age 12+
Fierce vocals and killer hooks mix with retro messages.
By Beyonce Knowles
(2008)
age 18+
Cerebral but raunchy concept album from skilled rapper.
By Ludacris
(2008)

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