Music Reviews

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

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