Music Reviews

csm_music
age 2+
 
An exquisite reggae CD for all ages.
By Various Artists
(2006)
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)
age 8+
 
Collection of classic tracks still best intro to reggae.
By Various Artists
(1972)
csm_music
age 13+
 
Stunning album is compelling, creative; some profanity.
By Beyonce Knowles
(2013)
csm_music
age 13+
 
Soulful, modern reggae album from Bob's kid.
By Stephen Marley
(2007)
age 12+
 
Kanye trades rhymes for singing in tame love song.
By Kanye West
(2008)
csm_music
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)
csm_music
age 13+
 
Collection of Miz Jackson hits is too sexy for younger kids.
By Janet Jackson
(2009)
age 13+
 
Stark, emotionally raw ballad is fine for teens.
By Pink
(2010)
age 10+
 
Upbeat single reveals a much more kid-friendly Kelis.
By Kelis
(2010)
age 10+
 
Houston's voice endures with classic hits; OK for older kids
By Whitney Houston
(2000)
csm_music
age 10+
 
Wonderful posthumous collection favors hits over politics.
By Bob Marley
(2002)
age 13+
 
Sexy, soulful track has some bleeped-out profanity.
By Mariah Carey
(2013)
age 11+
 
Precocious tween croons summer love jam; controversial video
By Willow Smith
(2013)
age 8+
 
Peppy R&B track from pop princess is sweet and safe.
By Ariana Grande
(2013)
age 11+
 
Superstar drops bravado and sings safe, silky synth-pop.
By Drake
(2013)
age 10+
 
Energetic soul song is positive and clean.
By Aloe Blacc
(2013)
age 14+
 
Soulful ballad explores emotional void of one-night stands.
By Sam Smith
(2014)

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