Music Reviews

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age 13+
 
Talented young British singer takes on mature themes.
By Ed Sheeran
(2014)
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age 18+
 
Rap/R&B star returns with more explicit songs about sex.
By Trey Songz
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Dark, quirky, original blend of rock, country, and blues.
By Jack White
(2014)
age 11+
 
Simulated dance-pop duet capitalizes on Jackson's legacy.
By Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake
(2014)
age 12+
 
Pop-rock song about attraction has sexy double meaning.
By 5 Seconds of Summer
(2014)
age 14+
 
Soulful ballad explores emotional void of one-night stands.
By Sam Smith
(2014)
age 14+
 
Playful booty-shaking club anthem is graphic and lewd.
By Jason Derulo, Snoop Dogg
(2014)
csm_music
age 14+
 
Folk meets '70s R&B in inventive but boozy single.
By Ed Sheeran
(2014)
age 9+
 
African-infused pop from Norwegian duo is clean, uplifting.
By Nico & Vinz
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Moody, contemplative album is dark, lovely, and uplifting.
By Beck
(2014)
age 10+
 
Energetic soul song is positive and clean.
By Aloe Blacc
(2013)
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age 13+
 
Stunning album is compelling, creative; some profanity.
By Beyonce Knowles
(2013)
age 14+
 
Second part of JT's comeback is boring, stale, and crude.
By Justin Timberlake
(2013)
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age 13+
 
Tedious track has fighting metaphors, sex, and profanity.
By Justin Timberlake
(2013)
age 11+
 
Another strong and sentimental ballad from gifted vocalist.
By John Legend
(2013)
age 11+
 
Superstar drops bravado and sings safe, silky synth-pop.
By Drake
(2013)
age 15+
 
Raunchy club track objectifies women; get edited version.
By Jason Derulo
(2013)
age 8+
 
Peppy R&B track from pop princess is sweet and safe.
By Ariana Grande
(2013)
age 11+
 
Precocious tween croons summer love jam; controversial video
By Willow Smith
(2013)
age 13+
 
Sexy, soulful track has some bleeped-out profanity.
By Mariah Carey
(2013)

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