Music Reviews

Beyonce Music Poster Image
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age 13+
Stunning album is compelling, creative; some profanity.
By Beyonce Knowles
(2013)
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The Element of Freedom Music Poster Image
age 11+
Another standout (and kid-safe) LP from soulful singer.
By Alicia Keys
(2009)
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The Big Chill - 15th Anniversary: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Music Poster Image
age 10+
Great, Motown-heavy intro to catchy '60s pop.
By Various Artists
(1998)
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"The Man" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 10+
Energetic soul song is positive and clean.
By Aloe Blacc
(2013)
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"Stay with Me" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 14+
Soulful ballad explores emotional void of one-night stands.
By Sam Smith
(2014)
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"Sing" (CD single) Music Poster Image
csm_music
age 14+
Folk meets '70s R&B in inventive but boozy single.
By Ed Sheeran
(2014)
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"Am I Wrong" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 9+
African-infused pop from Norwegian duo is clean, uplifting.
By Nico & Vinz
(2014)
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X Music Poster Image
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age 13+
Talented young British singer takes on mature themes.
By Ed Sheeran
(2014)
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"Love Lockdown" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Kanye trades rhymes for singing in tame love song.
By Kanye West
(2008)
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Jennifer Hudson Music Poster Image
csm_music
age 13+
Oscar winning Idol belts smart and strong.
By Jennifer Hudson
(2008)
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I Am...Sasha Fierce Music Poster Image
age 12+
Fierce vocals and killer hooks mix with retro messages.
By Beyonce Knowles
(2008)
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Number Ones Music Poster Image
csm_music
age 13+
Collection of Miz Jackson hits is too sexy for younger kids.
By Janet Jackson
(2009)
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"Glitter in the Air" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 13+
Stark, emotionally raw ballad is fine for teens.
By Pink
(2010)
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"Acapella" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 10+
Upbeat single reveals a much more kid-friendly Kelis.
By Kelis
(2010)
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Whitney Houston: The Greatest Hits Music Poster Image
age 10+
Houston's voice endures with classic hits; OK for older kids
By Whitney Houston
(2000)
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"The Way (feat. Mac Miller)" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Nick star offers up slightly suggestive song about a bad boy
By Ariana Grande
(2013)
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"#Beautiful (feat. Miguel)" Music Poster Image
age 13+
Sexy, soulful track has some bleeped-out profanity.
By Mariah Carey
(2013)
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"Summer Fling" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 11+
Precocious tween croons summer love jam; controversial video
By Willow Smith
(2013)
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"Baby I" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 8+
Peppy R&B track from pop princess is sweet and safe.
By Ariana Grande
(2013)
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"Hold on, We're Going Home (feat. Majid Jordan)" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 11+
Superstar drops bravado and sings safe, silky synth-pop.
By Drake
(2013)
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