Music Reviews

AGE
11
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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
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Stunning album is compelling, creative; some profanity.
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By Beyonce Knowles
(2013)
AGE
12
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Kanye trades rhymes for singing in tame love song.
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By Kanye West
(2008)
AGE
13
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Oscar winning Idol belts smart and strong.
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By Jennifer Hudson
(2008)
AGE
12
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Fierce vocals and killer hooks mix with retro messages.
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By Beyonce Knowles
(2008)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Collection of Miz Jackson hits is too sexy for younger kids.
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By Janet Jackson
(2009)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Stark, emotionally raw ballad is fine for teens.
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By Pink
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Upbeat single reveals a much more kid-friendly Kelis.
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By Kelis
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Houston's voice endures with classic hits; OK for older kids
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By Whitney Houston
(2000)
AGE
12
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Nick star offers up slightly suggestive song about a bad boy
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By Ariana Grande
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Sexy, soulful track has some bleeped-out profanity.
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By Mariah Carey
(2013)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Precocious tween croons summer love jam; controversial video
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By Willow Smith
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Peppy R&B track from pop princess is sweet and safe.
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By Ariana Grande
(2013)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Superstar drops bravado and sings safe, silky synth-pop.
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By Drake
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Energetic soul song is positive and clean.
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By Aloe Blacc
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Soulful ballad explores emotional void of one-night stands.
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By Sam Smith
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Folk meets '70s R&B in inventive but boozy single.
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By Ed Sheeran
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
African-infused pop from Norwegian duo is clean, uplifting.
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By Nico & Vinz
(2014)
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AGE
13
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Talented young British singer takes on mature themes.
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By Ed Sheeran
(2014)

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