Music Reviews

age 15+
Rapper shops at Goodwill; hilarity and profanity ensue.
By Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
(2012)
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Red
age 10+
Swift knocks it out of the park with another appealing album
By Taylor Swift
(2012)
age 14+
Drinking, drugs in synth-pop party anthem.
By fun.
(2012)
age 13+
Duo has unique sound; song has slightly iffy message.
By Karmin
(2012)
age 15+
Another edgy, crass song from rap queen; older teens and up.
By Nicki Minaj
(2012)
age 13+
Gaga gets serious in emotional song, mature video.
By Lady Gaga
(2011)
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age 12+
Tamer tunes by pop diva still mention some sex, substances.
By Lady Gaga
(2011)
age 14+
Minaj keeps it cleaner than usual, but song is still mature.
By Nicki Minaj
(2011)
age 12+
No profanity or sex, but glorifies troubled relationships.
By Lady Gaga
(2011)
age 13+
Mostly clean single about taking a break from the rat race.
By Bruno Mars
(2011)
age 7+
Empowering anthem for young girls; great choice for tweens.
By Selena Gomez
(2011)
age 8+
Clean pop-rap track with positive message.
By B.o.B., Jessie J
(2011)
age 12+
No adult content, but this break-up song is intense.
By Adele
(2011)
age 13+
Catchy club beat focuses mostly on dancing, not partying.
By Jennifer Lopez
(2011)
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age 16+
Violent sexual behavior is the topic of mature R&B track.
By Rihanna
(2011)
age 13+
Clean pop tune offers upbeat message about loving yourself.
By Lady Gaga
(2011)
age 14+
Some swearing, but not as violent as other rap songs.
By Dr. Dre, Eminem
(2011)
age 14+
Intense, inspiring song about loving yourself; OK for teens.
By Pink
(2011)
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age 16+
Clever at times, but way too crass and violent for kids.
By Nicki Minaj
(2010)
age 8+
Unusually clean Perry song emphasizes self-esteem.
By Katy Perry
(2010)

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