Music Reviews

age 15+
 
Rapper shops at Goodwill; hilarity and profanity ensue.
By Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
(2012)
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age 10+
 
Swift knocks it out of the park with another appealing album
By Taylor Swift
(2012)
age 2+
 
Broadway-style songs for kids encourage creativity and fun.
By Stephan Michael Schwartz
(2012)
age 11+
 
Cleaner-than-usual track offers just a couple sexy lines.
By Rihanna
(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)
age 12+
 
Cleaner-than-average love song from edgy pop diva.
By Lady Gaga
(2011)
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age 14+
 
Rap moguls' semi-explicit track has tons of swagger.
By Jay-Z, Kanye West
(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)
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age 13+
 
Some steamy lyrics but still Brit's cleanest album in years.
By Britney Spears
(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)

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