Music Reviews

age 12+
 
Clever mix of Simon & Garfunkel songs, '60s cocktail music.
By David Grusin, Paul Simon, Simon & Garfunkel
(1968)
age 8+
 
Collection of classic tracks still best intro to reggae.
By Various Artists
(1972)
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age 12+
 
Poetic teen anthems of desperation still resonate.
By Bruce Springsteen
(1975)
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age 14+
 
Complex punk poetry from influential artist.
By Patti Smith
(1975)
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age 12+
 
Punk pioneers fuse early rock 'n' roll with garage grit.
By Ramones
(1976)
age 14+
 
Profane early punk still offends -- and inspires.
By The Sex Pistols
(1977)
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age 12+
 
Eloquent songwriting, punk attitude from influential artist.
By Elvis Costello
(1978)
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age 13+
 
Punk rebels fuse aggressive rock with Jamaican roots music.
By The Clash
(1979)
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age 13+
 
Joan Jett claims rock 'n' roll for women in fierce debut.
By Joan Jett
(1981)
age 12+
 
Catchy hits fill soundtrack to 1984 teen dance movie.
By Various Artists
(1984)
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age 11+
 
Art-punk pioneers score with catchy pop album.
By Talking Heads
(1985)
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age 14+
 
Harsh, loud, complex; probably best metal album of all time.
By Metallica
(1986)
age 13+
 
Memorable but dated '80s rock.
By Various Artists
(1986)
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age 14+
 
Smash debut fuses classic rock with aggressive grunge.
By Pearl Jam
(1991)
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age 14+
 
Garth's crossover blockbuster still strong decades later.
By Garth Brooks
(1991)
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age 13+
 
Grunge breakthrough delivers massive guitars and angst.
By Nirvana
(1991)
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age 13+
 
Inventive alternative album breaks down musical boundaries.
By Beck
(1996)
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age 10+
 
Wonderful posthumous collection favors hits over politics.
By Bob Marley
(2002)
age 14+
 
Popular alt-folk score speaks to angst-ridden teens.
By Various Artists
(2004)
age 12+
 
Hendrix's fiery debut still a stunner.
By The Jimi Hendrix Experience
(2010)

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