Is this label only applied arbitrarily by the record company or is there some sort of board that rates each disk and decides whether it needs the label? The reason I ask is this, since I have 4 kids and they are often in the car with me, I generally don't buy cd's that have foul language in them. Now I have bought the occasional disk that I knew had one or two bad words, knowing I could just skip that track when the kids are in the car. Recently, I purchased the Nickelback cd because I really like the two songs I have heard on the radio and MTV, only one of which I remember having one bad word (damn). This cd does not have an Explicit Lyrics label on it, but if it doesn't deserve one, I'm not sure what does. 1st Track includes: ass, shit, fuckin 2nd Track includes: damn 3rd Track includes: shit(2x) 9th Track includes: shit(3x) 10th Track includes: shit(3x) I wonder why they don't have a graduated rating system like movies and video games? It would sure help some of us make better informed purchasing decisions. P.S. On the reverse side of this issue, I was very pleasantly surprised to find a mainstream band like Linkin Park put out a cd with not one profanity on it. Very nice!