Into the Rush

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Polished performing pop princesses.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 12 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Good messages for kids about staying safe.

Violence & Scariness

Only in a "Hey kids, let's learn how to keep ourselves safe in a scary world" context.

Sexy Stuff

Squeaky clean.


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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that there's an attempt to address some serious, important, and tough subjects such as child abduction.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byAnita A. Smith April 9, 2008

Good music, good messages

Finally a girls band that I will let my 9 year old daughter listen to! These girls talk about important issues and about identity and being accepted. They tal... Continue reading
Adult Written byMia7 April 9, 2008

A Breath of Fresh-Air

These girls should be embraced by all parents with young children, especially girls. Their music does not focus on boys like many girls their age would. They si... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byrebma97 February 5, 2013

Fresh Album

"Into the Rush" is a pretty good album. This doesn't sound like standard bubblegum pop to me, and I like it .Aly and AJ are good singers and musi... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written by96grlpowrCE May 13, 2011

Loved it!

I've been to an Aly and AJ concert, and I really do enjoy their music. This CD's great-- the best tracks are "Rush" and "Collapsed... Continue reading

What's the story?

Aly & AJ's debut CD, INTO THE RUSH, features mostly original songs by Disney's current flavor of the month, Alyson and Amanda Joy Michalka. Marketed a la Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan, the appealing sisters manage to fit nicely into the Disney mold while demonstrating that they have some genuine musical talent and a commitment to gentle messages of social consciousness too. Two of the best tracks are cover tunes: Aly & AJ's versions of the Lovin' Spoonful's \"Do You Believe in Magic\" and Katrina and the Waves' \"Walking on Sunshine.\"

Is it any good?

Despite banal lyrics, Aly & AJ's originals pack a promising punch with messages about some tough subjects. "I Am One of Them" addresses child kidnapping, and the girls claim a commitment to educating young people about the need to look out for one another and learning techniques to keep themselves safe and empowered in an increasingly dangerous world. Spirited and energetic, the girls deliver strong vocal performances and age-appropriate concern about the world around them.

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Music details

  • Artist: Aly and AJ
  • Release date: August 16, 2005
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: August 11, 2015

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