Into the Rush

Common Sense Media says

Polished performing pop princesses.

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What parents need to know

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
Not applicable
Language

Squeaky clean.

Consumerism

Inserts advertise TV shows and merchandise.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

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.

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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?

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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

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Adult Written byjunkymonkey234 April 9, 2008
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Thay are appropriate

I like that Aly & AJ don't wear revealing clothes! They put a lot of effort into their music!
Teen, 14 years old Written byroc_klimber April 9, 2008
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Any one will love this!

Teen, 17 years old Written byF@nd@ngo Guy April 9, 2008
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VERY COOL

GREAT SONGS FOR KIDS 5+ JUST BECAUSE ITS MEANT FOR KIDS IN 6-18

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