Into the Rush



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

Squeaky clean.


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.

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
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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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 talk about boys, but do not promote promiscuity or get too sexual in their lyrics. In fact, one of their songs is about slowing down in the boy/girl relationship. We had the privilege of seeing these girls perform at Disneyland and they explained how their song "On the Ride" with a line that says "Life is amazing with you on the ride," is about each other (They are sisters). The style is pop with a rock flavor and is good enough that even my husband admits that he likes it! I really hope these two continue making albums and continue to keep it clean and innocent.
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 musicians; I wish they would do something new. There's not much content to worry about here. Some songs are about romantic attractions, but it's very innocent. No language as far as I can tell.
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", and I also really liked "On The Ride" and "Chemicals React". (: I really can't believe this was Disney! XD
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