The Bottom Line
- Fills the upcoming Jump5 void perfectly
- 100% wholesome, good for you lyrics (without zero calories!)
- Not a one if you're 12 or under and even adults will be hard-pressed to find any flaws
- Style: tween-pop
- Tracks: 12
- Released: May 1, 2007
Guide Review - pureNRG - 'pureNRG'
It took only one listen of PureNRG's debut release to fix her little broken heart (sorry J5 - she's fickle). The release has all of her favorite elements; pop, tween-rock and dance.
The group's mission statement, which says that they want their music to "entertain, educate and promote Christian values by using wholesome, uplifting lyrics, along with music and dance, in order to provide a positive role model" makes me a happy mom because they're putting their money where their mouth is with this release. There is way too much sex in the mainstream media, and while I can appreciate the vocal prowess of some of today's top secular artists, there is something really wrong with little girls singing along lyrics like, "So delicious (it's hot, hot). So delicious (I put them boys on rock, rock). So delicious (they wanna taste of what I got)" or "My hump, my hump, my hump, my hump, my hump, my hump. My lovely lady lumps." Amy Grant's "Thy Word" is a much better fit as is "Somewhere, someone's gonna steal my heart. Some how we'll never ever be apart and I can't wait for that someday. Someday isn't so far away," from pureNRG's song, "Someday."
Norman Miller, the guy behind Casting Crowns, Jump5 and Nichole Nordeman, has a winning combination with these cute and talented kids.