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pureNRG - 'pureNRG'

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pureNRG

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The Bottom Line

12 bubbly pop/dance tracks make this debut release from pureNRG a bulls-eye hit! Caroline Williams (12), Carolyne Myers (11) and Jordan Yates (14 - who, by the way, looks enough like a young Brandon Hargest to make you do a double-take), with help from producer Rob Hawkins, are 110% energy, making this fun CD infectious. Try as you might, you won't be able to keep your adult feet from tapping along with their high-voltage beats.
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Pros

  • Fills the upcoming Jump5 void perfectly
  • 100% wholesome, good for you lyrics (without zero calories!)

Cons

  • Not a one if you're 12 or under and even adults will be hard-pressed to find any flaws

Description

  • Style: tween-pop
  • Tracks: 12
  • Released: May 1, 2007

Guide Review - pureNRG - 'pureNRG'

When my 12-year-old daughter heard the sad news that Jump5 was disbanding she was practically inconsolable. Between her and her 7-year-old sister, we have two copies of every CD they've released. PureNRG was literally a life-saver. (I was ready to kill her after about the 250th text message asking me to arrange for her to meet Jump5 so she could plead with them to not break up!)

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.

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