Into the Rush

Into the Rush

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by Aly & AJ
     
 

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Aly & AJ are sort of a double-vision version of Hilary Duff. Like Hilary, who started out portraying the plucky Lizzie McGuire, Aly co-stars as Keely Teslow on the Disney Channel's Phil of the Future. She had her first singing success with a bubbly take on the Lovin' Spoonful's "Do You Believe in Magic" that shot to the top

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Aly & AJ are sort of a double-vision version of Hilary Duff. Like Hilary, who started out portraying the plucky Lizzie McGuire, Aly co-stars as Keely Teslow on the Disney Channel's Phil of the Future. She had her first singing success with a bubbly take on the Lovin' Spoonful's "Do You Believe in Magic" that shot to the top of the charts on Radio Disney, and with her younger sister AJ contributed to the soundtracks for the Disney films Herbie: Fully Loaded (another cover, "Walkin' on Sunshine") and Ice Princess ("No One," a melodic descendant of Avril Lavigne's "I'm with You"). In 2005 the Michalka sisters make their album debut with Into the Rush, released like Hilary's Metamorphosis through the Disney-owned Hollywood Records. All of their initial singles are here, which is nice for fans hoping to avoid buying all those soundtracks. And the rest of Rush isn't all that different. It's more ambitious than freshly scrubbed teen pop, but doesn't venture further than offering a few empowering ballads and the concise, professionally processed pop of "Collapsed" and "Something More." Aly & AJ get writing credits on every song here except the covers. But they've worked closely with a bank of producers and co-writers, and that ensures that Into the Rush has the right mixture of personal touch and corporate marketability. "All lead and background vocals sung by Aly & AJ", the liner notes read, so it's nearly impossible to tell who's who. But Aly & AJ can actually sing -- their vocals have more way personality than prefab Disney hopefuls like Hayden Panettiere or Caleigh Peters -- and the arrangements are slick without resorting to flashily empty pap. The sisters are lyrically limited -- "I didn't know what was in store/When I walked right through the door/Then I saw you over there/Our blue eyes locked in a stare" -- but what do you expect? This is music written to entertain 'tweens. It's notable then that Into the Rush is listenable, likeable, and more about being memorable than being Disney product. Smart move -- Duff took a similar route on her first record, and look what happened to her.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/16/2005
Label:
Hollywood Records
UPC:
0720616250520
catalogNumber:
162505

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Performance Credits

Aly & AJ   Primary Artist
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Sean Hurley   Bass
Dorian Crozier   Drums
David J. Carpenter   Bass
John "4 Daddman" Robinson   Drums
Andy Dodd   Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Adam Watts   Acoustic Guitar,Drums,Keyboards
Chevy Martinez   Bass

Technical Credits

Matthew Gerrard   Producer
Jon Lind   Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Kimberley Rew   Composer
Dan James   Producer
Antonina Armato   Producer
Leah Haywood   Producer
Tim James   Producer,Audio Production
Andy Dodd   Producer
Keith Munyan   Cover Photo
Adam Watts   Producer
Aly Michalka   Composer

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Into the Rush 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderfull CD they are very good sings and I reccomend this album to buyers!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that the Aly and AJ Into the Rush CD is awesome. I really like there singing. I am just soo soo soo excited to buy it. Into the Rush is a really dramatic title and a really catchy title. I love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this CD was Great. The best voices in years.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Aly and Aj Michalka r great on this gotta have cd. The fact that , they write there own songs and jam on there cool guitars is unique! i wanna be just like them, and this cd is the best! i hope they come up with another cd! : )
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is one of the best cd that i ever buy. i listen to it everyday. the beat to the songs are kool and u can dance to it. i buy 2 copies of it. so go buy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
ALY AND AJ RULES!!!!!BEST CD EVER!!! HIGHLY RECOMENDED!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really love this album. It's got all different types of singing: soulful and pop. Aly and AJ Michalka really hit it off in this one. I usually only like instrumental, but I had to make an exception for the Michalka girls. They're one of the best young singers rising up out of the cloud of Disney.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought they were the best when i heard do you belive in magic.they have great voices but their songs are a little too personal.
Guest More than 1 year ago
they have amazing talent. i love music of all kinds, but i really love music that has amazing lyrics and a good beat, and aly & aj have both! "rush" is my favorite song.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this album is amazing. i totally agree with everyone else. it is the best cd i ever bought!! aly and aj are two extremely telented sisters who know how to jam on their guitars. aly and aj are in one word, absolutely wonderful!!! i hope they come up with another cd!!!! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Aly and Aj are actually talented...they write their own music,able to sing,and play instrument...unlike other disney stars- like hilary duff
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that Aly and AJ are some of the best singers I have ever heard. A lot of disney channel stars rock, and Aly and AJ really stand out, considering all the singers there are out there. My favorite songs are "Rush", and "On the Ride." Aly and Aj have a really great debut album, I hope they come out with another rockin' album soon! Keep singing girls!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD was pretty good - some of the songs I don't like that much, yet "On the Ride" is now one of my lifetime favorites!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love aly and aj. this cd is the best cd in the world!there was nothing i didn't like.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love aly and aj! I won to meet them actually and I cant wait becuase I know they will be nice and this cd is so great! I love collapsed and there NEW NEW NEW**** song Chemicals react! I love them there so clean and open!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Aly and Aj. They have so much talent and drive. They are deffinately not like Hilary Duff. Their music is so uplifting and has the most wonderful effect on me. I love all their songs, especially "Chemicals React", "On the Ride", and "Never Far Behind". I love you Aly and Aj!! Live forever and God bless!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i just love their new cd chemicals react and the song rush! its brilliant! i love them so much i really want to see them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that Aly n Aj are real talented! I LOVE all of their songs. I got "Into the Rush" CD last year and I listen to it over and over! Right now I am listening to "Chemicals React" which is awesome! CHECK IT OUT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Usually I don't like all those disney channel people who think they can sing, but I have to admit that Aly and AJ are really good singers. I love their songs, their poetic, not all that pop fluff people are always singing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Aly and AJ their songs are so awesome! They're not all pop and funk like other singers. Their new song "Chemicals React" is really cool and I love listening to it over and over again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Aly and AJ lifted my soul the first few times I heard it. I loved ALL the songs on there, and I love that they are the composers, unlike some singers that adre only good enough to sing what someone else wrote. God Bless Aly and AJ!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I listen to this, I feel something more. Their spirits resonate with each bittersweet note. When you put this on Windows Media or your Ipod, don't leave any songs out! God Bless Aly and AJ!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this song never gets boring or only in one song but through it all it's really good and even my neighbor likes it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is amazing. They couldn't of done better. I love all the songs!! My favorites are: no one, something more, on the ride, collasped, and do u believe in magic. All the other ones are great too but those were my favs. I DEFINTLY recommend this cd. I love it and u will too!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
They've got the talent, but it was just ok. I hope to see much more of these girls they are quite something. I only enjoyed about 2 songs though...