Aurora - Bigger Than Us

Thursday 15th November 2001
Aurora - Bigger Than Us
Aurora - Bigger Than Us

RATING 3 3 3
LABEL: Pamplin PRCD2279
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

"File under dishwater," commented one colleague when I made the mistake of playing this in the Cross Rhythms office. A spectacularly dull album by an American teen pop group which should have been good. Why should? Because the trio's debut, released in the UK with minimum publicity push, was a catchy piece of teen pop providing three turntable hits to Cross Rhythms radio. Here's the follow up. Despite all the signs of big money production, and plenty of well known names in the composer credits (Anointed, Scott Krippayne, etc) the material here is bland to the point of parody. If you know a young man whose testosterone levels may be helped by an airbrushed cover sleeve of three teenage lovelies, you may want to purchase. But as music, this is as banal as it gets.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Just the Way You Are [Listen]
2. The Way That You Love Me [Listen]
3. I Dedicate This Heart To You [Listen]
4. Bigger Than Us [Listen]
5. Turn It Around [Listen]
6. Go On [Listen]
7. Closer To You [Listen]
8. Shout [Listen]
9. Rekindle The Flame [Listen]
10. Forever [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by stephanie in ft collins, co @ 07:15 on Jul 10 2008

"Spectacularly dull" and "teen pop group". Actually, i tend to think they are one of the more original groups, as compared to those like zoegirl who were "put" together. Don't forget Aurora is comprised of sisters who write and play their own instruments (even if they weren't included on the albums). Did you ever see them in concert? I was really touched by their ministry and heart for their audience.
Maybe you should think about the REASON they do this, and the quality of their harmonies. I would bet that is the very thing that seperates them from the rest of the put together girl groups!

Posted by brenale in san antonio @ 20:38 on Jan 28 2006

i love this soundtrack.but i lost it in katrina.

Posted by Eriyn in Tucson, Arizona @ 04:16 on Dec 26 2005

This may not count as a coment but,
my friend shelbie my sis amy and i pretend to be each of you a couple years ago I don't know if you remember but, you came and sang at my church (community church of the foothills) before bibleman and after the service we came over and asked you if you had any albums out. so I just want you to know your doing an awesome job!
from Eriyn Nicole winkel (11 years old)

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