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Album Review

Positive Elements

Spiritual Content

Sexual Content

Violent Content

Crude or Profane Language

Drug and Alcohol Content

Other Negative Elements

Conclusion

Pro-social Content

“Hey” confronts a woman preoccupied with fashion and wealth. Faith-based metaphors appear on several cuts. The harmonizing Hanson boys try to keep a woman’s beauty from blinding them to the truth (“Crazy Beautiful”), and won’t quit on strained relationships (“Dancin’ in the Wind,” “Underneath,” “Lost Without Each Other”). A guy leaves a girl who causes him “Misery.” Other tunes criticize hypocrisy(“Strong Enough to Break”) and bask in the overwhelming emotion of new love (“Deeper”).

Objectionable Content

Lines on the forlorn “Believe” (which concludes, “I can’t believe in nothing”) seem to paint a romantic portrait of suicide. It says, “Murder wears a friendly smile/Like the perfect end in a plastic vial/No pain/Sorry I can’t seem to stay/But this bird was meant to fly away.” A guy asks a girl to “take a walk on the wild side” (“Get Up and Go”). “Penny & Me” speaks of burning passions and cigars.

Summary Advisory

Now 23, 21 and 18, the “MMMBop” brothers have entered adulthood and left some of their innocence behind. Families who embraced them for their uplift will puzzle at pessimistic moments on Underneath.

Plot Summary

Christian Beliefs

Other Belief Systems

Authority Roles

Profanity/Violence

Kissing/Sex/Homosexuality

Discussion Topics

Additional Comments/Notes

Episode Reviews

Credits

Rating

Readability Age Range

Genre

RockPop

Author

Cast

Director

Distributor

Network

Performance

Entered the album chart at 25

Record Label

3CG

Platform

Publisher

Released

On Video

Year Published

Awards

Reviewer

Loren Eaton Bob Smithouser

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