The talented Christian music trio pureNRG -- teenagers Caroline Williams, Carolyne Myers and Jordan Yates -- debuted in 2007 and has since fed its growing fan base with a second studio album, a Christmas project and a remix collection. On pureNRG's fifth release, "The Real Thing," the threesome continues to deliver a buoyant sound that has made it popular with church-going youngsters and mainstream pop fans. The young artists demonstrate their versatility by moving seamlessly from the bouncy anthem "Radio" to the tender ballad "Sweet Jesus" and the funk-sounding "Savior," and they serve up a valuable lesson about self-esteem on "Cover of a Magazine." "Live to Worship" is a vibrant praise song, while "Before the Sun Goes Down" is a poignant number that showcases the act's vocal skills. With "The Real Thing," pureNRG delivers another polished pop album that should appeal to mainstream and Christian audiences. --Deborah Evans Price.

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