on 7 March 2008
I have to admit I was a fan of The Audition's first album `Controversy Loves Company', it was my guilty pleasure. Seeing as it's been three years since releasing `Controversy...' you might think that the band had come a long way in terms of honing their sound and finding a place to fit in the predominantly hardcore label, Victory Records. Sadly that's not the case here. In truth the album is a mess of different genres, taking the worst bits of rock, pop punk, hip hop and funk. It's the old idea that if you throw enough mud at a wall some of it might just stick. Except, not much of it stuck this time. The only thing that sticks is The Audition's skill for writing a good chorus, with songs such as `Can You, Will You?' and `Make It Rain' almost standing out as catchy pop songs. However, there is a fine line between catchy and annoying vocals, and they pretty much fall into the latter category for the most part of this album. Kids, unfortunately though, will love it.
on 4 March 2008
Many people have told me that their previous album "Controversy Loves Company" is definetly better than "Champion", but even so, they cannot deny the excellent results from theAudition's new album. The sexual side of the lyrics are sure to get you dancing and the added pop-rock side of this band is enough to get you singing to the melodies for weeks. I'm pleased I bought it as these guys are soon to get huge, and I can't wait to see them again.
on 20 March 2008
This album is so underrated! Its truly very good, a bit of a gem among an otherwise excrement flooded market.
Its dissimilar enough from the first album to show a bit of a change in the band without breaking away from their quite original sound. I highly recommend this catchy, foot stomping 10 samples of modern greatness