I think it is a good review, but I also think the album itself is a bit better, than rated. Maybe mid to high 70's.
In my opinion it is a "Have a good time"-record, which won't get 85 or better, but it makes fun listening to it and the release date is a well chosen one. It will be rotating a lot more in the summer.
all of their albums are great, and this is right up there.
i agree with the review for the most part, though i really don't find any "bad" song in it. and "The Way You Move" and "It's Gonna Be Hard (When I'm Gone)" are just classics for The Audition.
i don't know why, but i just feel proud of them when i listen to this album.
I'd say they've gotten slightly worse with each album. By no means, do I think any of their albums are terrible though. Out of the pop-punk out there today, The Audition are one of my favorites, but I feel like they have made little progress from album to album. I like Self-Titled Album, but it feels like Champion part 2.
That might read negatively, but check out "Los Angeles" -- that's the type of song that would have been ripe for the picking on Lights and Sounds. There are some darker tones present here that remind me of that album -- and both strive for an alt. rock-pop sound.
What no way! Lights and Sounds is one of my favorite albums ever, if anything L&S >>>> The Audition for me. I totally dig "Los Angeles", not sure I hear the darker tones though.