Danger Radio has a very poppy and enjoyable sound that keeps you dancing track after track. The second the CD starts spinning, your head will start bobbing, your heart will start throbbing, and you'll be mouthing the words to songs you weren't aware you knew. This dancy pseudo- boy band's CD Used and Abused will stay in your player for at least a week straight.
The disc opens with very upbeat jazzy anthem "So Far Gone." Trumpets meet synthesizer, guitar, and drums in musical medicine for the ears. These boys will win your heart over immediately with their clever harmonies and talk of reluctant romance. The bridge is reminiscent of a Halloween hit. One might like to call this the Jekyll and Hyde story of love, but just remember if it's love that you want, don't go looking for them. Do us all a favor: just give into the night.
Most of the CD is a blur; the songs all sound the same and the mind doesn't seem to differentiate vocals from instruments. One track in particular stands out of the crowd. "Alive for the First Time" opens with a catchy, bouncy rhythm on the synthesizer and the chorus provides a huge opportunity for dancing. The overlapping of vocals really makes this song a catch and ultimately the best one on the album. This song will more than likely end up in every Hollister store across the nation. But sadly it'll get worn out and over played after the fourth listen.
Overall this CD is quite enjoyable. It's entertaining, slightly, but it shows more potential for background play than actual listening time. This catchy album is good, but displays doubtful longevity and Danger Radio's new CD Used and Abused is likely to get old after that initial week of rotation. However, it is promised you'll want to go grab your N*sync and Backstreet Boys albums and give them a few more plays. Danger Radio successfully brought the harmony filled boy band style back into play, even if just for a bit.
3 out of 5 [MM]