The upbeat, energetic track that kicks off The Audition's fourth full-length Great Danger sets the pace for the rest of the album. “Let Me Know,” the opening track, has the pop-punk feel that comes along with The Audition’s best work. “The Art of Living” cuts in instantly with a catchy guitar riff that ties right into the full band. The song is just as upbeat as the first, keeping the tempo quick and fun. The song is also perfect for showing off Danny Stevens’ voice, especially when the whole band drops out briefly near the end. Track three, “You Ruined This,” keeps up with the rest of the album’s energy. The percussion driven song keeps the steady beat and will have you tapping your foot from the very beginning. “He Is What You Want” marks the change of pace on the album. While it’s still pretty quick, it takes a bit of a darker feel. However, it kicks up right away for the chorus, which is guaranteed to get stuck in your head. “Ms. Crumby” seems like the perfect summer song with its fast paced feel regardless of the not-as-happy song topic. “Do You Remember?” keeps that speed going, and brings you a song that will have you dancing, complete with an uplifting, catchy chorus. The track ends abruptly, leading to the almost haunting electronic “Interlude.” “Honest Mistake” plays immediately from there, showing off Stevens’ vocal range once again. “Runaway,” the first and only acoustic track on the album, shows the bands slower side. “Never Heard Again” brings back the energy, along with some vocal harmonies. “Final Adventure” definitely stands out on the album with its echo feel in certain sections, specifically the ending. “Stand Up and Fight” brings Great Danger to a close on a good note, fitting in well with the rest of the album.
4 out of 5 [KD]