Monday, September 15, 2008

P.O.S. - Audition

Band: P.O.S.
Album: Audition
Genre: Hip-Hop with Punk influences
Country of Origin: USA
Year: 2006

  1. Audition Ipecac
  2. Half-Cocked Concepts
  3. De La Souls
  4. Stand Up (Let's Get Murdered)
  5. Bush League Psyche-Out Stuff (feat. Slug of Atmosphere)
  6. Paul Kersey to Jack Kimball
  7. Safety in Speed (Heavy Metal) (feat. Craig Finn)
  8. The Kill in Me (feat. Maggie)
  9. Yeah Right (Science Science)
  10. Audition M.D.
  11. P.O.S. Is Ruining My Life
  12. Living Slightly Larger (feat. Mictlan)
  13. Suicide Uma Schrantz
  14. Bleeding Hearts Club (MPLS Chapter) (feat. Slug)
  15. A Teddy Bear and a Tazer
  16. Audition Mantra
P.O.S. started out playing Punk Rock and maintained a hostile attitude towards Rap when younger, but eventually accepted Rap as a valid form of expression (though he still hates mainstream, superficial Rap) and began a musical career as a Rap artist; he's also a founding member of Hip-Hop group Doomtree and is a vocalist and guitarist in the Punk band Building Better Bombs. His music keeps a Punk influence and in many songs is incredibly aggressive, both in the music and in his powerful voice. Songs like "Half-Cocked Concepts", "Paul Kersey to Jack Kimball", and "P.O.S. is Ruining My Life" show aggression, while songs like "De La Souls" and "Bush League Psyche-Out Stuff" are mellower, giving the album rich variation in tone and sound that makes it impossible to zone out. Excellent album, particularly for fans of Punk and Metal who have never listened to Rap or Hip-Hop before. Slug from Atmosphere also makes guest appearences on two songs.

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