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All Artists: Pos
Title: Audition
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Rhymesayers
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 1/31/2006
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Styles: Experimental Rap, Pop Rap
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 826257007025

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Wurenegade | 02/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Up until last thursday I hadn't heard of P.O.S, I went to a Atmosphere gig, and got chatting to Slug and he gave me a copy of this CD and said to check it out, I wasn't dissapointed.

I read a few bio's and found out about P.O.S's punk rock past, which is definately show's on this CD, it's an interesting fusion, which work's very well, interesting musically while P.O.S show great rhyme skill's.

I'm going to list each track(skits excluded)with a quick synopsis and a rating out of 5 stars.

Half Cocked Concepts - A great rock riff, and good beat, will definately make you nod your head, with some punkish screaming. *****

De La Soul's - A nice chilled beat, with a punk hook, which despite being far from my taste's I quite like. ****

Stand Up (Let's get Murdered) - One of the more distinctively hip hop tracks, real slammin beat and P.O.S show's he can kick a bad ass rhyme. *****

Bush League Psyche-Out Stuff - A mellow beat with some guest lyric's from Slug, not to my tastes but a good track. ***

Paul Kursey to Jack Kimball - I don't know if it's just me but this bear's a striking resembance to Eminem, Great track still, P.O.S spits with energy, great hook. *****

Safety In Speed - I don't know what to say about this track, it's strange, but good. ****

The Kill In Me - Nice beat, great lyrics, nice hook. *****

Yeah Right (Science Science) - half hip hop half rock, Ill rhyming the rigg works well, just too short.... *****

P.O.S Is Ruining My Life - Great track, nice guitar, nice beat, nice rhymes, great hook. *****

Living Slightly Larger - Another more distinctively hip hop track. Good track. ****

Bleeding Hearts Club - Another Slug verse, nice beat, very mellow. ****

A Teddy Bear and A Tazer - Another more distinctively hip hop track, nice beat and rhymes, show's some nice double time skills. ****

Audition Matra - Nice beat and rhymes, start's fairly soft but get's harder. ****

This is my first review, hope it was of help."
P.O.S. is runing my life....
E. Ahn | Atlanta, GA | 06/16/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"POS has garnered a reputation for being a cross-section of cultures, a hard knock youth from the wrong side of the tracks who was into heavy metal and skateboarding. Virtually plucked off the Warped Tour by none other than Rhymesayers founder Slug of Atmosphere, P.O.S.'s "Audition" has been hailed as the next coming in the form of emo-core-hip hop. Most artists would wilt under the pressure, but in a way, listening to "Audition" makes you believe that POS can handle it. And maybe do more with it than we ever expected.

From the moment you start the LP, it's clear that the album is heavily influenced by heavy metal, as "Half Cocked Concepts" proves with gusto. The kind of palm muted guitar riffs backed by Doomtree brethren hardcore screaming helps weave a song that definitively introduces POS to the world. But rather than stay with the hardcore/thug bravado, he opens up on the very next track "De La Souls", describing among other things, a father who left him and friends who've struggled with gaining acceptance for their sexuality and a firm affirmation on his belief that his identity is who he is, love him or hate him. Followed by the political anthemic rant, "Stand Up", and it's clear that POS is an emcee with more than enough to say, and the kind of delivery and presence to captivate your attention.

The album becomes choppy towards the end, as it's clear that some of the songs were never fully fleshed out to their fullest extent. But most, if not all of the songs are structured in a way that is complex and multi-facted, with beats switching and his flow breaking down into a sung/screamed chorus including guitars mixed with DJ scratches. Just listen to the levels of "Teddy Bear and a Tazer" or the bittersweet 80s influenced "Bleeding Hearts Club" with Slug. The album culminates in POS at full blast on the superb hit single, "P.O.S. is Ruining My Life."

It's difficult to say if everyone will enjoy POS, heavy metal fans may find him too emotional, hip hop fans may find him too prone to screaming, conservative fans may find him too anti-Bush, and emo fans may find him too arrogant, but somewhere in the cross section of all music fans rests a core who will appreciate the breath of fresh air and the swift kick in the pants that POS brings to the game."
Daniel E. Walsh | Minneapolis, MN | 04/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Buy this album. If you don't, you're doing yourself a disservice. I have been listening to this album since it came out a year ago and I am not even remotely sick of any of the songs. P.O.S. is definitely not ruining my life, he has renewed in me a new faith for hip-hop and songwriting. Thank you P.O.S. for penning rhymes that are heart-felt and matter again.