The debut album from singer/actor Ross Lynch is also the soundtrack to his Disney TV show, Austin & Ally. On the show, Lynch, who looks a lot like former teen pop idol Aaron Carter, plays a mischievous vocalist who posts an online video of a song written by his strait-laced, stage fright-stricken friend Ally. The vid goes viral and hijinks ensue. Musically, the album flows from the One Direction style dance-pop of "Heard It On the Radio," to Justin Timberlake-sounding cuts like "Illusion," to even more contemporary sounding songs like the very Maroon 5-ish "Double Take." In that sense, Austin & Ally will definitely appeal to its pre-teen demographic and might even charm a few more grown-up fans of catchy, radio-ready dance pop.
AllMusic Review by Matt Collar