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Yellowcard: Lights and SoundsLights and Sounds (2006)
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Contributed by: thirtysecondsthirtyseconds
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For many of you, Yellowcard are nothing more than a horribly boring pop-punk band who have a violinist to make them seem a lot more original than they actually are. Personally, I think this is a little unfair. Their last full-length, Ocean Avenue, had some damn catchy moments on it, most seemingly c.
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For many of you, Yellowcard are nothing more than a horribly boring pop-punk band who have a violinist to make them seem a lot more original than they actually are. Personally, I think this is a little unfair. Their last full-length, Ocean Avenue, had some damn catchy moments on it, most seemingly created around the violin. I found it quite refreshing, although the album as a whole didn't really strike a chord with me. It got filed under my "only go nuts to if drunk in a nightclub and having a smily happy time already" section. In my head. Ahem.

With the arrival of Lights and Sounds, however, the boys from sunny Florida seem to have pulled a Less Than Jake on us and dramatically reduced the string content. And what does that leave us with? You guessed it: A horribly boring pop-punk band. To put it bluntly, I found it incredibly hard to get all the way through this, even as background music. It was one of those "thank Jebus that one's over. How long's the next track? A WHOLE FOUR MINUTES?!?!? Fuuuuuuuuuck..." listening seshes. Not like it matters how long a song is, but if a band manage to make 4 minutes last like a lifetime, something isn't quite right. Pop needs to be catchy and fun. Simple as. This is neither. When the violin does appear, it only serves to try to create a sad feeling. You know, the usual reason bands like to call on the good ol' fiddle. Guys, you wanted to make this album sound different from the last. That's fine. New Found Glory manage it every time. But they stick with what they're best at.

Speaking of NFG, the title track, following a piano and violin-based instrumental (which is actually my favourite song on here... oh dear) starts with some power chords reminiscent of "Hit or Miss," but the whole thing falls slightly short of the mark. As it happens, that's the peak of the album. Track after track passes by. Nothing grabs the listener. You know what that spells folks? U-N-I-N-S-P-I-R-I-N-G. The choruses aren't awful, they just aren't bouncy or instantly memorable. They're slow and pseudo-emotional. I pity fans that pay good money to see the 'card on the road to have a good time. "City of Devils" or "Two Weeks from Twenty" (which deals with the story of a lad joining the army through having no other option and getting killed in the Iraq war) are two miserable little numbers I would never ever want to listen to again, especially not in a live setting. It's not all doom and gloom, though. The intro riff to "Sure Thing Falling" is quite enjoyable, but for some reason obscure to me, the band decides to slow the song right down straight after and I'm left thinking of what could have been.

With Lights and Sounds, Yellowcard have taken a rather large step in the wrong direction and narrowly avoid losing their way altogether. If you're a fan of the band, you might get used to it eventually, but what do I know? If you weren't already a fan of this band, I really can't see that changing any time soon.

I would however like to thank Yellowcard for donating a portion of the record sales to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

 

 
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drbino (February 5, 2009)

Jeez. That Paul guy down there sounds like he needs a glass of harden the fuck up.
Score is for me accidentaly clicking the 'buy this album' button. Nooooooooooooooooo! What a piece of shit.

Anonymous (March 22, 2006)

Todos vcs que não gostam de Yellow Card vão se fuder!!!! ahahahahaha ? isso mesmo!!! vão a merda!!

Anonymous (March 21, 2006)

It's a little rough to me still and I'm not really comfortable with the record, but it was a good achievement for this band and probably their most lasting record

Two Weeks from Twenty was a downer, but it's not even in the same territory as the pop genre, so I have no qualms with this, in fact that song demonstrated a maturity far beyond any other modern protest song I've heard

as a whole there a couple spots I think they lost control a bit, but this is a record I'm really glad to see them make

Anonymous (March 12, 2006)

people just waste their time writing about something they dont like...

YELLOWCARD ROCKS!!!!
FUCK ALL YOU HATERS!!!

md40_07 (March 9, 2006)

Fuck the Dixie Chicks

Anonymous (March 6, 2006)

Thats soooo not true
go yellowcard!

Anonymous (March 6, 2006)

Tom loves amee

Anonymous (March 6, 2006)

mike is a dick fuck who has sex with scott burns they do it everynight a

Anonymous (March 6, 2006)

mike is a dick fuck who has sex with scott burns they do it everynight a

Anonymous (March 6, 2006)

mike is a dick fuck who has sex with scott burns they do it everynight a

Anonymous (March 6, 2006)

this band is so crap and amee loves mike but this album is crap

Anonymous (March 6, 2006)

YELLOWCARD IS THE BEST!!! and i personally think you should get a life and eat a hamburger u anorexic fuckers

Anonymous (March 6, 2006)

you all should get over yourselfs if u dont like the band dont writre a fuckin comment u dumbass fuck heads fuck u all i love yellowcard!! GO YELLOWCARD
go home da rest of u fuckin fuckin fuckfaces i hate u all dat dont like yellowcard YOU GUYS FUCKIN SUCK DICKNOIBS GO FUCK YOURSELFS

Anonymous (March 6, 2006)

i like yellowcard coz i recently moved away from the beach and yellowcard reminds me on the ocean

Anonymous (March 5, 2006)

It seems that there is only frustrated peoples here. If you don't like an album just don't talk about it and stop yell that is a crap. You are just loosing your time. Get a life...

Anonymous (March 2, 2006)

just listened to reclamation again and i stand by my statements.

stay asleep>invitation>reclamation>unmerry melodies

paul

Anonymous (March 2, 2006)

"to the douche talking shit about bigwigs new album:

what the hell is wrong with you? you're saying how great stay asleep is? dude its a great album but the "o their old shit is better" argument for every fucking band is stupid when their new stuff is better. all of bigwigs stuff is good and they've progressed, if you think the new stuff sucks you're not a fan of bigwig. i can understand if you're at a pennywise concert and you moan when they bust out their shitty new stuff which is all filler. but when im at a bigwig show and i hear someone bitching when they play a new song which fucking rocks it pisses me off."

i guess i'm a douche for not loving the new bigwig? wtf? i'm not allowed an opinion on punknews that conflicts with yours, i realize this time honored tradtion.

fine. i'll explain myself.

"
you're saying how great stay asleep is? dude its a great album but the "o their old shit is better" argument for every fucking band is stupid when their new stuff is better"

yes, i'm saying stay asleep is great and better. i am not just saying that because 'oh the old shit is better' for the sake fo cred or some shit. i honestly think its better

the new album is not 'fun' enough. i miss songs like 'smile' 'flavor ice' 'hope' 'moosh'. the poppy counterpart to their hardcore speed skate punk songs. i liked the balance. i don't need 11 political songs w/ one ska punk song thrown in out of nowhere.

i find the chorus's not as memorable. theres no 'sink or swim' or 'sore losers' type sing a long. most of the songs seem to run together in my opinion, all are political, all are angry hardcore.

i miss the balance. i dont think its a bad album and i dont see how i was 'talking shit'?

i think against me's new album is better than reinventing axl rose. i thought pennywise 'straight ahead' and 'land of the free' were better than 'about time' or 'out of nowhere'

i think bad religions 2 latest albums are their 2 best. should i go on defending my 'i dont necessarily think old shit is better'. have i proven myself?

i liked the catchier chorus's and balance of pop songs w/ the hardcore of bigwigs last 2 albums. and i liked the variety in lyrical content instead of political song after political song.

the musicianship is tight as hell, its a decent album. it sounds like bigwig. just not the aspects of bigwig i love and it lacks the charm of their past two. for every 'sink or swim' there was a 'moosh' for every 'numbers' or 'dent' there was a 'flavor ice' or '1800 whipped'.

the only fun song on the new bigwig is 'last song last call' and its kinda lame.

so there. thats my opinion. i love bigwig. i've listened to them since the fall of 2000. i've seen them live several times. i waited 4.5 years for this album and its not what i wanted. 4.5 years for 10 hardcore songs and one throwaway ska punk song does not a great album make.

cross and burn is one of the few new tracks i dig.

stay asleep-9/10
invitation-8/10
reclamation-6.5/10
unmerry melodies-5/10

there you go. hope that clears up my 'talking shit'.

paul

Anonymous (February 28, 2006)

i cant get into anyband that is in a buttwiper , crapo-cola or any other product advertisement.

Anonymous (February 28, 2006)

this is so boring

Anonymous (February 28, 2006)

The lead singer has a bad problem with male prostitution and needs some sort of support for his habit, therefore he is charging enough for a lapdance for each album.

Anonymous (February 28, 2006)

22 dollars?! no cd is worth that much NEW.

Probably not, but what if you read a review on Punknews that really challenged the way you thought about music? Brian has the spine of a chocolate eclair.

Anonymous (February 28, 2006)

band sucks

Anonymous (February 27, 2006)

22 dollars?! no cd is worth that much NEW.

Anonymous (February 27, 2006)

Most Wanted is worth $21.99

Anonymous (February 27, 2006)

This was selling for $21.99 at Strawberries. That place is over-priced anyways, but come on. This abum is NO WHERE near that price.

Anonymous (February 27, 2006)

Ryan from Staring Back is playing guitar in Yellowcard. He was great in Staring Back, like to see him incorporate some of that guitar playing. Bass player used to be in Inspection 12, I think that's where a lot of the new sound came from.

Anonymous (February 26, 2006)

ahhh, but the review that was deleted after an hour was an excellent review of a very good cd. yet look what happened. politics, man. it's all fucking politics. brian is corrupt.

k-dubs (February 26, 2006)

crappy review, but a crappy cd... has nothing to do with how popular they are or that they're on mtv, its just a bad cd.

Anonymous (February 26, 2006)

Why was it deleted after an hour?

inagreendase (February 26, 2006)

Okay, just for the record, the Duff review WAS posted. It was on the site for approximately an hour and then deleted.

Anonymous (February 26, 2006)

I think their new bassist is a big influence in their new songs.

More of a "big" feel to their songs. They are no longer so simple sounding....

They're new guitarist looks like he has down syndrome.

Anonymous (February 26, 2006)

I will be perfectly honest, this is the only Yellowcard album that I like.

Anonymous (February 26, 2006)

my firend does promotions for tower and he had this piece of shit laying crushed on the floor of his car and i opened up the booklet and BEHOLD!!! Abercrombie and Fitch now dress yellowcard, although fishnet shirts seems more village people to me but whatever

mbenson (February 25, 2006)

ive got a sure shot way to work this out!

Anonymous (February 25, 2006)

To put it straight, this album/band sucks major arse! Sounds like a tryhard Oasis band......Is it me or is the distortion on this album, the heaviest distortion you've ever heard?

GreenVandal (February 25, 2006)

"Best album of the year. There's no faulting any part of this entire release. Musically equal to the Beatles in their prime. Simply put, if you don't like Yellowcard, you have shitty taste in music and aren't a punk."

I love you in all the weong ways.

Anonymous (February 25, 2006)

to the douche talking shit about bigwigs new album:

what the hell is wrong with you? you're saying how great stay asleep is? dude its a great album but the "o their old shit is better" argument for every fucking band is stupid when their new stuff is better. all of bigwigs stuff is good and they've progressed, if you think the new stuff sucks you're not a fan of bigwig. i can understand if you're at a pennywise concert and you moan when they bust out their shitty new stuff which is all filler. but when im at a bigwig show and i hear someone bitching when they play a new song which fucking rocks it pisses me off.

theevilmonkey (February 25, 2006)

"Best album of the year. There's no faulting any part of this entire release. Musically equal to the Beatles in their prime. Simply put, if you don't like Yellowcard, you have shitty taste in music and aren't a punk."

Any dumbass who doesn't realize that this guy is being sarcastic should be shot.

Anonymous (February 25, 2006)

The hardcore band RedCard, kicks Yellowcard's ass!

tooleftfeet (February 25, 2006)

I saw these guys back in November, I really liked One For The Kids and parts of Ocean Avenuw were tolerable. They came out and were like "we are playing old stuff for all our dedicated fans," so naturally, i was stoked. However, they played only stuff off of Ocean Avenue. And plus all these douche bag Frat boys keep yelling somehting about Texas Fight and the fucking astros. Horrible, horrible show.

Fatty_Arbuckle (February 25, 2006)

I'll admit, I liked their last two albums. Whatever.

And I streamed this one on their myspace site. And it sucked donkey balls. And I've given Yellowcard up for dead.

Anonymous (February 25, 2006)

dude. fuck this. one hit wonder...

Anonymous (February 25, 2006)

The guy below me is the biggest jackass on earth. "As good as the Beatles in their prime"BWAHAHAHAHAH.

Anonymous (February 25, 2006)

Best album of the year. There's no faulting any part of this entire release. Musically equal to the Beatles in their prime. Simply put, if you don't like Yellowcard, you have shitty taste in music and aren't a punk.

Anonymous (February 25, 2006)

someone who posts as anonymous is mad because their review(which they probably submitted this week) didnt get posted.

Hmm.... I'm not sure who said it was submitted 3 weeks ago, because I actually submitted it 28.5 weeks ago (August 15).

GreenVandal (February 25, 2006)

hey blackrosesneverdies (nice conjugation there by the way)

I just wanted to say that your at the wrong website. You must have misclicked a link. Here ya go. http://www.absolutepunk.net

Just trying to help out the little guy.

GreenVandal (February 25, 2006)

"Typical.

Post reviews for a radio-friendly modern rock pop album, because they're a "band" and have played Warped Tour, but what about a solo artist who is a young woman? Sexism. We all know she rocks way harder. And her music is explicitly about deconstructing the formulaic boudaries that exist within Brian's mind when he posts reviews of bands like Yellowcard, instead."

Your absolutely right.

Brian. GIVE US OUR FUCKING DUFF REVIEW!

(its certainly more relevant than this)

blackrosesneverdies (February 24, 2006)

listen u little asshole i think that u r so wrong cause yellowcard is not a bad punk band with a violinistt and the violinist makes the band better than most bands u little dimp shit

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

actually i submitted it 3 weeks ago.

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

this band sucks harder then that tube they put in in your mouth at the dentist to clear out all your saliva and spit and blood

fucking epic

rkl (February 24, 2006)

someone who posts as anonymous is mad because their review(which they probably submitted this week) didnt get posted.

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmMP32jqfVY

historypeats (February 24, 2006)

Huh?

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

Typical.

Post reviews for a radio-friendly modern rock pop album, because they're a "band" and have played Warped Tour, but what about a solo artist who is a young woman? Sexism. We all know she rocks way harder. And her music is explicitly about deconstructing the formulaic boudaries that exist within Brian's mind when he posts reviews of bands like Yellowcard, instead.

fallingupwards84 (February 24, 2006)

Ocean Avenue was an outstanding album... call it a guilty pleasure if you will.. but it was catchy as fuck and i loved it.

This, however, is pure garbage.
What a disappointment.

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

I am/was a Yellowcard fan. I thought Ocean Avenue did exactly what it wanted to do and it was exactly what the band wanted it to be.

This album is straight up bad. You know you wait for one of your favorite bands to release a new album and then you get something like this. It is quite disappointing.

thirtyseconds (February 24, 2006)

Aww thanks guys especially almostpunkenough. You always make me warm and cosy.

To sum up: I can't write, I never have been able to, all my reviews are just me writing my thoughts straight out. I do it because I enjoy it. If you think that's pretentious, you may lick my balls. I don't know if that's your thing, but ya know... I'm just putting it out there.

rkl (February 24, 2006)

Yellowcard - Lights and Sounds
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-02-24 03:57:55

So what bands are like this only better?
the mekons had a violin on a few tracks.

i dont really think yellowcard sound like the mekons, or are even in teh same league, i just want more people to listen to the mekons.

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

eh, i've read worse lyrics. i'd rather read a pretty mediocre anti-war song than a punk as fuck oi oi oi fuck the government type song.

and no ones ever accused yellowcard as having the best lyrics around. they're not terrible, and thats good enough for me.

yea, those lyrics are lame, but its still a step up from your typical 'oh baby, you left me, i cant let you forget me, i'm sorry, i'm sorry babbbbyyyy' or 'she left me, oh baby, whyd you leave me' etc.

also, the music to that song is pretty cool, even has a trumpet solo.

paul

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

Oh man, this song is so damn POWERFUL!

Jimmy wasn't really popular
He had a couple of friends back home
And sooner or later they're all getting out so he had to join up alone
He was dreaming of the ivy league since he was only three feet tall
And get the hell out of jersey and then he would never look back at all

And then your heroes say
That miles away
We lost another one that we sent with a gun
They're gonna miss him he was two weeks from twenty and there's still no shame
From the man to blame

Jimmy never had a reason to stay
Cause all the factories shut down
All he had was a line for his name
So he could sign away his right to be proud
He tried to kiss her on the way out the door,
She just put her little hand on his face
I don't understand why you're leaving, she said
But I hope your gonna ask me to wait

And then your heroes say
That miles away
We lost another one that we sent with a gun
His lady missed him, he was two weeks from twenty and there's still no shame
From the man to blame

Jimmy's mother went to Capitol Hill
So she could fill her heart up with joy
Maybe shake a few hands while she's there and tell them thank you sir for taking
my boy.

And then your heroes say
That miles away
We lost another one that we sent with a gun
His mama missed him he was two weeks from twenty and there's still no shame
From the man to blame
No there's still no shame
And we're all to blame
We're all to blame

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

Ok.. first of all, THIS IS NOT A PUNK RECORD. Get out of your mind before giving it a listen.

With that in mind, it's not great, but it's a good modern rock album. Sounds a lot like the Foo Fighters!

AlmostPunkEnough (February 24, 2006)

i get that time out message in the reviews comments all the time. i have no idea what causes it, and it never happens on the news boards.

and ThirtySeconds, i thought the review itself was pretty good. a lot better than mine at least.

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

http://www.pastepunk.com/viewcdreview.php?id=1841

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

What the fuck, this stupid thing keeps telling me it timed out.

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

Bigwig...anyone?

historypeats (February 24, 2006)

I'm glad it's not a carbon copy of "Ocean Avenue," but this feels like they should have spent a little more time on it somehow (I know, it's been two and a half years). Too many of the songs end up falling flat - tracks 8 through 12 aren't all that memorable, and "Sure Thing Falling" and the title track don't live up to their potential. The "How I Go" duet worked better than I expected when I first heard about it, and "Holly Wood Died" and "Rough Landing, Holly" are sweet, but a 14-track CD needs to be tighter - there's too much filler in the songs.

Average CD - highlights are great, lowlights are blah - no bombs, but nothing special.

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

"Paul would rather listen to Yellowcard than Bigwig.

Now, THAT is an outlandish claim."

whoa whoa whoa! hold up there professor. i said i'd rather listen to this than the NEW bigwig. dont change my words!

stay asleep is a whole different category. that shits up there w/ destruction by definition and and out come the wolves. maybe not quite that high, but up there.

i'm just disapointed in reclamation. i'm not disappointed in this cd, actually, i think its quite good.

*farts* hahahahahahaha. ahh.

i'm serious though, i dig this shit.

paul

mcgregor107 (February 24, 2006)

low blow dude.. ripping LTJ in a fucking yellowcard review..
lets not jump the gun yet, they still have hope with In With The Out Crowd.. bahh who am i kidding.
this review wasn't really bad.. i thought it was decent.

almostpunkenough, are you watching the gold medal curling match? canada just scored fucking 6!!!

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

Paul would rather listen to Yellowcard than Bigwig.

Now, THAT is an outlandish claim.

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

I actually think this is a logical progression for them and an improvement over ocean ave. it might not be as overtly catchy but it still is, just more subte. 'rough landing holly', 'holly wood died', 'sure thing falling' and 'waiting game' are all outstanding songs. the only song I dont like is 'how i go'...big fish story put to alt country crap isnt good. the rest of the album is great. easily my favorite album of the year, although its only competition so far is the loved ones.

i'd rather listen to this than the new bigwig. THAT album was a disspointment. 4.5 years for that?

paul

Dante3000 (February 24, 2006)

I didn't think the review was as bad as some of the people are saying. It's not Pitchfork material (but that may be for the lack of literary reffrences and the pseudointelectual bullshit) but it's not the worst I've seen on here (check my Cliftons review).
Still it's a truth about Yellowcard.
-Dante

insertcoolnamehere (February 24, 2006)

Good review. This is an album that I've seen alot of people praising, and one that I know I wouldn't like, as well as most people on this site wouldn't like. It's nice to have a review thats fair to the band, and doesn't just insult them, but still gives the record the kind of mark it deserves.

stratmanx (February 24, 2006)

Once I got past the horrific grammar in this review I realized something, I didn't learn a thing about this record. I'm sure it's mediocre, but I only learned about how bored/pretentious the reviewer is/was.

mjg (February 24, 2006)

i think giving anything by this band two stars is being very generous

FuckYOuOiOiOi (February 24, 2006)

i liked that review. especielly the part about being happy the song is over and then finding out the next song still has 4 minutes left to go. i've listened to cds like that (ie: Sunny Day Real Estate's Diary). they fucking suck.

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

Where's the Bigwig review?

cantsitstill (February 24, 2006)

my old band played with these guys years ago, before they were mastubation fodder for 14 year olds, and after they played, the whole band EXCEPT for the lead singer (with the lazy eye) hung out and drank with us... while the singer guy stayed by himself in the van talking on the phone.

their old bassist, warren, gets a 10/10. good guy.

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

What the fuck this band even getting a review for. They are the worst thing since Blink 182. I mean come on. Who really likes this band over the age of 13. I your llike i do then you should really reexamine your life and jump off of a building. CRAP. Thats all this shit is.

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

you need to review one of those "noisecore" bands all the "underground" kids like.

almostpunkenough (February 24, 2006)

yea, i'll admit i liked "Anthem" a lot too.

fallingupwards84 (February 24, 2006)

i liked the review

and i also think that Anthem was a great record

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

I am a big yellowcard fan and found this album to be a extreme disappointment. The songs had nothing appealing from what One for the Kids or Ocean Avenue had. There was nothing catchy, nothing to grab your attention..the only thing you caught was 60 minutes of time that you wish would speed up...

almostpunkenough (February 24, 2006)

awful in almost every way.

Shroom (February 24, 2006)

I thought Anthem was a great record

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

So what bands are like this only better?

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

yeah, didn't really like this one. A dissapointment.

Vincent_M (February 24, 2006)

Is it wrong that I wanted to run out of the South Street Diner and slash their tires when the tour bus drove by a while back?

Seriously though, give up.

SalsaShark (February 24, 2006)

This album cover is actually way more like an Against Me! shirt than their album cover:

http://www.cinderblock.com/wc.dll?WebStore~RViewItem~AG A~AGA-108~SID=02238070609380706093

In any event, I lost interest in Yellowcard ages ago. Their lyrics are especially trite.

etwiels88 (February 24, 2006)

Jurassic Park was on tonight

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

lights and sounds, palm trees and powerlines, ocean ave, Page Avenue, you throw simple plan in their and its like jurassic park for assholes. You can't control shitty mudic, what starts as a guilty pleasure soon breeds on its own.

times like these you almost miss blink-182. Its like missing the shark bite cause your bleeding to death.

wyzo

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

I saw this band open for lagwagon over 3 years ago when they were nobodies. someone in the crowd yelled to the violinist "my daughter plays the violin"

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

and "Two Weeks from Twenty" is by far the worst song I have ever heard (and it features a character from American Idiot!)

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

This may not be the best review in the world, but it accomplishes its task and gets to the point: Yellowcard aim for greatness and fall on their faces.

Seriously, this album is terrible. Somehow, I managed to sit through the full stream they had up a few weeks ago. Every (weak) hook on here has already been done many times by the Foo Fighters, except for "Sure Thing Falling" whose chorus was stolen directly from Lite Radio. And a girl named Holly Wood...Oh I get it! Hollywood! And making a concept album around someone named Holly, that's creative considering the Hold Steady did it LAST YEAR!

by the way...Ocean Ave. sucked, even if it did have a few catchy songs

thirtyseconds (February 24, 2006)

It's all over the place and reads like a 12 year old's diary. I know what I was trying to say. I remember drawing a blank when I was writing it and eventually ending up with a few paragraphs of waffle. Ah who gives a shit. My reviews are never good I don't know why I should really care if a couple of people throw a wobbler over this one. Time for breakfast

colin (February 24, 2006)

i didn't think the review was that bad. there's a couple parts that are kind of hard to read, but i'd rather read this than ever listen to the record.

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

Ha, I thought this review spoke a lot of truth...it seems like the street teamers have come here defending the band!

thirtyseconds (February 24, 2006)

You know what, I might just stop reviewing. This seemed OK as I was typing it straight out but now I've read it back... yeah it's pretty shit. Kinda embarrassing really

lifeoftheparty (February 24, 2006)

i mean really. why even bother putting this on?

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

Anyone who says "seshes" when they mean "sessions" probably deserves a swift kick straight to the mouth.

Ok, make that DEFINITELY.

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

Fucking horrible review.

Average record. I liked Ocean Avenue and One For The Kids. The EP was kinda lame, though. This record is really blah and sometimes really good.

How did this review get posted? It's seriously one of the worst ones I have ever had the pleasure to read on this site. Ugh.

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

This review made me cringe. Several times.

the_other_scott (February 24, 2006)

and i'm sure yellowcard saw the art to SFAFC well before this was decided upon, which was aa weak decision by them

i think you're giving these guys too much credit, i don't think they had anything to do with the artwork

some dude tried explaining to me that these guys were different from blink 182, 183, 184 etc. because they had a violin player. nope.

lifeoftheparty (February 24, 2006)

bad review. this band isn't that bad

Archangel (February 24, 2006)

Bad, bad review.

colin (February 24, 2006)

i saw the cover and thought immediately of against me!, and i'm sure yellowcard saw the art to SFAFC well before this was decided upon, which was aa weak decision by them. there's plenty of ways you can put palm trees on a cover dudes.

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

why is this review picked over all of mine?

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