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This review is from: Ocean Avenue (Audio CD)
This is an awesome album...pretty much every track on it is fantastic and you wouldn't bother skipping any of them. Also, so much variation is in evidence...
Believe, Only One, Back Home and Empty Apartment are all extremely cool songs for very different reasons. Some albums tend to trail off towards the end where the band tries to squeeze in the 'fillers' but Yellowcard certainly don't do that, and in this sense Ocean Avenue ends even better than it begins...
So many bands that play this kind of music can be criticised for sounding a little similar. With Yellowcard it's a little different, at least partly down to the 'innovative' use of the violin. The composition of the tracks is so good that some of the instrumental parts are as good as the vocals.
Basically, Ocean Avenue is one of the best albums ive heard this year, certainly up there or better than Deja Entendu by Brand New and Page Avenue by Story of the Year. Recommended for someone looking for something new and a bit different