13 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jacksonville, FL, pop-punk kings Yellowcard hit the mainstream with 2003's Ocean Avenue. Violinist Sean Mackin sometimes nudges the group in a ballad-friendly direction ("Empty Apartment"), and on "Believe" they take a detour into Irish folk music via his sighing lilt, but by and large Yellowcard are concerned with New Wave-derived, chorus-focused pop-punk here. The title track finds frontman Ryan Key milking nearly every syllable of the chorus for maximum drama, and the relentlessly upbeat "Breathing" and "Miles Apart" never pause for air.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jacksonville, FL, pop-punk kings Yellowcard hit the mainstream with 2003's Ocean Avenue. Violinist Sean Mackin sometimes nudges the group in a ballad-friendly direction ("Empty Apartment"), and on "Believe" they take a detour into Irish folk music via his sighing lilt, but by and large Yellowcard are concerned with New Wave-derived, chorus-focused pop-punk here. The title track finds frontman Ryan Key milking nearly every syllable of the chorus for maximum drama, and the relentlessly upbeat "Breathing" and "Miles Apart" never pause for air.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

Niklaus11 ,

Yes!!

I'm gonna do a quick song by song review, the a summary, so here it goes.

Way away, 9/10, great opening song, a good one to sing along too
Breathing, 8/10, a good song, the violin rocks in this one
Ocean Avenue, 10/10, one of the best songs on the album, great guitar, drums, and violin ending
Empty Apartment, 9/10, great song, the lyrics are extremely good, and the guitar is amazing as well
Life of a Salesman, 7/10, an ok song, not my favorite
Only One, 6/10, honestly, I'm not sure why everyone likes this song so much, it's a bit generic and repetitive
Miles Apart, 8/10, a good song with good guitar and drums
TwentyThree, 6/10, another song that is simply "meh" it's problem lies in its generic lyrics, similar to only one
View From Heaven, 10/10, love the violin and country influence here, also, Tay rocks In this one
Inside out, 5/10, probably the worst song in the album, some may argue, but I don't like this one
Believe, 9/10, a bit overplayed, but still amazing, also, a have thumbs up to yellowcard for the praise of American soldiers and real heros, great song with great lyrics
One year, six months, 9/10, love the lyrics and acoustic guitar
Back home, 11/10, call me crazy, but this is hands down my favorite song on the album, it has great lyrics, drums, and guitar, absolutely perfect

Summary: Ocean Avenue is an amazing album from the opening of way away to the closing chord of back home, there are a few songs that don't quite measure up the rest, but most are good. The best are back home, ocean avenue, and view from heaven, hands down.

Overall, 9/10

Andrewmikelyons ,

One of the best albums I own

This was awesome in middle school and is still awesome today. One of the only albums I can listen to all the way through without having to miss a single song. Worth every penny and makes me smile every time I hear it!!!

Zach Knott the yellowcard fan ,

Life changing!!!!

This totally changed who I am amazing songs.

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