Lights And Sounds - Yellowcard
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  • Summary: The emo-pop-punk-with-violin outfit expands their sound for their second major-label release. The Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines guests.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. It may be one of the least "punk" albums a pop-punk band will make this year--but it's probably one of the best, too. [Feb 2006, p.113]
  2. What's surprising, given their rep as just another cookie-cutter teen-emo band, is how well they fare when enlisting unlikely guests for two numbers that abandon their area of expertise altogether. [27 Jan 2006, p.81]
  3. A strong effort that trades sunny-sounding rockers and breakup songs for weightier concerns of war and family, "Lights" conveys that maturity without seeming strained. [28 Jan 2006]
  4. The band goes a different way now, and it's not necessarily a better one.
  5. 42
    It's too tepid to be offensive. [Feb 2006, p.87]
  6. 40
    A band that traffics in momentum can't afford to take their foot off the gas as often as Yellowcard does. [Mar 2006, p.112]
  7. A substandard, second-tier album with some strings thrown in for good measure.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 36
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 36
  3. Negative: 6 out of 36