Paper Walls - Yellowcard
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  • Summary: Yellowcard's follow-up to 2006's "Lights and Sounds," again produced by Neal Avron.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. It's prototypical Warped tour rock - but, to be fair, at the top level of that particular realm, with thoughtful lyrics and tightly crafted guitar arrangements.
  2. Unsurprisingly, the lyrics are direct and honest, while they've broadened their sonic palette to allow a tad more dissonance in with their urgent and propulsive pop-punk.
  3. O pure musical terms they're more gripping than many of their peers, displaying a restless sense of musicality that often makes Paper Walls interesting even if means they can stray toward areas that are just a shade too indulgent for their own good.
  4. As a whole, the album is a well-executed pop punk album and shows that Yellowcard are better than the average band.
  5. 60
    They return to the infectious anthems that made them Warped Tour headliners. [Aug 2007, p.110]
  6. A CD teeming with punchy choruses and crunchy guitars that are so five years ago.
  7. Throughout Paper Walls, band members work themselves into laughable tizzies of teen angst, propelled by Key's capable-but-whiney voice and his bandmates' capable-but-generic uptempo rock.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 39
  2. Negative: 8 out of 39