• Record Label: Capitol
  • Release Date: Jul 17, 2007
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. Spin
    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.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 74 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 74
  2. Negative: 10 out of 74
  1. JustinT.
    Apr 6, 2008
    10
    A wonderful album filled with many emotions. You'll love it.
  2. AnthonyL
    Jul 20, 2007
    10
    By far the best Yellowcard Album to date. Every song on this CD just blows you away when you listen to it. So many emotions go through you By far the best Yellowcard Album to date. Every song on this CD just blows you away when you listen to it. So many emotions go through you while you listen. This is definitely a MUST HAVE CD. Go get it NOW! Full Review »
  3. Steve
    Mar 29, 2008
    8
    Ocean Avenue was far better, but this is good enough to keep Yellowcard at the top of my list of favorite bands. If you know earlier Ocean Avenue was far better, but this is good enough to keep Yellowcard at the top of my list of favorite bands. If you know earlier Yellowcard, think of this as a more evolved, better recorded version of One for the Kids . Full Review »