Southern Air - Yellowcard
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  • Band members: Ryan Key, Sean Mackin, Longineu Parsons III, Ryan Mendez
  • Summary: The eighth full-length release from the rock band led by Ryan Key and produced with Neal Avron features guest appearances from Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low, Tay Jardine of We Are The In Crowd, and Cassadee Pope of Hey Monday.
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  1. Where When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes was safe at times and perhaps slightly predictable, Southern Air keeps listeners intrigued and invested throughout. This is the best pop-punk album of 2012.
  2. Aug 30, 2012
    90
    The resulting product is not only the best album of the band's career, but an album that very well may shape the future of the genre, influencing an entirely new generation of bands just as they did nearly a decade ago.
  3. Aug 30, 2012
    90
    With their eighth studio album, Yellowcard anything but disappoints.
  4. Aug 30, 2012
    80
    While Yellowcard's songs still retain the youthful, emo-rock enthusiasm and catchy melodicism that marked the best of their earlier work, there is a weightiness and expansive gaze to many of the songs on Southern Air.
  5. Aug 30, 2012
    80
    The triumphant streak continues with Southern Air, an album on par with 2003's beloved Ocean Avenue. [Sep 2012, p.93]
  6. Aug 30, 2012
    70
    Recorded with longtime producer Neal Avron, Southern Air isn't a major step away from the band's previous work but a return to the original fire of their early years.
  7. Sep 4, 2012
    60
    If you can look beyond this band's inherent safe-ness, there's plenty her for fans of the sugar rush offered by Paramore, All Time Low, Simple Plan et al to enjoy. [11 Aug 2012, p.53]
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  1. Sep 4, 2012
    10
    Souther Air is the kind of album that has so much emotion in the lyrics that ita impossible to not like. From the opening track AwakeningSouther Air is the kind of album that has so much emotion in the lyrics that ita impossible to not like. From the opening track Awakening (which could have come straight off of Ocean Ave) to the incredibly sad Ten, this album grabs you and doesn't let go. Longtime fans will be impressed and newcomers will not be able to put down this album. A must for anyone that appreciates good songwriting and amazing vocals. Expand
  2. Jul 19, 2013
    10
    Every song of the album is very good, so if I must make a list of my favorite songs of the album, 7 of 10 songs were there. This album has noEvery song of the album is very good, so if I must make a list of my favorite songs of the album, 7 of 10 songs were there. This album has no mistakes and you can listening it by the whole day. My favorite album of the last years. Expand
  3. Dec 19, 2012
    10
    Yellowcard's Southern Air impressed me. After the last disappointing album, this is their REAL comeback. Both longtime and new fans wouldYellowcard's Southern Air impressed me. After the last disappointing album, this is their REAL comeback. Both longtime and new fans would absolutely find this piece satisfying as it was meant to be. Expand
  4. Sep 24, 2012
    6
    Yellowcard, unlike many of its pop-punk peers, have weathered well the transition to mainstream rock. What the album lacks in inventivenessYellowcard, unlike many of its pop-punk peers, have weathered well the transition to mainstream rock. What the album lacks in inventiveness it makes up for in concise hooks and genuine sentimentality. Expand