Sign Up. Secure Checkout. Do I need to create an account to checkout? See all Questions. Need Aditional help? Contact Add to Wishlist. Rough Draft bonus track on 7" [Hidden Track]. Blink Nine LP. Phoenix Ti Amo LP. We were just high school kids. When we decided to make a run at being in a band, we signed to a record label, Lobster Records. They had full distribution, and we started recording as a different style of band than when we first started.
That was very punk-rock-focused, kind of extra adolescent? When Ryan joined the band, it brought a different kind of songwriting that allowed us to showcase our different sorts of influences. It's an important part of Yellowcard and, really, the version of our band that most people know. AllMusic stated the album is "full of hooks and catchy choruses as strong as any of the syrupy sweet punk bands around southern California. Sputnikmusic praised the band's inclusion of the violin and stated the album was a "rough draft of Ocean Avenue ".
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Such fantastic tracks like october nights probably the strongest track on the album and ciggerete really show what a violin can do when added to a punk track, much like the trombone of "less than jake". I don't know if the other reviewers are actually 10 year olds or they have no concept of any proper music but here's my review!
I bought this album to add to my collection of Yellowcard albums and I was curious as to the sound of Yellowcard before Ocean avenue. I now have all their albums including the 2 before Ryan Key joined. I can totally understand why Ocean avenue was the album that made them famous and how this album is so lesser known. Now I am not a songwriter but I do understand that songs should have a good flowing rhythm and there should be some catchiness to the music which makes the listener attracted to the song and is drawn to the music.
There's not one song on this whole album which follows that rule! Ryan Key saved Yellowcard and if it wasn't for him then there would be very few people who would even know who Yellowcard were. They were of course a punk band before Ryan joined and had a very different selection of fans. Once Ryan joined the music changed and that's why the former rhythm guitarist Todd Clary left. Ryan did not want to alienate the whole fan base and instead he decided to maintain some of the punk edge from previous.
There no pop hooks or any proper upbeat rhythm to draw you in. The songs do not even maintain a constant flow of rhythm. Within about 10 seconds there is often parts where the guitar rhythm and beat changes drastically to something different and leaves you wondering what on earth is going on.
I am a fan of Meat loaf where the songs last for about 10 minutes and there's lots of different parts, but this is something else!
The music is so diverse and removed from the sound of Ocean avenue that it is surprising. The violin really doesn't fit into the music quite nearly as much as the way it combines in Ocean avenue and later. The drum work and guitars are also quite poor and are not that good.
One irritating thing is that in some of the songs which use acoustic guitars; Something of value and Cigarette, the guitars are clicky and sound unprofessional That could be due to there poor expertise in using thin plectrums, not knowing the sound from them.
I do not know why other reviewers are saying that this album is their best album and better than Ocean avenue. Yellowcard get better with every album and Ocean avenue is quite clearly about 10 times better.
Lights and sounds was musically much better than that and then Paper walls was a revelation. An absolutely incredible album where Yellowcard had reached their pinnacle. I think this album was an experiment of Ryan's song writing and to see how the fans would react. This was of course Ryan's first outing of making an album and I think wanted to make something that kids would understand.
He was trying to reach out to the younger fans and tell them he understood their problems. I don't know if he deliberately wrote immaturely and the album name is a parody of what the songs represent.
I sure hope so because I really didn't think Ryan could write this badly. Every part of the music is so poor compared to their later efforts and is a joke compared to the last 2 albums.
First pressing will be available on three LP colors. The 7" will be available on black and clear. Clear 7" is limited to copies and will be randomly distributed. One for the Kids is the third studio album by American pop punk band Yellowcard.
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