Ocean Avenue is the major label debut album from the five-piece Yellowcard. Produced by Neal Avron (Everclear, New Found Glory), the album sees the band update the popular SoCal pop-punk sound with help from classically tr... more »ained violinist Sean Mackin.« less
Ocean Avenue is the major label debut album from the five-piece Yellowcard. Produced by Neal Avron (Everclear, New Found Glory), the album sees the band update the popular SoCal pop-punk sound with help from classically trained violinist Sean Mackin.
Alysia W. from BAKERSFIELD, CA Reviewed on 3/14/2007...
Perfect CA rock cd. Definitely worth a listen, and "Believe" is definitely worth a listen.
A gem among many
Z. Smith | Wausau, WI USA | 08/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A made a transition in my taste in music about four years ago. I was just about finished with high school and all i tended to listen to was hip hop/rap and country. Basically two opposite ends of the spectrums I know. The I noticed i started to lean towards a lot of pop punk/screamo/emo/rock (who the hell cares what the genre is here, its all good music) songs. This was the second cd I bought that fit a different type of genre I wasn't very used to. It was a purchase im glad i made. This cd is one of very few you can put in and just let it play through front to back and enjoy every bit of musical talent this group has. The vocals, violin, and catchy songs will mezmerize you. I was able to relate personally to many of the songs and Im sure most people will say the same. Personal favorites are Breathing, Only One, Believe, and Back Home. But they are all good.
As for the rest of yellocard's cds, i have sampled all of them, and there are a few diamonds in the rough, but none of the albums come within miles of this effort. Ocean Avenue is gem in their collection of efforts."
One of the Best Alternative Albums Ever
Travis Taylor | 06/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great album...Only One, Ocean Avenue, Way Away, and Back Home I have listened to over 100 times each."
Okay, I suppose...
Melily | California, USA | 03/23/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know, this CD just didn't really do it for me. The chord progressions for many of the songs aren't that great. That's not the case for "Way Away", "Ocean Avenue", "Only One", "One Year, Six Months" and a few other very listenable songs on this album. But it's not really worth it to buy the whole album, in my opinion. I guess I could see this being more appealing to some other people, you know, the scream-my-heart-out kind, who don't really need music, they just need a way to vent their anger. Of course, as the afore mentioned songs will prove, there IS some real music on this album. Just not as much as I think Yellowcard is capable of."