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The album title Paper Walls comes from the song of the same name, which begins "Let's burn a hole so we can climb out of these paper walls in this empty house." It's a reference to the barriers that built up between the band members over the years and everyone's desire to tear down the obstacles and heal old scars.
"If you really love each other as much as we do, you want to knock those walls down and get back to the place where you enjoy being with each other and making music together," says Key. "The song is basically saying lets get back out there and remember why this is important to us, why we love being on stage and why we love making records."
Album opener "The Takedown" starts with a shot an indelible guitar hook and ferocious drums charge forth as Yellowcard's trademark mix of airtight vocal harmonies, entwined guitar lines and flourishes of violin crackle with energy. "Fighting" brings together the band's many strengths tight, melodic, propulsive riffs gather steam before launching into an epic, undeniable chorus. And bruised but beautiful lead single "Light Up the Sky" has an even more massive payoff, its refrain won't leave your head in this lifetime, but allows for some ringing dissonance beneath it all.
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This is by far my favorite Yellowcard album. I can't even decide which song is my favorite on it; Paper Walls is intense, Keeper brings me back to being sixteen and stupid in love,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kaitlin Magee
Yellowcard's terribly underrated album. Fantastic music, great lyrics, perfect vocals for the genre, oh and it's not full of F-bombs and innuendo. Just a great album all around.Published 17 months ago by Charleston
I received the product in the expected time frame and it was factory sealed/brand new just as described. Item was also functional after opened and tested.Published 17 months ago by Kyle Curie
This was a birthday gift that was on my daughter's wish list. That meant it was important to
me that it arrived as advertised in new condition and on time. Read more
It's a good album, if you like the genre. Follows along the lines of Dashboard Confessional, Plain White Tee's. Not a whole lot else to sayPublished 20 months ago by snes06
Great beats and sounds and words u can relate and connect with. Good easy listening for almost any situation. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Patrick Young
For real, I just love this CD.
I guess if you're having a hard time deciding whether you should get it, I could share that it is TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY WORTH IT. Read more
THIS CD ROCKS!!! Its perfect for cranking up! the drums are fast and the guitars and bass are awesome and theres even some sweet violin in there! and of course the singer is great! Read morePublished on June 17, 2011 by DrumDude
With this album you can tell how much time and effort Yellowcard put into their lyrics and music composition. Read morePublished on January 8, 2011 by Allison B.
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Thank you! I absolutely agree with this opinion.
Sep 10, 2007 by Electro | See all 3 posts
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yea i agree....its got a great sound though it doesn't take the band to any new directions, what it is just a great cd by a great band. glad to hear that the violin is back more also.
Jul 13, 2007 by David T. Webb | See all 3 posts
|take all of this pop and emo and art and pop crap off of the punk rock...||
You are really crazy man. Who would take the time to write this? And you can't come ranting and raving about how non-hardcore some bands are and then talk about Sigur Ros...Icelandic trance music is NOT hardcore. Not that it's bad, but I mean, come on. Quit ranting like a little baby and be... Read More
Jul 17, 2007 by Iceman | See all 3 posts
|take all of this emo and pop and art and dance and pop and art crap off...||
Sounds like you'd be a big fan of Ben Weasel's famous "Punk Rock Dress Code":
Let us know if you get the joke or not. ;)
Jul 13, 2007 by Darren Hewer | See all 7 posts
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