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Paper Walls

YellowcardAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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Sometimes stepping away from something can remind how much you love it. Yellowcard’s hiatus for the past few years was in no way an ending for the group, but rather a pause that’s revived the band’s passion for their music.

The writing process for the group’s energized new album, When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes, lasted for the better part of 2010. The ... Read more in Amazon's Yellowcard Store

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  • Audio CD (July 17, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000R7I2U6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,647 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Add Yellowcard to that very short list of spirited pop-punk acts that made the transition from an indie to a major label and got better in the process. The SoCal by way of Florida band's brand of strident, post-emo pop has only improved with each release, even as their sound grew more anthemic and radio-friendly (and reached double platinum status). Their first album since founding guitarist Ben Harper split the group, Paper Walls has been described by the band themselves as a sort of group therapy attempt, an effort to "tear down obstacles and heal old scars" amongst the five members. 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. The songs "Shadows and Regrets," "Paper Walls" and "Five Become Four" mix thoughtful lyrics with a sped-up, catchy violin in a way that's both "mature" and the ideal soundtrack to your next extreme sports adventure. --Mike McGonigal

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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 let’s 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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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Their Best Effort to Date July 17, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Not quite as poppy as "Ocean Avenue" but more fun than the dreadful follow-up "Lights and Sounds," Yellowcard's latest, "Paper Walls" delivers something for everyone. Witness the aggressive guitar intro to the track "Light Up the Sky" and it is evident that the traces of whiny emo-pop from "Lights and Sounds" are mostly gone. In its place are catchy but fast-paced melodies, riffs (yes, I said RIFFS) and harminies made complete with the occasional violin. This band seems to have remembered where they hid their guitars. Key's vocals are typically excellent, melodic with a little attitude, and most of the melodies are good. Some of the songs don't develop a catchy hook and about a third of the tracks drag a little, but when they are on their game, Yellowcard proves that they are more than just a one-hit wonder with this surprisingly solid release. The lyrics are also good, an added bonus, not to have to hear songs about breakups over and over again. Yellowcard is way more intriguing than Plain White T's, way less self-aware than FOB or My Chemical Romance, and just might score their biggest hit yet with "Paper Walls."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Padraic
Format:Audio CD
Cory - I agree this is a better album ... "Dear Bobbie" is a great, acoustic ballady song, with almost a rockabilly beat, to it ... tells a good story, and the singer sings it in a melodic, strong voice. Some the tracks sound kind of alike, with that fast pop-punk sort of rhythm going ... "Keeper" is the track I really like on this. Has a great chorus, and a verse-to-chorus symbiosis about it that is the way a song is supposed to be done.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome July 18, 2007
By V. Lara
Format:Audio CD
Really great album mixing the best traits of the last two. It has the fun/funkyness of Ocean Avenue with the deeper and edgier sound of Lights And Sounds. Definitely a recomendation for anyone who's ever liked any of their songs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Listen to the Nay-sayers April 25, 2009
Format:Audio CD
This CD is certainly different that Ocean Avenue. Yellowcard has a much more polished sound on this CD, and they continue to wow me with their punk-roots sound incorporated with a classic touch of violin. AMAZING!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album December 16, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Nothing disappointing here about yet another great yellowcard album. If you like all of their other stuff then this album is for you. I bought this CD two weeks ago and havent stopped listening to it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best of Yellowcard September 18, 2008
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Paper Walls is Yellowcard's best CD yet. The lyrics are meaningful and the music is (as always) amazing. My favorite tracks are "Paper Walls", "Shadows and Regrets", and "Dear Bobbie". The first time I heard "Dear Bobbie, I wasn't sure what I was listening to and thought the CD was damaged. But then I started it over and listend more closely and I was blown away. "Dear Bobbie" is such a sweet and endearing song. This CD is amazing and I highly recommend it for anyone who loves Yellowcard or has never bought one of their CDs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of oa. August 24, 2007
Format:Audio CD
this cd is amazing, yellowcard is back on scene!
excelent job by all band and crew . Besides i though
the content of the dvd poor.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just great Yellowcard July 19, 2007
Format:Audio CD
This album is just plain great, thats all i have to say. I've grown up with this band and they've tought me alot through the little things of just idk being a teenager or just growing up. their last two ablums have help in so many ways and this new one is as well. buy it and see them live there amazing
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
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 10 months ago by Charleston
5.0 out of 5 stars Overall a good transaction!
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 11 months ago by Kyle Curie
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent service.
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
Published 13 months ago by Judith Gill
5.0 out of 5 stars Again Yellowcard...
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 say
Published 14 months ago by snes06
5.0 out of 5 stars Def. a fav
Great beats and sounds and words u can relate and connect with. Good easy listening for almost any situation. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Patrick Young
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing to say.
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
Published on March 16, 2012 by KharismaticKayteh
5.0 out of 5 stars Turn it up! my ears are barely even bleeding!
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 more
Published on June 17, 2011 by DrumDude
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
With this album you can tell how much time and effort Yellowcard put into their lyrics and music composition. Read more
Published on January 8, 2011 by Allison B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this unless you're die hard
The album is superb, but this Deluxe edition is very dim in what it has to offer. The "Lights and Sounds" deluxe edition makes this one look silly; L+S had a huge... Read more
Published on August 17, 2010 by Joshua B. Fields
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lights and sounds
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":!D3FA18BF555264D7!358.entry

Let us know if you get the joke or not. ;)
Jul 13, 2007 by Darren Hewer |  See all 7 posts
since when has sounding like a 5 year old kid and complaing about your... Be the first to reply
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