Ocean Avenue - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Mono / Stereo
- Neal Avron
- Beyond Ocean Avenue: Live at the Electric Factory
This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
Yellowcard: Ryan Key (vocals, guitar, bass); Sean Mackin (vocals, violin); Benjamin Harper (guitar); Longineu Parsons (drums).
Additional personnel: Alieka Wijnvelat (vocals); Rodney Wirtz (viola); Christine Choi (cello); Peter Mosely (piano, bass).
Recorded at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, California between February & March 2003.
Personnel: Ryan Key (vocals, guitar); Sean Mackin (vocals, violin); Aliska Wijnvelot (vocals); Ben Harper (guitar); Peter Mosely (piano); Longineu Parsons III (drums).
Audio Mixer: Tom Lord-Alge.
Recording information: 02/2003-03/2003.
Yellowcard's major-label debut is that rarity in latter-day punk-rock--a nuanced, almost subtle collection of distinctive songs with lyrics sensitive enough to reference moonlight, the ocean, and DEATH OF A SALESMAN, amongst its more usual expressions of post-teen angst. (And, by the way, they also have a violinist.) But, far from consigning them to the ranks of the irredeemably nerdy, OCEAN AVENUE is the sound of a young band flexing its imaginative muscle and emerging from behind the one-sound-fits-all sonic shadow of Green Day to produce a singularly distinctive collection of songs.
Sure, the album's opening salvo "Way Away" is straight out of the SoCal punk rock playbook, but by the shimmering intro to "Only One" it's increasingly obvious that there's more on offer here than one-dimensional posturing. It's not that Yellowcard are any slouches in the sonic thrash department, as evidenced by the breathless rush of "Twentythree"--it's just that they're not afraid to let their strong lyrics and musical smarts speak for them as much as their twentysomething stamina.
- Country of Origin
- EMI Music Distribution
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Way Away
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Breathing
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Ocean Avenue
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Empty Apartment
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Life of a Salesman
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Only One
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Miles Apart
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Twentythree
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] View from Heaven
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Inside Out
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Believe
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] One Year, Six Months
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Back Home
- Studio / Live
- CMJ (7/21/03, p.6) - "...By simply adding a classically trained violinist into its mix, Yellowcard has already masterfully set itself apart....giant hooks and undeniably catchy choruses...are propelled to monstrous levels by Sean Mackin's violin..."
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- Neal Avron; Travis Huff
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