Sound — 9
This band does a great job of using a soft clean version of pop/punk. The thing that makes them most original is their use of a violinist. That adds to the great sound that they have. I also like the fact that they have a song that sounds a little country (a punk band with a country song, now that's different).
Lyrics — 9
The lyrics are pretty good an have a lot of meaning behind them. You can tell he really misses the girl he was with when he wrote the songs. The lyrics fit almost perfectly with the songs. The singer Ryan is a pretty good singer and does a good job of representing these songs for the band.
Overall Impression — 9
In comparison to their other albums I think this one is their best. I love the way it's punk music and at the same time it's got a soft feel to it. My personal favorites in this album are "Ocean Avenue," "Back Home" and "One Year, Six Months." If it were lost or stolen I would definitely buy another.