Sound — 10
Yellowcard made their album as a balance between their other albums. Their music is still the same but there are more riffs and good mix of violin and guitars. Their overall sound is great. Their music style got better and better as they mature. They added great effects to their music right now compared to their previous major labeled albums. Paper Walls has a great sound.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics in their album were really good. They used many methods in composing their lyrics. They created lyrics based from experiences and some based from other people. The lyrics is very compatible to the tempo of the song. They used a violin to support the emotions of their lyrics. The singer showed an excellent job. He sings very well. He's still the very good eventhough he had some problems at his throat.
Overall Impression — 10
Compared to Ocean Avenue and Lights and Sounds, this album is better. They used the musicality of Ocean Avenue and the hard-sounding Lights and Sounds. The most impressive songs in their album were "Five Becomes Four", "Paper Walls", "Light Up the Sky", and "Fighting". But the others songs were good too. I love all the songs from the album. I hate nothing. If it were stolen/lost, I would buy it again because it is really impressive. Paper Walls will definitely rock your world. Yellowcard has grown with full potentiality and skillful musicians. Great.