Sound — 7
The album started of fast and strong. They played the the Yellowcard we all know and love. This album had Yellowcard's sickest riffs ever. After a two-year break, Yellowcard wrote songs that are more mature, serious, and serial. Towards the end of the album, the band shows how they have grown up and moved away from the heavy punk sound they played back in the early 2000's.
Lyrics — 6
Ryan Key's writing becomes more and more mature after each album. The band said that the break was the greatest thing that they had ever done for Yellowcard. They've all matured in their own way and it shows. Key's vocals get a little stronger and stronger after each album as well.
Overall Impression — 8
Compared to all of the other Yellowcard albums, this one stands out completely. Just the sound this record makes changes your perspective on everything they have ever written. Some of their top song from the album include Sing For Me, Promises, and When You're Around. The thing I love most about this album is the momentum it built. It got me so excited that I pre-ordered it on February 22 (the first day pre-orders were available). It gained all of this popularity and it didn't disappoint. If I misplaced the album in some way, there would be no doubt in my mind to go straight to the store and buy another copy. This album was one of Yellowcard's bests.