"Lights and Sounds" & "Lift a Sail" Both have a lot in common. "LAS" would be the acronym for both the album titles, not to mention they both happen to be turning point albums to YC's musical directions. Both of their directly previous albums were well-received by almost everyone ("Ocean Avenue" before "Lights and Sounds" and "Southern Air" before "Lift a Sail"), and other than "Southern Air" which was released in 2012, they're the only albums released on even-numbered years (2006 and 2014). Maybe I'm over-analyzing this, but I see a pattern.
A growing love At first glance, I found myself sorely disappointed. 'Where's the punk?' I thought. 'This isn't even Yellowcard anymore! To think I actually preordered this album.' Then I realized that the punk had finally evolved, changed into something new and beautiful. As a step in a new direction, 'Lift a Sail' marks Yellowcard's debut into a new era of its music, and after strugling with the new sound for these past few weeks, I think I finally 'get it.' Another great album, Yellowcard.
Just not my cup of tea Long story short, I'm more of a fan of Yellowcards pop punk sound, so this album really does nothing for me. However, I do really like the songs "MSK", "California", and "The Deepest Well" ("MSK" is probably my favorite off this album). "Make Me So" is starting to grow on me. Not a bad album, just not the style Yellowcard I like.
huge yellowcard fan I absolutely love the first song and this album is just as good as the others. it is very different but, I feel like it was a step in a positive direction and some of their old sound is still involved just not as heavily. can't wait to own it❤
Wow, far cry from the yellowcard i know All the songs on this album sound like the songs i'd always skip past on their older albums. And i'bve been following them since one for the kids, their best imho.
YES! Cannot wait!!! Sick of complainers saying One Bedroom doesn't "sound like Yellowcard" . It's an amazing song, love hearing bands evolve and take new direction. Plus I'm sure there's still gonna be some classic sounding YC on it.