Lucman
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Lucman's Yellowcard Ranking

Started really listening to these guys just recently and a day hasn't gone by where I haven't spun something from them. In all honesty, Yellowcard made some of the best pop/punk music I have ever heard, so it was difficult to decide an official ranking of the LPs. For now, this is where I'm at. Note: I'm not including their first two records.
8Yellowcard
One for the Kids


Their debut release with Ryan Key at the helm is a rough one. It showed some glimpses of what the band would eventually become but overall there isn't a lot that begs for repeat plays. It's a humble but unremarkable start.
7Yellowcard
Lift a Sail


I appreciate the attempt to branch out and try something new but the sound they went for just isn't all that engaging, especially compared to everything around it. I return to a few offerings on here from time to time, such as "Make Me So," "One Bedroom" and "Fragile Dear," but whether I'll listen to it from beginning to end again is uncertain.
6Yellowcard
Lights and Sounds


When I first heard the title track blast through my headphones I was scratching my head at how this was considered one of Yellowcard's lesser efforts. As I went on, however, I started to see where the criticisms came from. The hooks aren't nearly as strong as they are on, say, Paper Walls or Ocean Avenue, the more experimental moments fall flat more often than not, and it's too long. But then there are songs like "City of Devils," "Rough Landing Holly," and "Waiting Game" which prompt you to ignore all the issues you thought you had with it. Not one of their best but certainly a strong record in its own right.
5Yellowcard
Yellowcard


After hearing the mediocre Lift a Sail I was admittedly worried about how strong the band would close their career. Fortunately, those fears were (mostly) dispelled when I heard "Rest In Peace" return them to their signature, anthemic pop sound. The highlights here are among the band's best offerings, including the sentimental "A Place We Set Afire" and the wonderfully epic "Fields and Fences."
4Yellowcard
Ocean Avenue


Undoubtedly a Yellowcard classic. Everyone has heard something off of this even if you aren't normally a fan of pop/punk. Unfortunately, this never got the chance to be the soundtrack to my youth, but even as I enter my twenties I find myself loving and relating to this thing from start to finish. The violin is more prominent on this record than their others and it is a sublime addition to their addicting sound. Finally, the jump in quality from One For the Kids and this is almost unbelievable.
3Yellowcard
When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes


Deciding whether to put this one at rank two or three was pretty darn difficult. Because of that, I think I may have overplayed it a little so for now, it sits comfortably in third. While there isn't a dud to be found, I will admit that there are a couple of tracks that are of slightly (emphasis on the slightly) lesser quality compared to the album's highlights.
2Yellowcard
Paper Walls


I didn't love Paper Walls at first but I blame that on me not really giving it my full attention the first time around. When I finally did give it the undivided attention it deserves I was utterly blown away. If it weren't for "Dear Bobbie" bogging it down a little (and even that's a fine song) this would be an indisputable classic.
1Yellowcard
Southern Air


The biggest grower of the bunch but boy did it ever come around for me. Southern Air showcases everything the band does best, from their punchy musicianship, their emotional delivery, and their utterly beautiful summer aesthetic. Not a single moment lacks, in fact, I would even go so far as to call it a modern classic.
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