Yellowcard’s New Album ‘Yellowcard’ Reviewed and Ranked

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9: Track 1, “Rest In Peace”, 4:19

The very first track on the album is exactly what I was expecting from Yellowcard. It’s punky and up-tempo with the signature violin features throughout. It just doesn’t dazzle.

"Change everything I’ve ever known Try once again to let you go If you could go back now would you say it differently If there was no one there would you open up for me If this was the last time that we would ever speak Could we forgive somehow could we let it rest in peace"

The lyrics above are from the pre-chorus and chorus, and I do think if anything shines, it’s this transition. The violin feature also happens be a pretty great hook, and with the sorta funky timing (not bad-just different), the song still stands out. Any garage band can sound like Yellowcard, but very few have been able to refine and balance all of the pieces- lyrics, vocals, instrumentals- into a signature sound that spans multiple decades.

In a few words, it’s a foot-tapper but not necessarily something I’d go out of my way to share with friends. It sets up the album just fine, though, and sets the stage for what ends up being a pretty great last album.