Review Summary: It was the best that you could be for me.Since their inception, Yellowcard have always managed to inspire something within their listeners that goes beyond mere enjoyment. There’s this attachment, as if the band has become the spokesperson for our lives by penning lyrics that we’ve always come up just a few words short of being able to articulate ourselves. Yellowcard’s earnest and sincere coverage of themes like love, home, and friendship have formed countless bonds between them and their fans.
After 20 years as a band, Yellowcard bid a fond farewell with their tenth and final album. The sense of finality is palpable and lends such emotion to the album that it may unleash the waterworks for fans who have stayed with the band for decades. The ten-song parting gift will no doubt please the faithful, as each song was written with the end in mind.
Yellowcard say farewell with their final album. Whether they hit or missed across their 10 studio albums, Yellowcard always tried to progress, and their worst nightmare seemed to be making the same album twice. Never has that been clearer than on their self-titled swansong, which is full of the most expansive, ambitious music they’ll ever make. Here, they hit once more on the soaring radio-rock stomp of ‘Got Yours’ and ‘Rest In Peace’, and miss one final time when the slow build of ‘The Hurt Is Gone’ fails to develop into anything special.