CD REVIEW Yellowcard

Band: Yellowcard
Album title: When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes (Acoustic)
Label: Hopeless Records
Distributor: PIAS
Release date: 24/10/2011
Release: CD

Before reading this review, I have to admit that I'm a huge fan of the guys in Yellowcard. When I was 13 years old, I dreamt about seeing them live one day. They made me feel better when I felt like the world came crashing down on me, they put a smile on my face in times of sadness, ... In other words: they were one of the first punk rock bands to change my way of listening to music. When I learnt the news that the band had gone on an indefinite hiatus, it felt like lightning striking my heart for a few seconds.

So, it won't surprise you when I tell you that I absolutely loved the news of Yellowcard coming back together after a hiatus of three-four years. And they came back with a blast. That blast was the new record When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes. Half a year after the release of this amazing album, the band put out an acoustic version of the entire record. Although there's no use of electricity to be found, still it burns a flame in me that makes me love this band even more than I have done before that. Hearing songs like “The Sound Of You And Me”, “Hang You Up”, “Sing For Me” acoustically makes me realize that music is the most beautiful art in the world and that it's something that can really change your entire life, and Yellowcard changes your life in the best possible way.

Somehow, while listening to this acoustic album, you do believe in an American dream...


Nick Tronckoe.