The gimmick with the violin has been getting old for quite some time and their last albums haven’t exactly been doing what they oughta be doing, but Yellowcard just keeps on going. And I have to say that they kick off their new album with plenty of energy. “The Sound Of You And Me” is followed by the first single, “For You, And Your Denial”, another song that’s pretty rocking.
Unfortunately the band chose to cater to their audience of teenage girls after that with a couple of slow, cheesy tracks like “Hang You Up” and “Sing For Me” that really don’t do it for me. “When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes” is not a crappy album, but it simply does not contain any memorable songs. And it all sounds way too familiar if you’re even vaguely familiar with pop-punk where the emphasis is placed on pop.