Ocean Avenue (album)

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Ocean Avenue
Studio album by Yellowcard
Released July 22, 2003
Recorded February – March 2003, at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, California, U.S.
Genre Pop punk, alternative rock
Length 47:16
Label Capitol
CDP 7243 5 39844 0 3
Producer Neal Avron
Yellowcard chronology
The Underdog EP
Ocean Avenue
Lights and Sounds
Singles from Ocean Avenue
  1. "Way Away"
    Released: October 2003
  2. "Ocean Avenue"
    Released: February 24, 2004
  3. "Only One"
    Released: January 25, 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C[2]
IGN 9/10 stars[3]
Punknews.org 3.5/5 stars[4]
Sputnikmusic 5/5 stars[5]

Ocean Avenue is the fourth studio album by the American pop punk band Yellowcard. It was produced by Neal Avron, and was released on July 22, 2003 through Capitol Records. The album is the major-label debut for the band. Shortly after releasing The Underdog EP, Yellowcard signed with Capitol Records, which was looking to sign pop punk groups at the time.[6]

The album was a commercial success in the United States, led by hit single "Ocean Avenue". The album received generally positive reviews from music critics and has been certified platinum in sales by the RIAA and gold by the CRIA.

Commercial performance and promotion[edit]

Ocean Avenue sold 11,000 copies in its first week in the U.S., debuting at #1. It is Yellowcard's most successful album and has been certified Platinum for sales in excess of 1,000,000. It was released as an enhanced CD in some countries. The enhanced CD includes a video entitled "The Making of Ocean Avenue" and a previously unreleased video of the song "Powder" (from The Underdog EP). In 2005, the album was released as a Special Edition in Malaysia, with live videos and music videos. The album was re-released on limited edition vinyl in 2011.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Ryan Key, all music composed by Yellowcard and Pete Mosely

No. Title Length
1. "Way Away"   3:22
2. "Breathing"   3:38
3. "Ocean Avenue"   3:18
4. "Empty Apartment"   3:36
5. "Life of a Salesman"   3:18
6. "Only One"   4:17
7. "Miles Apart"   3:32
8. "Twentythree"   3:27
9. "View from Heaven"   3:22
10. "Inside Out"   3:40
11. "Believe"   4:31
12. "One Year, Six Months"   3:28
13. "Back Home"   3:55
Total length:



Ocean Avenue Acoustic[edit]

Ocean Avenue Acoustic
Studio album by Yellowcard
Released August 13, 2013
Recorded December 2012 - May 2013 at Robert Berson Studios
Genre Acoustic, alternative rock
Length 49:24
Label Hopeless Records
Producer Ryan Key and Erich Talaba
Yellowcard chronology
Southern Air
Ocean Avenue Acoustic
Lift a Sail

On August 13, 2013, an acoustic version of Ocean Avenue was released in honor of the album's tenth anniversary. The band mentioned that they had spent months "re-imagining" the original 13 tracks. Yellowcard also announced an Ocean Avenue Acoustic tour in the U.S., Europe, and Australia with special guest Geoff Rickly of Thursday.[9] In early 2014, the band again took the Ocean Avenue Acoustic tour out for a second leg around the United States, this time with special guests What's Eating Gilbert.

No. Title Length
1. "Way Away Acoustic"   3:26
2. "Breathing Acoustic"   3:44
3. "Ocean Avenue Acoustic"   3:39
4. "Empty Apartment Acoustic"   3:37
5. "Life of a Salesman Acoustic"   3:30
6. "Only One Acoustic"   4:18
7. "Miles Apart Acoustic"   3:41
8. "Twentythree Acoustic"   4:01
9. "View from Heaven Acoustic"   3:33
10. "Inside Out Acoustic"   3:41
11. "Believe Acoustic"   4:31
12. "One Year, Six Months Acoustic"   3:29
13. "Back Home Acoustic"   4:14
Total length:
  • Piano on 'One Year, Six Months' arranged and performed by C.J. Vanston.
  • Viola performed by Rodney Wirtz.
  • Cello performed by Christina Lightner.
  • Additional vocals on 'View From Heaven' by Tiffany Villarreal.