Ocean Avenue (album)

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Ocean Avenue
Ocean Avenue - Yellowcard.jpg
Studio album by Yellowcard
Released July 22, 2003
Recorded February – March 2003
Studio Sunset Sound, Hollywood, California
Genre Pop punk[1]
Length 47:16
Label Capitol
Producer Neal Avron
Yellowcard chronology
The Underdog EP
(2002)
Ocean Avenue
(2003)
Lights and Sounds
(2006)
Singles from Ocean Avenue
  1. "Way Away"
    Released: October 27, 2003
  2. "Ocean Avenue"
    Released: February 24, 2004
  3. "Only One"
    Released: January 25, 2005

Ocean Avenue is the fourth studio album by American rock band Yellowcard. The album was the band's major-label debut and brought them to prominence. It was a commercial success in the United States, led by titular 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. It was produced by Neal Avron, and released on July 22, 2003 through Capitol Records.

Release[edit]

"Way Away" was released to radio on July 22, 2003.[2] 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). "Ocean Avenue" was released to radio on December 16, 2003.[2] In March and April 2004, the band went on a co-headlining U.S. tour with Something Corporate, with support from Steriogram and the Format.[3] 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.

In 2013, the band released an acoustic version of the album, Ocean Avenue Acoustic, in honor of the album's tenth anniversary.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
Entertainment Weekly C[5]
IGN 9/10 stars[6]
Punknews.org 3.5/5 stars[7]
Sputnikmusic 5/5 stars[8]

Ocean Avenue sold 11,000 copies in its first week in the U.S., debuting at No. 99, and later peaked at #23. It is Yellowcard's most successful album and was certified Platinum by the RIAA on July 14, 2004,[9] and has sold 1.8 million copies in the U.S.[10]

The acoustic version released on its 10th anniversary debuted at No. 53 on Billboard 200, with 7,000 copies sold, 4,000 of which are downloads.[10]

The album was included at number 50 on Rock Sound's "The 51 Most Essential Pop Punk Albums of All Time" list.[11] BuzzFeed included the album at number 27 on their "36 Pop Punk Albums You Need To Hear Before You F——ing Die" list.[12]

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: 47:16

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

Citations

  1. ^ "THE 50 GREATEST POP-PUNK ALBUMS EVER". Kerrang!. December 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Retrieved October 30, 2016. 
  3. ^ Heisel, Scott (March 7, 2004). "Yellowcard/Something Corporate co-headlining tour". Punknews.org. Aubin Paul. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  4. ^ AllMusic review
  5. ^ Caramanica, Joe (July 25, 2003). "Ocean Avenue Review". Entertainment Weekly: 72. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  6. ^ Madsen, Nick (August 5, 2003). "Ocean Avenue". IGN. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 
  7. ^ Punknews.org review
  8. ^ Sputnikmusic review
  9. ^ "American album certifications – Yellowcard – Ocean Avenue". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  10. ^ a b c Caulfield, Keith (August 23, 2013). "Chart Moves: Washed Out, Valerie June Debut on Billboard 200, Wild Feathers Fly In at No. 1 on Heatseekers". Billboard.biz. Prometheus Global Media. 
  11. ^ Bird, ed. 2014, p. 69
  12. ^ Sherman, Maria; Broderick, Ryan (July 2, 2013). "36 Pop Punk Albums You Need To Hear Before You F----ing Die". BuzzFeed. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Yellowcard – Ocean Avenue". Hung Medien.
  14. ^ "Yellowcard – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Yellowcard.
  15. ^ "Gold & Platinum Certification – August 2004". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  16. ^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum - June 28, 2013: Yellowcard certified albums". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 19, 2010. 

Sources

  • Bird, Ryan, ed. (September 2014). "The 51 Most Essential Pop Punk Albums of All Time". Rock Sound. London: Freeway Press Inc. (191). ISSN 1465-0185. 

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