Vitamin String Quartet

String Quartet Tribute to Yellowcard

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String Quartet Tribute to Yellowcard Review

by Johnny Loftus

Yellowcard is probably the only pop-punk band in the world with a full-time violinist, but that doesn't help their music when all the instruments are stringed. The 12 songs on String Quartet Tribute to Yellowcard are drawn mostly from the band's 2001 album One for the Kids and its hit follow-up, 2003's Ocean Avenue, and are performed instrumentally on violin, viola, cello, and contrabass. Some, like the single "Ocean Avenue," retain the summer night exuberance of Yellowcard's originals, but most aren't strong enough melodically to withstand the instrumental shift.

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