Shirley Halperin
July 13, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

There were many offenders wading in the pop-punk deluge at the start of the millennium, and Yellowcard (who released the successful Ocean Avenue in ’03) can rest easy knowing they weren’t the worst. Which is not to say they didn’t cruise by on mediocrity —a wave they still ride with Paper Walls, a CD teeming with punchy choruses and crunchy guitars that are so five years ago. Add to that trite lyrics, predictable melodies, and nasal vocals, and they’re well on their way to cementing their status…as a footnote to a spotty movement. C
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