Dude, Yer Voice is actually amazing. That's one of my favourite albums ever.
And I agree about the opener and closer thing. The Exit and Tire Swing are both fantastic here too.
Yeah, Lydia and Mansions have been my go-to bands for the past few years. It seems like Mansions' first album is severely underrated...didn't pick it up until after Dig Up The Dead. Really anticipating their new album coming out soon as well.