Especially when I read that the guy who is covering the Ocean Ave legacy question was 12 when he first heard it. How could you really relate to Ocean Ave when your 12? I was 17, turning 18, when it came out, leaving high school, and going through a horrible high school breakup with a girl I was with for those 4 years( I got the short end of that relationship) so I really connected with this album. I've loved every album(lights and sounds took some growing) since hearing October Nights on napster/kaaza or whatever illegal downloading program it was at the time. The only time this band let me down was with the hiatus because Paperwalls was fantastic. I'm so glad they got back together.
I was probably 11 when I got the CD. I obviously couldn't relate to the lyrics, but that didn't stop me from loving the album.