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 12 when I first heard it, too, and I immediately fell in love with it. English is not my first language (I'm Italian) and at that time I couldn't really understand it well, so I guess that what got me was the music. I remember Breathing being the first song I heard, becuase it was in the Burnout 3 soundtrack; then my best friend went to America for a couple of weeks on holiday and came back with the CD and we spent the whole summer listening to it.