Paramore
Brand New Eyes


4.5
superb

Review

by Erinwolf1997 USER (2 Reviews)
April 23rd, 2012 | 17 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Amazing album filled with emotion

Very few music artists are skilled enough to put out an album that has equally impressive melodies, lyrics, and lead vocals. In 2009, Paramore released their third studio album, which is their most popular and critically acclaimed album to date. Since its release, it has been certified gold in the United States and platinum in the UK. Its blend of catchy tunes, brutally honest lyrics, and the dynamic vocals of lead singer Hayley Williams has raised it to the tops of the charts of rock music over the past couple years. This is definitely an album worth your time and money.


One of the reasons this album and band is looked up to by many musicians, is the emotional and deep lyrics that Williams has written since the band's inception in 2004. The fourth song, Brick By Boring Brick, tells the story of a girl, who seems to be too caught up in her own fantasy world. The lyrics, “Well you built up a world of magic, because your real life is tragic ” hints that the real evil might not be the monsters in fairytales; it might be hidden in reality itself. Other examples of the album's complex lyrics are, “Next time you point a finger, I might have to bend it back or break it, break it off,” which refers to the drama between members prior to Brand New Eyes' release. All of the lyrics could have multiple meanings, both straight-forward and conceptual, which have grabbed a hold of listeners since the beginning.


Another definitive aspect that boosted Paramore's popularity from every other alternative rock band, is Williams' powerhouse vocals. In 2003, at the age of 14, she was hunted down by Atlantic Records, who wanted to make her into a solo pop artist. Williams declined, and said later in an interview “...my heart was to be in a band..." Without her unique voice, Paramore would have been like any other female fronted band throughout history.


One of the key factors to many artists' success beyond writing good music, is the live performance. Paramore has been recognized world-wide for this and has even had to change venues due to the huge amount of concert-goers. The complement of Williams' powerful vocals and her ever-changing hair color, usually in shades of red or orange, along with guitarist Taylor York and bassist Jeremy Davis' acrobatic-like acts onstage, makes a Paramore concert a spirited experience for both critics and music aficionado alike. In Fall of 2009, during their 'Brand New Eyes Tour', the performance echoed the aesthetics of the album, from the empty picture frames referring to the track “Playing God,” to the swinging light bulbs from “Ignorance.”


I strongly support this album, and any other from Paramore. I believe that it is a timeless piece that could possibly become a classic alternative album in the future.


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Satellite
April 23rd 2012


20826 Comments


you had me at amazing album filled with emotion

balcaen
April 23rd 2012


3183 Comments


What a lacklustre review. Oh man this makes me want to write good reviews. This is how boring this review was.

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
April 23rd 2012


4453 Comments


@balcaen
Whoa, mate. He/she is a new user, lets not drive him/her away by being mean. It's their first time writing a review.

balcaen
April 23rd 2012


3183 Comments


I was nice on the other review, mostly because it was much better. I feel unobligated to elaborate on my criticism unless this user asks for it.

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
April 23rd 2012


4453 Comments


@balcaen
I'm sorry, mate. I just saw your comment and thought it was a bit cheeky. We have to be more "forgiving" with new users.
by the way, is that Abra from Pokemon in your picture?

Spec
April 23rd 2012


27271 Comments


amazing album filled with emotion

Digging: Midnight - No Mercy for Mayhem

Oathbreaker
April 23rd 2012


1649 Comments


Nah, this is better than riot.

ThroneOfAgony
April 23rd 2012


3485 Comments


amazing album filled with emotino

ThroneOfAgony
April 23rd 2012


3485 Comments


BRUTALLY HONEST LYRICS

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
April 23rd 2012


16789 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Amazing album, paramore's best

Digging: Damien Rice - My Favourite Faded Fantasy

Tyrael
April 23rd 2012


20946 Comments


Riot is best



Digging: Azealia Banks - Broke With Expensive Taste

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
April 23rd 2012


16789 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Ignorance is your new best friend tyrael

johnnydeking29
April 23rd 2012


9459 Comments


Other examples of the album's complex lyrics are, “Next time you point a finger, I might have to bend it back or break it, break it off,”

Complex as fuck...

Digging: Warren of Ohms - The Wolf and The Fox

Captain North
April 23rd 2012


6791 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"The lyrics, “Well you built up a world of magic, because your real life is tragic ” hints that the real evil might not be the monsters in fairytales; it might be hidden in reality itself."

How is that hinting? Thats like calling Transformers subtle

someguest
April 23rd 2012


21238 Comments


give me some of that emotion

tiesthatbind
April 23rd 2012


7380 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Amazing album filled with emotion

Digging: Poets of the Fall - Twilight Theater

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
April 23rd 2012


22034 Comments


love this

riot is definitely better. the latter half of this album drags.

I prefer this, it feels more lush. Although the first half is definitely stronger

Digging: Azealia Banks - Broke With Expensive Taste



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