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|2.0 poor||Elijah K. EMERITUS | March 31st 13|
An album so bad that Adam Downer will declare it an avant garde pop masterpiece.
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|4.5 superb||LuigiPichardo | March 30th 13|
Paramore abandon their dark and heavy transition showcased on Brand New Eyes for a more upbeat, poppy sound. Although positive themes may inspire some cheesy lyrics, captivating melodies and expressive vocals easily triumph throughout the record. The band utilizes a more playful rhythm section, while simultaneously revealing a plethora of refreshing, experimental sounds. Overall Rating: 8.9/10
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|1.5 very poor||John weathered old reviewer Hanson EMERITUS | March 31st 13|
this is the biggest mess of the year and I seriously have no idea how anyone could think
this should honestly count as a real attempt at a real album
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|0.0 ||Curse. | April 2nd 13|
They should've saved their money and gotten Hayley a boob job instead of spending it recording this
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|4.0 excellent||Brent McCann | March 31st 13|
rEdit: first listen, this is on par with Brand New Eyes as their best, although it feels more like a more grown up, rexperimental version of Riot!. On another note, Part II may quite possibly be Paramore's greatest song.
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|0.0 ||someguest | March 31st 13|
If Hayley's cup size had a number equivalent, it might be equal to the average rating of this album in the near future.
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|2.5 average||Alex Beebe | April 16th 13|
It's really a matter of personal taste when it comes to whether or not the
experimentation on Paramore's self titled album will alienate you or attract you. In
my personal opinion, I think that all of the styles delved into here work very well
with each other, and that the amount of diversity that's present on this makes for
the most fun, cohesive, adventurous, colorful, distinguished, theatrical,
accomplished, ambitious, and overall interesting album that Paramore has ever
made. The ideas and directions that are embraced here find all sorts of different
methods to breathe much needed fresh air into the alternative rock/pop punk genre
while remaining focused, but at the same time, it's understandable how this music
can be seen as a loss of identity for the group, and polarizing to some fans because
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|0.0 ||jc3494 | April 1st 13|
"dark and heavy", "brand new eyes" - luigipichardorw.....t......f......
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|0.0 ||iGuter | April 11th 13|
Just so you know, Sputnikmusic is the only website that wrote a scathing review for this album while others are praising this album's diverse change and new approach at making a fresh pop punk experience. Not everything works and the album is overly long, but there is plenty to enjoy and rock out to.
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|3.5 great||IHeardThat | April 3rd 13|
Fuck me, that is a terrible album cover. It's a new paramore, that's for sure, but that's not such a bad things. It tries hard to be different and "edgier," which I don't like, but there are a good handful of songs here that have really grown on me. Riot! will always be my favourite, but this proves that you can't count them out just because the Farro brothers left.
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|0.0 ||rob g | April 1st 13|
destined to be misunderstood just like Farrah Abraham. -sigh- .......Hayley, welcome to the club.
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|2.0 poor||G.M.B. | March 31st 13|
lol at that actually being the cover.
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|5.0 classic||cherrybomb | May 17th 16|
This album shows the growth that Paramore has faced through the years while still being able to maintain a nod to their original sound. The band has developed and changed and grown, but is still able to push out good content. The sound has become more radio-friendly and similar to pop, but again maintains more of an edge still, giving it that pop-punk vibe. The lyrical content tells a story and is extremely relevant, and the sound is catchy without lacking dynamic. This album means a lot to Paramore as a whole.
|2.5 average||3waycrash | March 3rd 16|
I had hoped that Paramore would be able to carry on their own after the departure of the Farro brothers, but sadly that was not the case. This self titled album is their weakest release to date. Paramore were always a band that were better with shorter albums as evidenced with all their previous releases that were all fairly brief and here with this lengthy album. There are songs I like while others that are skippable filler that could have easily been trimmed out. The album feels like it had creative and ambitious ideas with the interludes and different styles attempted, but it just doesn't deliver. Hayley Williams sounds good, sure, and the music sounds pretty decent, but it just feels all over the place and sounds average.
|4.0 excellent||TomBombadil | December 16th 15|
Clearly their best and an improvement all across the board: Hayley's vocals have improved a lot, in a way that we have no more of those cringe-inducing hooks that were common in Riot!, the lyrics are mature (even smart and ironic at points!), the instrumentation finally gets more interesting than just the basic pop-punk band set (colourful xylophone and string arrangements in "Ain't it Fun" and "Hate to See Your Heart Break"), the hooks have also improved by themselves because the melodies are clearly less generic (see any of the singles for more details), and the songwriting has also became more spontaneous and provocative (experimentation in "Future", gospel choirs in "Ain't it Fun"!). This is so obviously a great power pop album (it gets praised everywhere outside sputnikmusic) that the fact that it maintains such a lower rating here is a shame for this site. C'mon people, stop praising things for their appearance, you're better than that.
|1.5 very poor||Jared Floryan | November 30th 14|
Extravagant audacity and the absence of the Farro brothers don't really make a good album here. While I personally don't mind "Still Into You" and "Anklebiters", the rest of the tracks on Paramore are either forgettable or some kind of massive abortion - and speaking of the latter, I sort of liked "Ain't It Fun" at one point until coming to the realization that Hayley Williams' cynicism was bombastic as fuck. The three interludes are just there, being essentially the same track except with different titles. Paramore apparently have maturity and the phrase 'a big step backwards' mixed up for sure, and Hayley just can't seem to stop rubbing her chest all over this release; then again, that would be quite a bit like Heaven once you think entirely hard about it... Ha ha.
|3.0 good||JoeLoco | November 22nd 14|
To make an album like Paramore, you need one third of forgettable garbage, one third of some great material, and one third of some pretentious ambition.
|2.0 poor||Alexander Mee | November 4th 14|
There is no bad music. Only lazy music. Damn 50 characters.
|4.5 superb||stingraybassman | November 3rd 14|
This has grown and grown on me, the drums are absolutely jaw dropping at times.
|2.5 average||zakdwyer | March 7th 14|
Not as much of a sellout piece as that FOB comeback album
|3.0 good||Alexander | October 17th 13|
Paramore with M83 producer Justin Meldal-Johnson shoot for the cinematic grandness inspired by that record on their self-titled Paramore. Although the effort is presented, too many tracks here are only decent at best and when they try to break into a creative mold it unfortunately doesn't break any new ground. Props to the band for trying new styles, however at 17 tracks this is an overbloated record that unfortunately makes Paramore miss the mark they were aiming for.
|2.0 poor||Chrispy15 | May 7th 13|
I haven't been following Paramore's recent dramas regarding their guitarist and drummer. I
don't know or care why they left; but I can say with certainty, it's not Paramore without
them, which is somewhat ironic considering the album's called Paramore. I'm not sure how big
of an impact they had in the writing process but a drastic difference is definitely
detected. Everything about them, their whole feel, it's just different. It's so..
|1.5 very poor||Antigen | April 16th 13|
I had never listened to the band until now, I decided to see what the hype was about....and this album was SHIT!!!!
|1.5 very poor||Steven Spedding | April 16th 13|
An abomination. Bring back the Farro brothers. Paramore is an album that follows no pattern and serves no purpose. Hayley Williams and her evergrowing ego has become the only creative influence of the band and this is undoubtedly the worst thing that could have ever happened to Paramore.
|1.5 very poor||Thompson D. Gerhart STAFF | April 12th 13|
You know, I thought Haley's voice was the one decent facet of this album, then I heard "Ain't It Fun." This is just a shit pop album and though it's main fault is its lack of instrumental backing (hindsight kudos to the Farro brothers) Haley really didn't do anything to back it up.
|2.0 poor||KosherSoldier | April 10th 13|
All filler, no killer. Go cryin' to yo mama.
|2.0 poor||arthurdepr | April 6th 13|
Utterly disappointing. Bland lyrics, overly produced tunes that don't feature an identity of
their own, since they're all over the place, and Hayley's voice, for the first time, very
hit or miss (more 'miss', while we're on that). I'm okay with change, but this doesn't even
sound like Paramore, at all. Only 3 or 4 songs were good, and even those lack the punch that
this band once had, with the exception of "Part II", wich for me is absolutely awesome, and
one of their best songs up until this point - specially the chorus, wich really freaking
rules. But, in the end, that's the only moment where the album TRULY shines. I wanted to
like this, I really did, but it just left me with a bad taste.
|3.5 great||gryndstone | April 4th 13|
In between the first two interludes are the best songs, if you get used to the weird gospel choir of Aint it fun
|2.0 poor||Tangled | April 2nd 13|
Extremely disappointing. Paramore were never exactly a ground - breaking band by any means, but this album is an absolute joke. It's not cohesive at all, and the lyrics are by far the worst we've heard from the band. It has it's moments, but they're few and far between.
|0.0 ||bloc | March 31st 13|
|2.5 average||thejared | March 31st 13|
I wouldn't make love to this, not even with my ten foot stick.
|3.5 great||Josh | March 31st 13|
17 songs seems a bit over the top. Dunno what to think of this though.
|2.5 average||BlackTaxi2d | March 30th 13|
very poppy/electronic but not in a terribly bad way. my favorite is the ditty at the end of the album. i might go into audacity and just loop it.
|4.0 excellent||Gama | May 24th 16|
|3.0 good||Drew | March 10th 16|
|2.5 average||ac1114 | February 28th 16|
|1.5 very poor||robotore | February 25th 16|
|2.5 average||expy | January 9th 16|
|2.5 average||IchigoK | November 8th 15|
|2.0 poor||tadeoc | November 7th 15|
|1.5 very poor||ABlake | October 23rd 15|
|2.5 average||endtime | October 20th 15|
|2.5 average||Ronen | October 19th 15|
|2.5 average||OwenMz | October 18th 15|
|2.0 poor||Rhys | October 13th 15|
|4.0 excellent||P | October 3rd 15|
|2.5 average||Javier | October 1st 15|
|3.0 good||RayVA | September 13th 15|
|4.0 excellent||Klkofe | May 26th 15|
|2.5 average||Zanx8 | May 18th 15|
|2.5 average||Tywuhh | April 25th 15|
|4.0 excellent||Budpave | April 24th 15|
|3.0 good||Xhoven | April 14th 15|
|3.5 great||Zubes | April 2nd 15|
|2.0 poor||FVS | March 15th 15|
|5.0 classic||alexjd | February 17th 15|
|2.5 average||guy | February 1st 15|
|2.5 average||rob23 | January 24th 15|
|4.5 superb||Giulia | January 17th 15|
|2.5 average||Jeejee | January 3rd 15|
|3.5 great||tresm87 | December 29th 14|
|3.5 great||Lasseg | October 15th 14|
|1.5 very poor||Pikmar | October 9th 14|
|1.5 very poor||Beauers | October 9th 14|
|3.0 good||Asha96 | October 9th 14|
|3.5 great||ariich | October 5th 14|
|2.5 average||wwf | September 11th 14|
|2.5 average||mhart8 | August 5th 14|
|1.0 awful||Parap | July 29th 14|
|1.0 awful||Conor | July 27th 14|
|4.5 superb||JacobG | July 19th 14|
|4.0 excellent||MaggieG | July 10th 14|
|1.5 very poor||Xaeln | July 8th 14|
|4.0 excellent||Mazza | June 21st 14|
|2.5 average||Ian | June 14th 14|
|4.0 excellent||Lousy | May 16th 14|
|4.5 superb||miyo | May 4th 14|
|4.0 excellent||ctellee | April 2nd 14|
|3.0 good||Jamie | March 30th 14|
|4.0 excellent||Rudiroo | March 18th 14|
|2.0 poor||Joejk3 | March 16th 14|
|4.0 excellent||Fantas | March 14th 14|
|3.5 great||PieRye | February 20th 14|
|3.5 great||Sebe | February 3rd 14|
|3.0 good||Julia | January 29th 14|
|3.0 good||Devin | January 26th 14|
|3.0 good||Zack | January 16th 14|
|1.0 awful||fabzn | January 11th 14|
|1.5 very poor||Tony Li | December 11th 13|
|1.0 awful||cutex | December 2nd 13|
|4.5 superb||dinda | November 30th 13|
|2.5 average||Joey | November 11th 13|
|2.0 poor||Snake | November 1st 13|
|1.5 very poor||Dunpeal | October 29th 13|
|3.5 great||wil94 | October 20th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Spoink | October 20th 13|
|2.5 average||Sami K | September 29th 13|
|3.0 good||RQL3 | September 12th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Giox89 | August 21st 13|
|1.5 very poor||Vodash | August 8th 13|
|1.5 very poor||jkidd47 | July 26th 13|
|3.0 good||Br3nd | July 25th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Jon Day | July 24th 13|
|1.0 awful||Xavi | July 22nd 13|
|4.0 excellent||TheBenz | July 20th 13|
|2.5 average||zmol | July 17th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Nonloso | July 13th 13|
|4.5 superb||Ryan | July 13th 13|
|2.0 poor||Rob | July 6th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Noax | June 19th 13|
|2.5 average||Denn3s | June 16th 13|
|2.5 average||Minus. | June 8th 13|
|1.5 very poor||sncold | June 7th 13|
|3.0 good||Pndi | June 4th 13|
|4.5 superb||Gonax | May 19th 13|
|4.0 excellent||aerius | May 9th 13|
|4.0 excellent||dtf | April 23rd 13|
|3.0 good||Amebix | April 22nd 13|
|4.5 superb||reidr0 | April 16th 13|
|3.5 great||fox | April 14th 13|
|2.5 average||kojpl | April 12th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Ian | April 12th 13|
|3.0 good||quik40 | April 11th 13|
|3.0 good||Mungo | April 10th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Viales | April 10th 13|
|3.0 good||groov | April 9th 13|
|3.5 great||julezv | April 9th 13|
|2.5 average||lu0490 | April 9th 13|
|1.0 awful||KUBT | April 8th 13|
|2.5 average||Ali CONTRIBUTOR | April 8th 13|
|1.5 very poor||Zantera | April 8th 13|
|1.5 very poor||Jamdbz | April 8th 13|
|2.0 poor||NateT | April 7th 13|
|1.5 very poor||geontes | April 6th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Afbg123 | April 5th 13|
|3.0 good||Tobi | April 4th 13|
|1.0 awful||Zeg | April 4th 13|
|1.5 very poor||Worth | April 4th 13|
|2.5 average||toxin | April 3rd 13|
|1.5 very poor||apert | April 2nd 13|
|3.0 good||Girin | April 1st 13|
|2.5 average||ervoca | April 1st 13|
|3.5 great||Chris | March 31st 13|
|5.0 classic||WheDie | March 31st 13|
|2.0 poor||Hogan CONTRIBUTOR | March 30th 13|
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