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|Paramore/Hayley Williams Ranked|
I once tried to rank every Paramore song...then failed miserably because I ended up forgetting like 6 of them. Since Hayley Williams now has a couple of solo releases, I figured I'd rank them all together to see how they stack up to Paramore's discography!
|9||Hayley Williams |
FLOWERS for VASES / descansos
What's the opposite of an album growing on you? I don't know if there's necessarily a word for it, but that's what this album has done to me. It was a pleasant listen the first time around, but it has very little staying power. The songs sound nice enough, but they all run together after a while.
Highlights: Over Those Hills, Just a Lover
The Summer Tic
For an EP with such a high average, this is pretty forgettable.
Highlights: O Star, This Circle
I've already vocalized my thoughts on this album, and I know I'm in the minority. I can admit that this album has grown on me ever so slightly, but I still think this is Paramore's weakest LP.
Highlights: Rose Colored Boy, Fake Happy, Idle Worship
All We Know Is Falling
A very solid debut album. Sure it hasn't aged graciously, but there's still some slappin' songs on here.
Highlights: Emergency, Brighter, Conspiracy, My Heart
I never understood the hate this album got. Sure it's not all perfect, but not many albums are. I think this is very similar to Williams' debut album: there's a lot of good songs to be found but they could've trimmed some of the weaker tracks to make this a more solid overall release.
Highlights: Part II, Last Hope, Still Into You, Future, Hate to See Your Heart Break
In middle school I ADORED this album and it's hard not to have some nostalgia bias. I can admit that their songwriting is inconsistent, but the energy and passion on this album is so easy to fall in love with.
Highlights: For a Pessimist...,Misery Business, Let the Flames Begin, Born For This
Petals for Armor
I think this is a highly underrated pop album. Like I said before, this album would've benefitted from a bit of trimming (no reason for this to be 15 tracks), but Williams does a great job showcasing her musical talent here. I think the marketing for this was absolutely terrible though. Who the heck releases two thirds of an album before the album even drops??
Highlights: Cinnamon, Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris, Crystal Clear, Dead Horse, Sugar on the Rim
Not much to say about this 4-track release; Monster is a top-3 song of theirs, and the rest are incredibly solid. You'd be hard-pressed to find a Paramore fan who doesn't like this EP.
Highlights: Monster, Hello Cold World, Renegade
Brand New Eyes
I'll admit this now: BNE is one of my favorite albums ever, and to me, is one of the best pop-punk albums of all time. The band's deteriorating relationship at the time led to some of their best songwriting ever. Overall, BNE will likely always be Paramore's peak, and it's hard to find faults with this release.
Highlights: Brick By Boring Brick, Turn it Off, Ignorance, All I Wanted, Decode
|I've already began to brace myself for the '#7 is way too low' comments. |
|3 & 5 suck, 2 is ok lol|
|Diminishing returns would be the opposite of a grower m/. Bit of a shame that she blew her load so early releasing Flowers for Vases so soon after Petals lmao. I agree with most of the ranking spots. Self-titled indeed underrated, and Monster is an awesome song, heck yeah.|
|Yeah disagree about 7 but also I think Vases is wayyy better than Armor |
|vases > armor |
|Maybe soft/folky music just isn't for me then. I've given Vases a few tries and it always puts me to sleep. |
|"I can admit that their songwriting is inconsistent"|
Riot inconsistent? It's their more consistent album of their career! (and their best btw!)
|@Dewinged Lol fair enough. I won't name specifics in case they're songs you like, but there's a couple songs nowadays that don't really strike the same chord as they used to years ago. |
|Nice list, and completely agree about BNE being the band's best and a 5/5. I would have put After Laughter right behind it though, personally :]|
|@Divergent I know, pretty much everybody on this site adored AL. To this day, I'm still not 100% why I don't love it. Paramore is one of my favorite bands and I was anticipating that album for years, but something just didn't sit well with me. Admittedly I thought it was bad when I first heard it, now I can at least admit it's decent. |
|If Petals was wayyy higher this would actually be my ranking exactly|
|Riot is way too low. That would probably be my #1|
|5 is 1 !!|
|@zaruyache I think if they'd cut maybe 4-5 songs from the final album, it would've been much better. But I totally feel like the hate the album got was undeserved.|
|yeah it could stand trimming, but otherwise it's got some of their best stuff. |
|bne eternally overrated|
|nah, it's just best paramore|
|(i always think of riot! as inconsistent, but looking at the tracklist, only 'miracle' and 'fences' are disposable for me lol. it's just that some songs are good but not as good, like 'when it rains' and 'hallelujah')|
|Emergency and Here We Go Again > the other albums |
|Storm In A Teacup|
|Emergency was my first paramore song. Epic 14 year old me ate it up lol|
|1 is definitely 1, but 7 is 2|
|"What's the opposite of an album growing on you? I don't know if there's necessarily a word for it, but that's what this album has done to me"|
|miracle isn't fantastic but it's a solid song i wouldn't skip; fences is take or leave tho.|
edit: now i'm listening to riot again godamnit
|last 3 songs off the debut are prob the best but i havent jammed any paramore in a while|
i have the ever predictable former pop punk kids ranking of bne > riot > debut > after laughter >> s/t. not familiar enough w the solo albums to throw them in but petals did not do much for me when i heard it
|Storm In A Teacup|
|Lol drifter that’s what I thought too|
|album shrank on you|
|from AWKIF i would take "conspiracy" as a highlight too tbh|
|Conspiracy slaps lol|
|The only songs I consider disposable/forgettable on Riot! are Miracle, We Are Broken, and (I'm so sorry) Hallelujah. |
|hallelujah rules agreed|
|"The only songs I consider disposable/forgettable on Riot! are Miracle"|
|Emergency best Paramore song agreed|