brand new eyes - Paramore
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  • Summary: The follow-up to the band's second album was produced by Rob Cavallo.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. brand new eyes astonishes from start to finish. [Oct 2009, p.111]
  2. Brand New Eyes shows that they have the potential--now they've just got to live up to it and create the classic album the fans know they can make.
  3. 80
    The upgrade is one of focus and intensity.
  4. By sheer strength of will the band has salvaged an album that could have just been a derivative mess and created something pretty damn good in the process, and for that brand new eyes should be praised while we await something even greater from these boys (and girl).
  5. Paramore is certainly a sharp enough unit that doesn’t lack for energy, and Brand New Eyes features enough interesting ideas to take notice. All it needs is to double the ones it has, and it’ll be a band that’s foolish to ignore.
  6. Brand New Eyes sounds like an energised romp through the diary of a small-town American gal--albeit one struggling to reconcile Christian views with the celebrity afforded by more than two million album sales. [Nov 2009, p.111]
  7. Some of the sweeping moments blunt the band's fresh-faced immediacy--as if the cute kids from the sticks have had a hard ime turning pro.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 44
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 44
  3. Negative: 6 out of 44
  1. Sep 23, 2010
    10
    Paramore hit the scene five years ago. Two years later, they became the new darlings of punk. This year, they've risen to new heights. BrandParamore hit the scene five years ago. Two years later, they became the new darlings of punk. This year, they've risen to new heights. Brand New Eyes is exactly what a punk album should be: uncompromising, powerful, soulful, and inspired. Expand
  2. Jun 7, 2013
    10
    With Paramore's most energized album yet, it is easy to say that every song on this album has incredible vocals, all songs totally representWith Paramore's most energized album yet, it is easy to say that every song on this album has incredible vocals, all songs totally represent life itself and the beautiful heart and soul put into the album gives it a ten it most definitely deserves. Expand
  3. DjoniM.
    Jan 16, 2010
    10
    This album is totally fresh and charming. I think Paramore just did an awesome job with this.
  4. Nov 23, 2013
    9
    Fantastic. This album ticks all the right boxes, and very few of the wrong ones, if any. A fantastic mix of soft music, loud music and fastFantastic. This album ticks all the right boxes, and very few of the wrong ones, if any. A fantastic mix of soft music, loud music and fast music, but it was still Paramore, and not once did I doubt that *looks over at the self titled album and grimaces* not mentioning any names.... Still, this album is perfect except from one song, and that's just personal opinion. By far Paramore's best album, and I hope for more like this in the future. Expand
  5. ChloeA
    Jan 5, 2010
    9
    The album is so awesome. One of the best rock albums of 2009. Pure genius by an awesome band.
  6. DemitriW
    Sep 30, 2009
    7
    Solid improvement from Riot! in my opinion.. Though i thought the guitar held back the rest of the bands ambitions which i felt through Solid improvement from Riot! in my opinion.. Though i thought the guitar held back the rest of the bands ambitions which i felt through Haley's harsher singing and the wild energetic drumming ( I'd comment on the bassist if i heard him more often). Not the best album this year but definitely worth a listen. There'll be a song you'll like on there somewhere. Expand
  7. Penelopec
    Oct 2, 2009
    0
    This album sucks.

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