brand new eyes

Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Mojo
    60
    Quality control dips during the last quarter, but this is a reassuring step forward. [Nov 2009, p.94]
  2. Williams leads the five-piece throughout this charged-up record that rarely comes up for air.
  3. Q Magazine
    60
    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]
  4. 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.
  5. Rough edges, like the curt bathos of the lyrics (which repeatedly mistake brusqueness for wit), may be improved in the future. Either way, the band's music is already as catchy that of Fallout Boy, without nearly as much of the put-on faux-cleverness.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 223 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 48
  2. Negative: 7 out of 48
  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. Full Review »
  2. BenjaminJ
    Nov 22, 2009
    10
    An abrupt, blunt, rough, sudden and overpowering surprise. Amazing and wonderful, they have transformed from their earlier artless simplicity An abrupt, blunt, rough, sudden and overpowering surprise. Amazing and wonderful, they have transformed from their earlier artless simplicity to an attractive, attentive and active concentration of energy, strength and sharpness. Full Review »
  3. MarkD
    Sep 30, 2009
    10
    Just brilliant.