brand new eyes - Paramore
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 166 Ratings

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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. With instantly infectious attitude and a seemingly unending supply of irresistible hooks, Brand New Eyes comes close to perfecting the emo-rock art.
  3. This is a realisation, and an affirmation, of Paramore's musical craftmanship and potential longevity.
  4. 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.
  5. The anthemic, celebratory songs that made Riot! so appealing were largely absent, but the band found a new way to rock during those sessions, prizing catharsis and nuanced arrangements above the hooks of albums past.
  6. Williams leads the five-piece throughout this charged-up record that rarely comes up for air.
  7. 60
    Quality control dips during the last quarter, but this is a reassuring step forward. [Nov 2009, p.94]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 40
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 40
  3. Negative: 6 out of 40
  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. Brand New Eyes is exactly what a punk album should be: uncompromising, powerful, soulful, and inspired. Expand
  2. Mar 19, 2012
    10
    I could sit and listen to this album for days without moving. Hayley's voice is so powerful and emotional and full of stories. I can't even pick a favorite song on this album! Expand
  3. 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 represent life itself and the beautiful heart and soul put into the album gives it a ten it most definitely deserves. Expand
  4. Aug 25, 2010
    9
    The greatest Paramore album so far. It puts all of the great things from Riot! together and make them a lot better. The Only Exception and All I Wanted are the two beautiful slow pieces that have been well written. Ignore the immature reviews below that give the score 0 because this is an album anyone should truly be proud of when owning it. It has made a drastic improvement from Riot! and the songs make a lot more sense. A few may dislike their new style of music but for others it is pure perfection. Expand
  5. Mar 8, 2012
    9
    My favorite album of Paramore, is better than Riot!, and the songs are amazing, this is a great CD, is fantastic have much beautiful songs and the voice of Hailey is amazing. brand new eyes is a classic. Expand
  6. Nov 27, 2010
    9
    Brand New Eyes is Paramore's brand new direction. It's brilliant and gives off the best of the band. I love the song and the band's growth lyrically and musically. Expand
  7. Nov 11, 2011
    6
    Brand New Eyes is a decent album, but it isn't as good as Riot!

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