Apr 11, 2013Overall, its hard to say anything cumulatively negative about the album. Its not perfect no, but its pretty darn close. The lows here would be a highlight on most albums any day of the week. Paramore has shown tremendous growth with each album, from kids on Falling, to teens on Riot!, to young adults on Brand New Eyes, and finally to adults on Paramore. Its amazing to see that from good albums, they make great ones. Buy this album, and the rest of their discography. The next one will be perfect, I can almost guarantee it.… Expand
Apr 10, 2013Some of the criticism fans have been laying against this album is just ridiculous. If anything, Paramore has blossomed musically with this album, which is easily their best. The sound is so diverse, there's more than just guitars and electronica: there's ukeleles, string sections, harmonicas and even a gospel choir. If that's not ambition I don't know what is. Maybe it's their lyrics, there's many songs that reflect on their troubles with Farros but they're also declaring that they're moving on and willing to try new things. Highlights include Part II, Still into You, Ain't It Fun and Future. After all the drama Paramore's faced over the last three years, they've come out the other side as a multi-dimensional band who's willing to push their own limits, marking their greatest artistic statement.… Expand
May 13, 2013It really surprised me with this album. When i hear "Now" notice a big change in the sound of them. I honestly never thought I would give the criticism "Universal acclaim" but it was the opposite, so I encourage you to hear this new work. The band has been reduced to three members, but Paramore has shown in this work that do not need a large group to show the world that, despite their bad times, they know how to get ahead.
If you are a true fan of Paramore, obviously I love this job, but if you liked the old style of Paramore, then you will not find this work very good. But, so what? This is a new beginning that leads to a new look and, most importantly, a new sound, really knew innovate.
As a new feature we highlight three interludes, all with the same indie-country sound we had never heard Paramore. In fact, it is a very popular type of music in Tennessee, the place where they come from.
With this album, the Paramore are ready to begin a new chapter in their lives, which is why I consider a good job, not all age groups are willing to take these risks getting, well, good reception.… Expand
Apr 11, 2013Paramore have never been known to stray too far from the pop punk trend. Their previous efforts were clean cut, yet well produced, albums that deserve the positivity they have gotten. What we get with this new album is something very out of the ordinary for paramore...Experimentation. I think it's very fitting to call this an experimental album. With such variety and risks, it really can't be called anything else. In terms of the songs i was pleased with a majority of what was offered, but also felt it was too long for it's own good. I felt the interludes were redundant and didn't need to be there. Out of the other 14 tracks, ten of them i liked. The ones i just didn't like enough were "proof" "(one of those) crazy girls" and "hate to see your heart break". The rest of the songs ranged from pretty good, to fantastic. The best songs for me were "Future", "Ain't it fun" and "part II". Many fans of paramore will be drastically upset by these changes, and will probably fail to truly appreciate what this album is offering, which is a crying shame.
Due to it's length and few redundant songs, the album just isn't perfect. But when it's good, it shines, and is definitely worth an avid listen, whether you're a fan of their previous work or not, because chances are, there is at least one song on this album that you will love.
Hopefully through the experimentation of this album, Paramore will find a more solid basis on their next album and be able to refine their sound into something truly magical. Overall, i give this album a well deserved 7 out of 10… Expand
Apr 11, 2013VinceOnAPlane summed this album up PERFECTLY. Read his review. I joined this site for the sole purpose of publicly agreeing with him.
No idea what critics are listening to when they review this album, because it stinks beyond belief. I am beyond disappointed with this cd.
They should have changed the name of the band because this isn't paramore. If James and Lars left Metallica and Kirk and Rob started to add dubstep and keep the name Metallica..... this is what paramore's album is equivalent to.
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