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  • Summary: The follow-up to the band's second album was produced by Rob Cavallo.

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Ignorance
If I'm a bad person You don't like me I guess I'll make my own way. It's a circle I mean cycle. I can't excite you anymore. Where's your gavel? Your... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Alternative Press
    90
    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. 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]
  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: 41 out of 49
  2. Negative: 7 out of 49
  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. Apr 25, 2014
    10
    This is what Alternative should be like. Paramore has really matured since the days of Riot! with Hayley Williams showing off her stunningThis is what Alternative should be like. Paramore has really matured since the days of Riot! with Hayley Williams showing off her stunning song writing and vocal skills. The band also puts up a more mature ballad (The Only Exception), reminiscent of 'When it Rains'. They also show off their more powerful rock chops on 'Careful' and 'Ignorance'. By far, the standout track has to be 'Brick By Boring Brick', a masterpiece on many different levels. All and all, Paramore has showed incredible maturity and poise since their last two albums, and quite frankly, this is what all Alternative bands should stride to be like. Expand
  3. May 1, 2017
    10
    Esse álbum é maravilhoso, só tem hinos. Difícil escolher entre ele e o Riot, os singles desse álbum são perfeitos. Brand New Eyes é o meuEsse álbum é maravilhoso, só tem hinos. Difícil escolher entre ele e o Riot, os singles desse álbum são perfeitos. Brand New Eyes é o meu preferido do Paramore. Expand
  4. Mar 10, 2018
    9
    Brand New Eyes succeeds in evolving Paramore's sound and has some awesome tracks like Ignorance, Turn It Off, All I Wanted and Feeling Sorry.Brand New Eyes succeeds in evolving Paramore's sound and has some awesome tracks like Ignorance, Turn It Off, All I Wanted and Feeling Sorry. There is some filler though with Where the Lines Overlap and Looking Up but this album is a nice follow up from Riot! Expand
  5. Aliciar
    Jan 12, 2010
    9
    They have really matured as artists some of the songs were abit slow compare to riot! but it is still an amazing album.
  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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