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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: 45 out of 53
  2. Negative: 7 out of 53
  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. Aug 30, 2014
    10
    definitely my favorite Paramore album! All songs are wonderful. Paramore has always given albums where every song is good, and this is nodefinitely my favorite Paramore album! All songs are wonderful. Paramore has always given albums where every song is good, and this is no different. Great lyrics, and catchy beats. Expand
  3. Aug 26, 2019
    10
    That's the real best album.. i heard for the first rime after riot and this is such a rock perfection, TOE's beautiful and purely
  4. HoganS.
    Oct 4, 2009
    9
    Although the pace slows a bit toward the end, before the astounding Haylee Williams vocal on the closer "All I Wanted", this is some Although the pace slows a bit toward the end, before the astounding Haylee Williams vocal on the closer "All I Wanted", this is some seriously awesome song writing from a future force to be reckoned with. Expand
  5. 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 growthBrand 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
  6. Jun 2, 2011
    8
    Doesn't exactly elevate as brand new (except for a few slower sounds) but like the band's previous efforts, it rocks particularly because ofDoesn't exactly elevate as brand new (except for a few slower sounds) but like the band's previous efforts, it rocks particularly because of the strength in the vocals of Ms. Williams. Expand
  7. Penelopec
    Oct 2, 2009
    0
    This album sucks.

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