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October 1, 2011

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Song Title
For A Pessimist, I'm Pretty Optimistic
That's What You Get
Misery Business
When It Rains
Let The Flames Begin
We Are Broken
Born For This
Misery Business (Acoustic Version)

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: June 12, 2007
  • Release Date: June 11, 2007
  • Label: Fueled By Ramen
  • Copyright: 2007 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. All Rights Reserved.
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  • Total Length: 42:02
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  • ASIN: B0011Z3334
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (200 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,073 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Us old geezers like Paramore too! December 5, 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Paramore's known for attracting a pretty young crowd, and that's understandable given how young the band itself is. But I'm a 35 year old guy who's gotten just as hooked on them as any of their teen audience. This is just some great rock music, with great hooks in almost every song and some amazing musicianship all around. Hopefully they'll continue to mature and continue to broaden their fan base as they progress.

The MVI DVD was my first Paramore purchase, and it's a great buy. I have to give special mention to the fact that there are actual mp3's on this disc for you to download to your PC - no DRM involved. That's gotta be something pretty new for Warner Music (the band is signed to Fueled by Ramen, but Warner apparently handles the distribution), and I hope that they continue doing it and that more labels follow suit. There are a ton of other great extras on the DVD, including live and promotional videos (the two things I cared about most) as well as other stuff I was less interested in like wallpapers, AIM icons, and screensavers. It also includes the lyrics to all of the songs on the album, which is a good thing in this case - the printed liner notes are written in a style that's pretty hard to read.

Just to be clear about what this comes with, since I think the Amazon page is a little confusing, this package comes with both a DVD and a regular audio CD that includes the full album plus bonus tracks. (Amazon shows "disc 2" above as only including the bonus tracks, which is not the case. It's the full album.) In other words, *both discs* have the full album - the only difference is the format. And of course the DVD has all the extras.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I really wanted to hate this album. But couldn't. October 1, 2008
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I really want to hate this kind of album. I'm pushing 30 (clearly not the target audience). I was around when the first wave of emo collapsed in the late 90s. For me a lot of the current emo bands have a "been there, done that" feel to them and generally prompt me to say "The Get up Kids did it better 10 years ago". I was shocked when this album really only had one clunker on the whole thing (Hallelujah). I'm used to one or two good songs from these new emo bands, not 11.

This band is actually pretty good, especially for such a young group. They have a strong female vocalist, sing-a-long choruses and good pop sensibilities. Unlike 99% of emo bands, they also have a good sense of rhythm (even the older emo bands generally struggled with that). Probably the best emo album released lately by someone other than Jimmy Eat World. It doesn't surprise me that the kids love this album. I can see why. It's good.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From A Guy Who Doesn't Like Much "Girl Rock" March 20, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Yes, there are very few Chick Singer bands that I enjoy, probably because it feels weird to sing along with them. No Doubt was great back in the day. Evanescence and Flyleaf have done well for themselves. I was a big Hole and The Muffs fan for about one album and even Babes In Toyland. And Superchick and BarlowGirl have there moments. But in the world of rock, it is a man's world...until Hayley Williams has come and shown that she is the real deal. Paramore's Riot is exciting, and although it is not necessarily original in the sound, it is somehow fresh. From the beginning guitar in "For A Pessimist..." I was hooked. This album is catchy, exploding with bursts of pop-punk energy. Of course, "Misery Business" is an awesome song, but there are many other great songs on this album. I find myself listening all the way through without skipping, and yep, I am singing along all the way!
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29 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars RIOT! June 12, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Note: I give this 3.5 stars.

The boys want to marry her, & the girls want to be her. Hayley Williams, and the darlings from Franklin, Tennessee are back with one of the most anticipated releases of the year, "Riot!".

These guys popped out of nowhere in 2005 to give the world a top notched produced record with "All We Know Is Falling", it sparked an ongoing debate if this band was a product of a major corporation as band. Though the band has denied the claims, it was unoften you see such a young band to come out of no where to release a near perfect release was far too perfect. I don't think anyone in the band was legal; their drummer was 14! Ever since then, they have kept growing. I loved their first record, and really was looking forward to this record, but i still havent gotten a final verdict on this record.

The growth of the band is present. The record starts off with the heart pounding "For A Pessimist, I'm Pretty Optimistic". The guitars are at the best the band has ever been. Vocally, Hayley is stunning on the amazing, "Hallelujah", and "Let The Flames Begin". Her vocals remain solid all the way through. Lyrically, one of the most "heart on sleeve" record's i've ever heard. Hayley obviously has been doing a lot of searching and questioning in her life, and it comes through in the songs. It's common knowledge that the band are Christians, and she sings it on her sleeve. But unlike other bands that do so, they appoarch it in a manner i think the only word to decribe is it, real. She doesn't candy coat it, and talks about a lot of emotions and situations many people go through; Christian or not.

I do like the record, but i honestly feel they played it somewhat safely.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock On!
Love this album. A lot of songs you can sing too and great to listen to when working out or running!
Published 4 days ago by Holly
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
Paramore is one of the few bands that my 12 year old son and I both like. This is a great album.
Published 1 month ago by Dennis
4.0 out of 5 stars Give it a try...
There are some really good songs on this album and you can tell the band takes inspiration from many different places yet always have their own sound. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Chris P.
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than others
I personally think this is one of their better CDs. It has that special sound, and none of the songs feel slow.
Published 1 month ago by K Goode
5.0 out of 5 stars Yearamore
I listened to this cd for about a year in my car. It was the ONLY cd i listened to for that year! Love this!
Published 2 months ago by LMBOatU
4.0 out of 5 stars Love ;)
Love Paramore. This is a classic album. I don't know why I waited so long to purchase this. I have loved them for years.
Published 2 months ago by DeeLove2011
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun rock albumb
I was hooked on the group's pop rock tunes when I heard a few songs. It gets my energy pumping on some songs and also has legitimate smooth tracks as well.
Published 2 months ago by Jordan M Wein
3.0 out of 5 stars faint praise
I really only like one song on this record. But I like both versions of it. The acoustic version is maybe a little better, More passion comes through when you can understand the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by John S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good ol' fashion Paramore
This is my favorite Paramore album, Simply because it really goes back to when they were completely punk. Now they've mixed it up a little, But I still love em'. Read more
Published 4 months ago by liz blanton
4.0 out of 5 stars Case Came Cracked :(
Would've given 5 stars because I love the music and it came on time, but the case came cracked :(

The cd itself appears fine and I already know that I love the music... Read more
Published 4 months ago by CurlyCase
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