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After gaining hordes of enthusiastic fans worldwide with their debut All We Know Is Falling, Paramore is poised to breakthrough to new heights with their newest offering Riot! Their sophomore record, produced by David Bendeth (Hawthorne Heights, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus) is due in stores everywhere June 12th. Lead single Misery Business, in addition to other album tracks, deals with issues of shame and self-discovery as lead-singer Hayley Williams discusses. I've been ashamed, she says. I've felt hate, jealously, lust, fear, pride, self-consciousness... You hear a lot of this on the record. I feel like I need to talk about it. It is not uncommon for Paramore to expose their emotions and allow fans to have such an intimate look into their lives. While recording the track Born For This, the band invited a handful of fans into the studio to sing back-up vocals on the song. Fans have responded by voting Paramore as the #1 Best New Band in Kerrang! magazine, beating out Panic! at the Disco among others, and Alternative Press magazine has named Riot! as one of their most anticipated releases of 2007. Brothers Josh and Zac Farro (on guitar and drums respectively), as well as Jeremy Davis (on bass), round out the enthusiastic Franklin, TN based quartet. This year finds the band bringing their energetic live show to fans in cities worldwide. This spring the band will embark on a 20+ date sold-out headlining club tour, including the now-legendary Bamboozle festival. Following a stint on the European club circuit, the band will return to the States this summer with a coveted main stage slot on the Vans Warped Tour.
Ah, youth: the exuberance, the energy, the blistering highs and bottomless depths. Its an ideal breeding ground for true rock & roll belief. Hence, the youngsters of Paramore unearth geysers of loud, sugary angst on Riot!, their major label debut and follow-up to 2005s All We Know Is Falling. Small-town musicians who have played together for years, Paramore boasts the appeal of an emo-pop blast developed out of savvy songwriting and musicianship. The sweet spot the band hits--somewhere between Avril Lavigne and All-American Rejects--comes naturally. Lead singer Hayley Williams, barely 18, has big-time vocal depth and genuine charisma besides, and while her singing can sound a little contrived, she delivers with such end-of-the-world conviction that its an easy flaw to forgive. Bright and catchy melodies abound, but songs like "Misery Business" and "Miracle" also feature razor-sharp cadences and ultra-clean transitions. Too clean, actually. The production is crystal clear, which accentuates the stumbles (mostly on the ballads) and robs these whippersnappers of the messy highs they surely achieve playing live. But some things cant be entirely glossed over, and while the more aged among us will sip our Scotch and make fun of their adolescent shenanigans, well also be surreptitiously listening on our iPods after we put the kids to bed. --Matthew Cooke
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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.
There's really no reason to buy the standard CD over the MVI DVD given all it comes with. You're really just getting a lot more with this package for only a couple bucks extra. It's totally worth it.
As a vinyl, this is pretty good. The liner notes are nice, the record sounds good, but for some reason I don't think the album's composition lends itself that well to a record. It's much better as a CD without a side flip, in my opinion.
However, it's still such a good album, five stars.
Then I found Paramore... These kids are good... Real good... And they have let me know that Rock music isn't going anywhere just yet.
Riot! is a great place to start if you are new to Paramore, there isn't a bad song on the album. "That's What You Get" is as catchy as they come, "When It Rains" shows the band has a softer side and "Misery Business" just flat out rocks!
I haven't had the chance to see them live yet, but I will when I can.
Give this album a chance, you won't be disappointed.
The album itself showcases a youthful, energetic band with a hint of optimism that's a welcome change from most other bands in the same vein. Songs like "When It Rains" and "Hallelujah" are thoughtful with tight hooks, while the singles like "Misery Business" and "That's What You Get" are definite Warped Tour material. The band is solid and shows a lot of potential. Hayley's vocals are amazing and bassist Jeremy Davis, though perhaps underrated, is excellent on the instrument and should get a special mention.
I give this a four stars due to the short length of the DVD, but with 5 bonus tracks that could even stand alone on an EP, even more bonus tracks on the DVD and 3 music videos, it's a great buy for those who like to get a bit more than just the album.
Those who already own the album, this isn't for you unless you're a die-hard Paramore fan. But those who don't own it, get this version. You won't be disappointed.