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Rock Sound Post First Review of Paramore's New Album

Posted by - 02:07 PM on 03/23/13
Rock Sound has the first review of the new Paramore album in their upcoming issue. They like it.
Having barely set foot in front of an audience for the past two years, let alone in front of a camera, the band's self-titled fourth album quickly reveals that in re-emerging, Paramore have done so in a very, very different form. Where its predecessor perfectly captured a period of frustration and resentment - the result of which was an angry, bitter collection of songs that clattered and snarled in equal measure - 'Paramore' is a very much the sound of a happier, more comfortable band. Bathed in subtle synths and sprinkled with pinches of electronica, songs such as the aforementioned opener and 'Grow Up' show the trio in a very different light. Catchy and danceable, there's an unmistakably 'cheery' edge to much of the songs present. 'Part II' follows a similar path, featuring electronic-sounding drums alongside a chorus that booms and distorts in equal measure, a distortion that's often equally as prevalent throughout the album's course. The scuzzy, almost garage rocks guitars of lead single 'Now' aside, the likes of 'Anklebiters' and 'Proof' offer gang vocals and abrasive guitars respectively, presenting a polar-opposite to the acoustic refrains of 'Last Hope' and the slow mellow harmonies of 'Hate To See Your Heart Break."

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02:25 PM on 03/23/13
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Sounds like it's a lot more pop than rock. This will surely piss a lot of people off, but I'm not one of them haha. Liked the last single more than "Now".
02:34 PM on 03/23/13
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I can't wait to hear this. My love for this band is unconditional
02:55 PM on 03/23/13
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Not liking how much I saw the world "electronic" in there. Stick to actual instruments, please, for the love of god.
03:02 PM on 03/23/13
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defend pop punk!!!!
03:30 PM on 03/23/13
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I don't trust a lot of magazine reviews. But good for them for a positive review.
03:39 PM on 03/23/13
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It's SO good. So so good.
03:40 PM on 03/23/13
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The staff at ap just got jealous!
03:50 PM on 03/23/13
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Not liking how much I saw the world "electronic" in there. Stick to actual instruments, please, for the love of god.
Waaaaaaa
04:02 PM on 03/23/13
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Because Alt-J influenced the record!!!!!!!
04:07 PM on 03/23/13
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Love the sound of this.
04:07 PM on 03/23/13
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Not liking how much I saw the world "electronic" in there. Stick to actual instruments, please, for the love of god.
Electronic instruments are actual instruments.
04:16 PM on 03/23/13
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Electronic instruments are actual instruments.
Yep.
04:16 PM on 03/23/13
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really hoping this is a strong pop record.
04:37 PM on 03/23/13
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I don't think I'm gonna like this, unfortunately. The only music I want to dance to is Frank Turner's. I'll still give it a try, though.

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