Album review: Paramore – Paramore

May 5, 2013

ParamoreTitle: Paramore
Artist: Paramore
Record Label: Fueled By Ramen
Release Date: April 2013
In One Word™: Makover

Upbeat, poppy, emotional rock, forget what you know about Paramore as they release their newest self titled album.

This new chapter of the musical careers of Hayley Williams, Jeremy Davis and  Taylor York, takes a step off the ledge of what fans have come to expect and dove into a new sound.

Now don’t get me wrong there is still the alt rock sound that shines through in the music but the soulful melody and new collaboration of 90’s throwback and simmering rhythms make you double take when you hear the songs.

It takes the Paramore of the past and adds a new splash of colour.  The album does keep you wanting more as it takes the twists and turns of genre change and tempo resurrection. Clever lyrics, addictive melody and something for everyone are only some of the many things that this album has going for it.

The kicker is the soulful and unforgettable voice of Williams who shows a wider vocal range in the new album, hitting deeper notes and higher octaves.  Songs such as “Fast in my car” and “Grow up” are the normal songs that fans have some to expect, where as “(One of those) Crazy Girls” and” Hate to see your Heart Break” is a sound best described as 60’s get a makeover.

All in all a good album, though one which die-hard fans may be shocked by the new and unexpected sound.

©  Amanda Darrock, Music Vice

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Amanda Darrock

Spent my time on the change table rolling to the tunes of the 70's and 80's. Now looking to catch a glance of the musical gods. "Keep on rockin' in the free world"--Neil Young.

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