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aealeman 09/30/09 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Sing-The-Sorrow (Post 54809241)
This album was a huge let down for me, there were only 4 songs I liked on it. I found most of the album to be about how they almost broke up. I would have personally gave it a 65%.

www.audiocoke.blogspot.com

Dead on. Someone also said that the lyrics are immature, and I have to agree. This crap about them "maturing" is a farce. The lyrics are not more mature, they're childish and bitter. I can't relate to their band drama, and I don't want to hear about it in a song. Also, her vocals are not nearly as good as they were on the previous two albums. At this point, she's straining. She often sounds as if she's shouting to hit the notes and during softer parts she sounds awkward. She needs to sing within her range because when she does she's wonderful. Singing improperly is going to wreck her voice for the rest of her life.

Kbm600 09/30/09 08:52 AM

I have truly not enjoyed Paramore this much since All We Know Is Falling. I have to disagree in opinion about "All I Wanted", I feel like that's one of the tracks where Hayley sounds strongest.

Then again, I did enjoy Avril Lavigne for a while when I was younger...:blush:

FRAMEY 09/30/09 08:52 AM

I really enjoy listening to this album at the moment. I also enjoy reading when JC writes reviews.

:-) 09/30/09 08:53 AM

I like the album but Careful, Misguided Ghosts and All I Wanted were really the only tracks that stood out to me :shrug:
Riot! remains one of my favorite albums ever though

superBMRuth 09/30/09 09:06 AM

great review. I only like this album so for. Hayley's voice is great and 90% of the reason I even bother to buy these albums, but she can only carry the band so far. After a few listens you start to realize that the music behind it is just sort of bland, ho-hum pop rock. I know they're still young, but they've been playing for several years now and this is their third album and there's very little progression between them. Am I alone here?

On the other side of the coin, i think the lyrics on BNE are way better. Self-confidence does a lot for the creative process. Some songs seem to be pages ripped out of little Williams diary, and I like when artists step out of their safe zone. On that note, I think Hayley should release at least ONE solo album in the future. There willl still be Paramore, dont' get me wrong. But I'd like to see her do her own thing for a record or two (see Dustin Kensrue and countless other band fronts).

edit: FUCK

Broclee 09/30/09 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Paulb-182 (Post 54805411)
Crappy first single. I'll never bother to listen to this album. Can't say I've liked any of their stuff all but the first couple of singles off the debut though. Boring on the whole


How can you call an album you won't listen to boring?

Paulb-182 09/30/09 09:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Broclee (Post 54811941)
How can you call an album you won't listen to boring?

I was talking about the band

Broclee 09/30/09 09:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Paulb-182 (Post 54812021)
I was talking about the band

Ah. Very well then, continue.

Paulb-182 09/30/09 09:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Broclee (Post 54812052)
Ah. Very well then, continue.

Thankyou. dooby dooby doo

brenByah 09/30/09 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by aealeman (Post 54810501)
Dead on. Someone also said that the lyrics are immature, and I have to agree. This crap about them "maturing" is a farce. The lyrics are not more mature, they're childish and bitter. I can't relate to their band drama, and I don't want to hear about it in a song. Also, her vocals are not nearly as good as they were on the previous two albums. At this point, she's straining. She often sounds as if she's shouting to hit the notes and during softer parts she sounds awkward. She needs to sing within her range because when she does she's wonderful. Singing improperly is going to wreck her voice for the rest of her life.


I don't think we're listening to the same record. These are easily her best vocals. I also don't understand how she sounds "awkward" in softer parts. Misguided Ghost is a very soft and mellow song and her voice sounds beautiful.

aealeman 09/30/09 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by brenByah (Post 54812731)
I don't think we're listening to the same record. These are easily her best vocals. I also don't understand how she sounds "awkward" in softer parts. Misguided Ghost is a very soft and mellow song and her voice sounds beautiful.

She does not sound comfortable to me in "Misguided Ghosts." Of course, I hate the song so that doesn't help. Anyway, I'm not trying to convince anyone otherwise, I'm just putting in my two-cents. For the first time her voice feels grating and annoying to me.

Justin052 09/30/09 09:55 AM

I enjoyed the album overall, and I agree with Julia on a lot of her points. Check out my review:
http://throughwindows.wordpress.com/

Johnnydcp 09/30/09 09:55 AM

I disagree on Misguided Ghosts.. I think it's the best song on the album.

brenByah 09/30/09 09:56 AM

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Originally Posted by aealeman (Post 54813172)
She does not sound comfortable to me in "Misguided Ghosts." Of course, I hate the song so that doesn't help. Anyway, I'm not trying to convince anyone otherwise, I'm just putting in my two-cents. For the first time her voice feels grating and annoying to me.

We can just agree to disagree, my feelings are pretty much the exact opposite, and I've never been a big Paramore fan. I'm very impressed with this release.

the1 09/30/09 10:08 AM

It's their best to date- what RIOT! should have been.