Tis a bit different than the normal 'pop' fare, especially considering the dance-music/auto-tune kick the world seems to be on. But, I thought the vocals were mixed, and the album in general, were given a more open feel. The vocals feel more 'live', more old-school rock, which, I don't know, is pretty cool sounding.
I"m babbling now, but I just like em. It's less in your face, less ear piercing, and more just part of the tunage.
Well yeah. Different strokes for different folkes. To me it sounds distant and lacks the punch I associate with Paramore.